The Irish Education Experiment: The National System of Education in the Nineteenth Century

The Irish Education Experiment: The National System of Education in the Nineteenth Century

by Donald H. Akenson

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Overview

This volume focuses on the creation, structure and evolution of the Irish national system of education. It illustrates how the system was shaped by the religious, social and political realities of nineteenth century Ireland and discusses the effects that the system had upon the Irish nation: namely that it was the chief means by which the country was transformed from one in which illiteracy predominated to one in which most people, even the poorest, could read and write.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781136591419
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/16/2012
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Education
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 4
File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

1. The Irish National System as an Educational Surprise. 2. The Eighteenth-Century Background. 3. An Administrative Genealogy. 4. Some Bureaucratic Archaeology, 1831-49. 5 Spinning the Eudcational Top, 1831-49. 6. The Politics of the Curriculum, 1831-54. 7. Over the Hill and Into the Woods, 1850-70. 8. Twenty Hearts Beating as None, 1871-1900. 9. Conclusion. Appendix. Bibliography. Index.

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