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TitleEducational Resources in the British Empire [electronic resource] : Examining Nineteenth Century Ireland and Literacy / by Tony Lyons, Noel Moloney
ImprintCham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
Edition 1st ed. 2019
Connect tohttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11277-6
Descript XIII, 320 p. 4 illus., 3 illus. in color. online resource

SUMMARY

This book explores the impact of the Lesson Books of the National Board of Education in Ireland in the nineteenth century. The author contextualizes the books used in national schools as well as across the wider British Empire: in doing so, he highlights the influence of the religious, social, political and cultural realms of the time. Firmly grounding the volume in its historical context, the author goes on to explore the contemporary moral climate and social influences, including imperialism, morality, rote-learning and socialization. Through meticulous analysis of each Lesson Book, the author traces the evolution of education in Ireland as a reflection of contemporary society, as it changes and transforms in line with cultural, religious and social changes. This pioneering and comprehensive volume will be of interest and value to students and scholars of education in Ireland as well as education in the British Empire more widely


CONTENT

Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. Pathways to Literacy: Its Nature and the Extant of its Provision in Nineteenth Century Ireland -- Chapter 3. 'What Book are you on?' Spirituality and Rote Learning -- Chapter 4. Rationality, Utility and Imperialism -- Chapter 5. Great Expectations: Science and Technology -- Chapter 6. Reading Book for Girls: Minerva or Madonna -- Chapter 7. Teaching Methodology -- Chapter 8. The Irish Lesson Books elsewhere in the British Empire


Curriculum planning Education-History Schools Literacy Curriculum Studies. http://scigraph.springernature.com/things/product-market-codes/O15000 Educational Policy and Politics. http://scigraph.springernature.com/things/product-market-codes/O19000 History of Education. http://scigraph.springernature.com/things/product-market-codes/O44000 Schools and Schooling. http://scigraph.springernature.com/things/product-market-codes/O52000 Literacy. http://scigraph.springernature.com/things/product-market-codes/O40000



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