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Mass Education and the Limits of State Building, c.1870-1930 by Laurence Brockliss

Mass Education and the Limits of State Building, c.1870-1930


Mass Education and the Limits of State Building, c.1870-1930 by Laurence Brockliss

The first comparative study of the spread of mass education around the world in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, this unique new book uses a bottom-up focus and demonstrates, to an extent not appreciated hitherto, the gulf between the intentions of the government and the reality on the ground.

About the Author

ELLEN BERG Affiliate Assistant Professor of History, University of Maryland, USA LAURENCE BROCKLISS Professor of Early Modern French History & Director of the Centre for the History of Childhood, Magdalen College, Oxford University, UK GUNILLA BUDDE Senior Lecturer, University of Oldenburg, Germany JEAN-FRANCOIS CHANET Professor of History, University of Paris (Sorbonne), France NAZAN CICEKFaculty of Political Science, University of Ankara, Turkey SARAH DUFF Researcher, Birkbeck College, London, UK BEN EKLOF Professor of History, University of Indiana, USA CRISTINA SOARES DE GOUVEA University of Minas Gerais, Brazil HEATHER ELLIS Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany NITA KUMAR Professor of History, Claremont McKenna College, California, USA DEIRDRE RAFTERY Senior Lecturer in Education, University College Dublin, Ireland MARTINA RELIHAN Researcher, University College Dublin, Ireland ALESSANDRA FROTA SCHUELLER Rio de Janeiro State University, Brazil NICOLA SHELDON Academic Research Fellow, Institute of Historical Research, London, UK SUSANNAH WRIGHT Senior Lecturer in Education Studies, Oxford Brookes University, UK

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Publication date

21st February 2012


Laurence Brockliss

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Palgrave Macmillan


325 pages


Social & cultural history
Central government policies



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