Educator Most Extraordinary

The life and achievements of Harry Rée, 1914–1991

  • Jonathan M. Daube
This is the extraordinary story of Harry Rée, ‘the pre-eminent educationalist of the post-War years’. The youngest of eight children, he went to Cambridge and then into teaching, and after ten years as headmaster of Watford Boys’ Grammar School he became a fervent advocate for comprehensives. The first professor appointed at the University of York, he argued for innumerable causes: community education, comprehensives, curricular reform, voluntary suicide, and much else. His life and thought explored such questions as: What can you do if you truly believe in the power of education? What does it mean to live a life committed to public service? Is one person’s compromise another’s sell-out? And what does it mean to be a visionary?
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The life and achievements of Harry Rée, 1914–1991

  • Jonathan M. Daube
This is the extraordinary story of Harry Rée, ‘the pre-eminent educationalist of the post-War years’. The youngest of eight children, he went to Cambridge and then into teaching, and after ten years as headmaster of Watford Boys’ Grammar School he became a fervent advocate for comprehensives. The first professor appointed at the University of York, he argued for innumerable causes: community education, comprehensives, curricular reform, voluntary suicide, and much else. His life and thought explored such questions as: What can you do if you truly believe in the power of education? What does it mean to live a life committed to public service? Is one person’s compromise another’s sell-out? And what does it mean to be a visionary?

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A Chemical Passion

The forgotten story of chemistry at British independent girls’ schools, 1820s–1930s

  • Marelene Rayner-Canham
  • Geoff Rayner-Canham
In this groundbreaking work the authors reveal that from the 1820s to the 1930s chemistry teaching flourished in girls’ independent schools in Britain. The fruit of years of research in the archives of dozens of schools, this rich and multifaceted account reveals the hidden history of a landmark achievement in the education of women.
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The forgotten story of chemistry at British independent girls’ schools, 1820s–1930s

  • Marelene Rayner-Canham
  • Geoff Rayner-Canham
In this groundbreaking work the authors reveal that from the 1820s to the 1930s chemistry teaching flourished in girls’ independent schools in Britain. The fruit of years of research in the archives of dozens of schools, this rich and multifaceted account reveals the hidden history of a landmark achievement in the education of women.

Price: £26.99

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The London Association for the Teaching of English 1947 – 67

A history

  • Simon Gibbons
Traces the birth and development of the London Association for the Teaching of English. Founders of LATE, such as James Britton, Harold Rosen, and Nancy Martin, were critical in the development of an English-teaching pedagogy that still influences the work of teachers across many parts of the world today.
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A history

  • Simon Gibbons
Traces the birth and development of the London Association for the Teaching of English. Founders of LATE, such as James Britton, Harold Rosen, and Nancy Martin, were critical in the development of an English-teaching pedagogy that still influences the work of teachers across many parts of the world today.

Price: £23.99

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Radical connections

A journey through social histories, biography and politics

  • Jane Martin
This lecture revisits nineteenth and twentieth century education policy and politics in the light of the experiences and struggles of educator activist Mary Bridges Adams (1855-1939).
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A journey through social histories, biography and politics

  • Jane Martin
This lecture revisits nineteenth and twentieth century education policy and politics in the light of the experiences and struggles of educator activist Mary Bridges Adams (1855-1939).

Price: £5.00

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History, Politics and Policy-making in Education

A festschrift presented to Richard Aldrich

  • David Crook
  • Gary McCulloch
This wide-ranging volume of ten essays focuses on demonstrating how an understanding of the historical past may help us to set in context current educational issues. The essays examine such diverse themes as motherhood, gender, race, the teaching of reading, university politics and national security.
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A festschrift presented to Richard Aldrich

  • David Crook
  • Gary McCulloch
This wide-ranging volume of ten essays focuses on demonstrating how an understanding of the historical past may help us to set in context current educational issues. The essays examine such diverse themes as motherhood, gender, race, the teaching of reading, university politics and national security.

Price: £20.00

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Educational Commonplaces

Essays to honour Denis Lawton

  • David Halpin
  • Paddy Walsh
Introduced by an overview of Denis Lawton’s work and concluding with an interview with the subject himself, this collection of essays pays tribute to his multi-faceted scholarly work.
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Essays to honour Denis Lawton

  • David Halpin
  • Paddy Walsh
Introduced by an overview of Denis Lawton’s work and concluding with an interview with the subject himself, this collection of essays pays tribute to his multi-faceted scholarly work.

Price: £17.99

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Education, history and social change

The legacy of Brian Simon

  • Gary McCulloch
Gary McCulloch examines the legacy of Brian Simon, who was the leading and best known historian of education in the United Kingdom. He discusses the significance of Simon’s own relationship with the Institute of Education and outlines ways of building on Simon’s legacy to the history of education in the changing society of the twenty-first century.
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The legacy of Brian Simon

  • Gary McCulloch
Gary McCulloch examines the legacy of Brian Simon, who was the leading and best known historian of education in the United Kingdom. He discusses the significance of Simon’s own relationship with the Institute of Education and outlines ways of building on Simon’s legacy to the history of education in the changing society of the twenty-first century.

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London lives and education

Thomas More on Utopianism and William Hazlitt on plain speaking

  • David Halpin
Reflecting on the disadvantaged ‘London lives’ of many of the capital’s children, Halpin commends aspects of the writings of two eminent Londoners: Thomas More and William Hazlitt, and illustrates how we should re-engage with these as we consider the scope, nature and potential of school reform, not just in London, but generally.
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Thomas More on Utopianism and William Hazlitt on plain speaking

  • David Halpin
Reflecting on the disadvantaged ‘London lives’ of many of the capital’s children, Halpin commends aspects of the writings of two eminent Londoners: Thomas More and William Hazlitt, and illustrates how we should re-engage with these as we consider the scope, nature and potential of school reform, not just in London, but generally.

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The Institute of Education 1902-2002

A centenary history

  • Richard Aldrich
This centenary history provides the first comprehensive study of the Institute of Education, University of London, the United Kingdom’s premier institution for the study of education.
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A centenary history

  • Richard Aldrich
This centenary history provides the first comprehensive study of the Institute of Education, University of London, the United Kingdom’s premier institution for the study of education.

Price: £22.50

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School Textbook Research

The case of geography 1800-2000

  • Norman Graves
This book is an analysis of the evolution of geography textbooks in use in the United Kingdom from 1800 to the end of the twentieth century.
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The case of geography 1800-2000

  • Norman Graves
This book is an analysis of the evolution of geography textbooks in use in the United Kingdom from 1800 to the end of the twentieth century.

Price: £25.00

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