A Mirror to Kathleen's Face: Education in Independent Ireland 1922-60

A Mirror to Kathleen's Face: Education in Independent Ireland 1922-60

by Donald Akenson

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Overview

First published in 1975, Donald Akenson’s book was at the forefront of a radically new approach to the study of Irish educational history. Instead of investigating the evolution of the schools as an isolated process, he explores the complex interrelations of Irish education, institutions and society, treating the schools as cultural litmus paper. By presenting Ireland’s schools as a reflection of the society that produced them, Professor Akenson demonstrates that they are, in truth, "a mirror to the face of Kathleen ni Houlihan".

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781136333880
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/12/2012
Series: Routledge Revivals
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 769 KB

Table of Contents

1. The Original Framework  2. Tinkering with the Machinery  3. The Magic of Words  4. Compulsion, but Gently  5. A Polite and Private Secondary Schooling  6. Investing in Children  7. The Catholic Church Triumphant  8. Protestantism Abashed  9. The Pauline Code  10. Looking Ahead

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