The First Fifty Years : a Portrait of the University 1950-2000

Author: John Murray Kolbert

Publisher: Trentham Books

ISBN: 9781858562384


Page: 290

View: 4064

Keele was the first new university, founded as the University College of North Staffordshire in 1949, and admitting its first 159 students in 1950. By awarding its own degrees, based on its own curriculum, Keele broke the mould of university education in the United Kingdom. What had appeared to be impossible in the 1940s became the norm when later new universities were founded in the 1960s. In this book John Kolbert follows Lord Lindsay's struggle to establish the Keele Experiment, based on his "Keele idea". He traces the succession of principals, the establishment of Keele as a university in 1962, the unrest of the late-1960s and the very difficult years of the government cuts in the 1980s. Keele suffered worst than most, and the author, through first-hand experience as a member of staff, gives an account of how Keele, not only survived, but thrived in the face of adversity.

History of Universities

Volume XX/2 2005

Author: Mordechai Feingold

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199289288

Category: Education

Page: 244

View: 2300

Volume XX/2 of History of Universities contains the customary mix of learned articles, book reviews, conference reports, and bibliographical information, which makes this publication such an indispensable tool for the historian of higher education. Its contributions range widely geographically, chronologically, and in subject-matter. The volume is, as always, a lively combination of original research and invaluable reference material.

Education in Britain

1944 to the Present

Author: Ken Jones

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1509505237

Category: Education

Page: 296

View: 6796

In the decades after 1944 the four nations of Britain shared a common educational programme. By 2015, this programme had fragmented: the patterns of schooling and higher education in Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and England resembled each other less and less. This new edition of the popular Education in Britain traces and explains this process of divergence, as well as the arguments and conflicts that have accompanied it. With a reach that extends from the primary school to the university, and from culture to politics and economics, Ken Jones explores the achievements and limits of post-war reform and the egalitarian aspirations of the 1960s and 1970s. He registers the impact of the Thatcherite revolution of the 1980s, and of the New Labour governments which were its inheritors. Turning to the twenty-first century, Jones tracks the educational consequences of devolution and austerity. The result is a book which is more attentive than any other to the ever-increasing diversity of education in Britain. This comprehensive and accessible overview will have a wide appeal. It will also be an invaluable resource on courses in educational studies, teacher education and sociology.

Local Citizenship in the Global Arena

Educating for community participation and change

Author: Sally Findlow

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317508602

Category: Education

Page: 162

View: 3026

Local Citizenship in the Global Arena proposes a reconsideration of both citizenship and citizenship education, moving away equally from prevailing ‘global citizenship’ and ‘fundamental British values’ approaches towards a curriculum for education that is essentially about creating cosmopolitan, included and inclusive, politically-engaged citizens of communities local, national and global. Viewing education as both problem and solution, Findlow argues that today’s climate of rapid and unpredictable geopolitical and cultural re-scoping requires an approach to citizenship education that both reflects and shapes society, paying attention to relationships between the local and global aspects of political voice, equality and community. Drawing on a range of international examples, she explores the importance and possibilities of a form of education that instead of promoting divisive competition, educates about citizenship in its various forms, and encourages the sorts of open and radical thinking that can help young people cross ideological and physical borders and use their voice in line with their own, and others’, real, long-term interests. Successive chapters develop this argument by critically examining the key elements of citizenship discourses through the interrelated lenses of geopolitical change, nationalism, the competition fetish, critical pedagogy, multiculturalism, protest politics, feminism and ecology, and highlighting ways in which the situationally diverse lived realities of ‘citizenship’ have been mediated by different forms of education. The book draws attention to how we think of education’s place in a world of combined globalisation, localism, anti-state revolt and xenophobia. It will be of key interest to academics, researchers and postgraduate students in the fields of education, political science, philosophy, sociology, social policy, cultural studies and anthropology.

Circle of Love

Author: Susan Cornell Bauer

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1591606128

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 599


A Social History of Educational Studies and Research

Past, Present – and Future?

Author: Gary McCulloch,Steven Cowan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317483871

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 4325

A Social History of Educational Studies and Research examines the development of the study of education in the UK in its broader educational, social and political context since its early beginnings in the first part of the twentieth century. By providing a historical analysis of the contested growth of the field this book examines the significant contribution that has been made by institutions of higher education, journals, text books, conferences, centres, and academic societies. It discusses the problems and opportunities of the field, and its prospects for survival and adaptation to current changes in the decades ahead. The work draws on documentary sources, social network analysis, and interviews with leading figures from across the field. This book highlights international influences on the development of educational studies and research in the UK, its role in the growing internationalisation of the field as a whole, and also comparisons and contrasts with the nature of the field elsewhere. It relates the development to the wider social, political and economic changes affecting higher education in general and educational studies and research in particular. It addresses the historical development of disciplines in higher education institutions and the nature, extent and limitations of interdisciplinarity. A Social History of Educational Studies and Research discuss the problems and opportunities facing the study of education today, and its prospects of adapting to changes in the decades ahead. It is a distinctive and original analysis of educational studies and research that provides the first comprehensive study of its type.
Literary Criticism

Sozialgeschichte der Kunst und Literatur

Author: Arnold Hauser

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406704573

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1119

View: 8628

Arnold Hauser war einer der ersten, der soziologische Fragestellungen in die Literaturgeschichtsbetrachtung integriert hat. Im vorliegenden Buch beschäftigt er sich grenzüberschreitend mit der Entwicklung von bildender Kunst, Literatur, Musik, Theater und Film. „Die erste wesentliche Soziologie der Kunst, die wir kennen. ... Hausers Buch ist ein Wegweiser durch das Labyrinth der Zeiten und Kulturen.“ Süddeutsche Zeitung
Civilization, Classical

CA News

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Civilization, Classical

Page: N.A

View: 1678

Language Arts & Disciplines

Writers Directory 2010 V1 A-L

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781558626003

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

View: 3189

Features bibliographical, biographical and contact information for living authors worldwide who have at least one English publication. Entries include name, pseudonyms, addresses, citizenship, birth date, specialization, career information and a bibliography.
Authors, American

The Writers Directory

Author: Miranda H. Ferrara

Publisher: N.A


Category: Authors, American

Page: 999

View: 2307


Canadian Who's Who 2009

Author: Elizabeth Lumley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780802040923

Category: Reference

Page: 1445

View: 7553

Now in its ninety-ninth year of publication, this standard Canadian reference source contains the most comprehensive and authoritative biographical information on notable living Canadians. Those listed are carefully selected because of the positions they hold in Canadian society, or because of the contribution they have made to life in Canada. The volume is updated annually to ensure accuracy, and 600 new entries are added each year to keep current with developing trends and issues in Canadian society. Included are outstanding Canadians from all walks of life: politics, media, academia, business, sports, and the arts, from every area of human activity. Each entry details birth date and place, education, family, career history, memberships, creative works, honours and awards, and full addresses. Indispensable to researchers, students, media, business, government, and schools, Canadian Who's Who is an invaluable source of general knowledge.
Biography & Autobiography

Who's Who in the World, 1978-1979

Author: Marquis Who's Who, Inc,Marquis Who's Who, LLC

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780837911045

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1032

View: 591


Der Atem der Welt

Author: Carol Birch

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3458793909

Category: Fiction

Page: 395

View: 8979

Nie hätte der junge Jaffy Brown geglaubt, der Armut und Enge im Hafenviertel des viktorianischen London zu entkommen. Doch dann begegnet er ausgerechnet dort einem entlaufenen Tiger, einem herrlichen Geschöpf auf geschmeidigen Pfoten, und sein Leben nimmt eine neue Richtung. Bald nimmt er Abschied von seiner geliebten Ishbel und heuert mit seinem besten Freund Tim auf einem Walfänger an, mit Kurs auf den Indischen Ozean und unbekannte Abenteuer. Noch ahnt Jaffy nicht, dass eine Reise vor ihm liegt, nach der nichts mehr so sein kann wie vorher. Carol Birch erzählt mit herausragender Erfindungsgabe und einer leuchtenden sprachlichen Kraft – im Kopf das wogende Meer. Die Geschichte von Jaffy Brown führt zu den Grenzen des Vorstellbaren, und sie zeigt, dass Liebe und Freundschaft alles überdauern.

Swing Time


Author: Zadie Smith

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462316001

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

View: 7902

»Nicht nur Freundschaft, sondern die ganze verrückte, ungerechte Welt wird einem präzisen prüfenden Blick unterzogen.« New York Magazine.Beim Tanzunterricht lernen sich zwei kleine Mädchen kennen und werden Freundinnen. Beide träumen davon, Tänzerinnen zu werden. Doch nur die eine hat Talent. Die andere hat Ideen: über Rhythmus und Zeit, über schwarze Haut und schwarze Musik, über Stammeszugehörigkeit, Milieu, Bildung und Chancengleichheit. Als sich die beiden Mädchen zum ersten Mal begegnen, fühlen sie sich sofort zueinander hingezogen. Die gleiche Leidenschaft fürs Tanzen und für Musicals verbindet sie, doch auch derselbe Londoner Vorort und die Hautfarbe. Ihre Wege trennen sich, als Tracey tatsächlich Tänzerin wird und erste Rollen in Musicals bekommt. Ihre Freundin wiederum jettet als Assistentin der berühmten Sängerin Aimee um die Welt. Als Aimee in Afrika eine Schule gründen will, reist sie ihr voraus und lässt sich durch das Land, in dem ihre Wurzeln liegen, verzaubern und aus dem Rhythmus bringen. Dieser grandiose Roman von Zadie Smith, der in den USA und in Großbritannien von Presse und Publikum gefeiert wird, erzählt am Beispiel zweier Freundinnen vom Siegen und Scheitern, vom Beginnen und Enden. »Bewegend, lustig und wahrhaftig analysiert dieser Roman mit der Eleganz von Fred Astaire oder Michael Jackson Themen wie Hautfarbe und Weltpolitik.« Kirkus Reviews