For Advancement of Learning

The University of Liverpool, 1881-1981

Author: Thomas Kelley,R. F. Whelan

Publisher: N.A


Category: Education

Page: 560

View: 8577

Posted in Education

Universities and the State in England, 1850-1939

Author: Keith Vernon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135783667

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 8249

The question of the relationships between universities and the state is one of considerable current concern and debate. This book studies the development of the modern university system in England from the mid-nineteenth century to the outbreak of the Second World War, focusing on the role of the state. In this formidabe study, the author covers a range of key areas, including: * a review of the reforms of the ancient universities, the creation of civic universities and the formation of the federal London University * an examination of the co-ordinated system in the early years of the twentieth century and the inter-war period * an analysis of universities as modenising agencies of the state * a discussion of such issues as technical versus literary curricula, the clash between central and local authorities, and the output of universities in terms of the needs of the state and the economy. Students of history and education, academic historians will find this an informative and important text.
Posted in Education

British Archives

A Guide to Archive Resources in the United Kingdom

Author: Janet Foster,Julia Sheppard

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349118125

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 627

View: 9380

Since it was first published in 1982 British Archives has established itself as the premier reference work to holdings of archives and manuscript collections throughout the UK. The 3rd edition has been extensively revised and enlarged with more than 150 new entries, further widening the range of the book. Entries are structured to show the archives of the organisation as distinct from deposited collections and significant non-manuscript material, and additional details of fax number and conservation provision are included for the first time. All the existing entries have been significantly updated, together with the select bibliography and list of useful addresses of various organisations involved in the care and custody of archives. The introduction provides an invaluable guide to researchers using archives, including a summary of the relevant legislation and a detailed description of the usual holdings of county and other local authority record offices.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Social Change in the History of British Education

Author: Joyce Goodman,Gary McCulloch,,WILLIAM RICHARDSON

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131799146X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 8979

This work provides an overall review and analysis of the history of education and of its key research priorities in the British context. It investigates the extent to which education has contributed historically to social change in Britain, how it has itself been moulded by society, and the needs and opportunities that remain for further research in this general area. Contributors review the strengths and limitations of the historical literature on social change in British education over the past forty years, ascertain what this literature tells us about the relationship between education and social change, and map areas and themes for future historical research. They consider both formal and informal education, different levels and stages of the education system, the process and experience of education, and regional and national perspectives. They also engage with broader discussions about theory and methodology. The collection covers a large amount of historical territory, from the sixteenth century to the present, including the emergence of the learned professions, the relationship between society and the economy, the role of higher technological education, the historical experiences of Ireland, Scotland and Wales, the social significance of teaching and learning, and the importance of social class, gender, ethnicity, and disability. It involves personal biography no less than broad national and international movements in its considerations. This book will be a major contribution to research as well as a general resource in the history and historiography of education in Britain.
Posted in Business & Economics

Universities and Elites in Britain Since 1800

Author: R. D. Anderson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521557788

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 77

View: 5604

A clear and concise introduction to the history of British universities, covering all parts of the British Isles.
Posted in Business & Economics

Christianity and the University Experience

Understanding Student Faith

Author: Mathew Guest,Kristin Aune,Sonya Sharma,Rob Warner

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1780936397

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 4442

What impact does the experience of university have on Christian students? Are universities a force for secularisation? Is student faith enduring, or a passing phase? Universities are often associated with a sceptical attitude towards religion. Many assume that academic study leads students away from any existing religious convictions, heightening the appeal of a rationalist secularism increasingly dominant in wider society. And yet Christianity remains highly visible on university campuses and continues to be a prominent identity marker in the lives of many students. Analysing over 4,000 responses to a national survey of students and nearly 100 interviews with students and those working with them, this book examines Christianity in universities across England. It explores the beliefs, values and practices of Christian students. It reveals how the university experience influences their Christian identities, and the influence Christian students have upon university life. Christianity and the University Experience makes fascinating reading for anyone interested in the survival and evolution of religion in the contemporary world. It offers fresh insights relevant to those working with Christian students, including churches, chaplaincies and student organisations, as well as policy-makers and university managers interested in the significance of religion for education, social responsibility and social cohesion.
Posted in Religion

British Book News

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Best books

Page: N.A

View: 9661

Posted in Best books


Author: Joseph Sharples,Richard Pollard

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300102581

Category: Architecture

Page: 332

View: 3416

This comprehensive, full-color guidebook describes all the architecturally significant buildings in Liverpool, the city selected as European Capital of Culture for 2008. The book includes suburban areas of interest and excursions to notable sites farther out. Major buildings--such as the Town Hall, St George’s Hall, and the two Cathedrals--receive extended treatment; the streets of the business district are dealt with alphabetically; and the rest of the city--including the docks--is covered in a series of carefully planned walks. Based on Nikolaus Pevsner’s original text for the Buildings of England, the book is augmented by close study of Liverpool’s buildings themselves and by extensive new research. It is an authoritative work of reference as well as a practical handbook for visitors and residents walking in the city.
Posted in Architecture

The Illustrated London News

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: London (England)

Page: N.A

View: 4666

Posted in London (England)

The Cambridge History of Medieval Political Thought C.350-c.1450

Author: J. H. Burns,James Henderson Burns

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521423885

Category: History

Page: 808

View: 938

This volume examines the history of a complex and varied body of ideas over a period of more than a thousand years.
Posted in History

Developing England’s North

The Political Economy of the Northern Powerhouse

Author: Craig Berry,Arianna Giovannini

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319625608

Category: Political Science

Page: 326

View: 9323

This book explores the politics of local economic development in Northern England. Socio-economic conditions in the North – and its future prospects – have become central to national debates in the UK. The status of Northern regions and their local economies is intimately associated with efforts to ‘rebalance’ the economy away from the South East, London and the finance sector in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. The contributors to this volume focus in particular on the coalition and Conservative governments’ ‘Northern Powerhouse’ agenda. They also analyse associated efforts to devolve power to local authorities across England, which promise to bring both greater prosperity and autonomy to the deindustrialized North. Several chapters critically interrogate these initiatives, and their ambitions, by placing them within their wider historical, geographical, institutional and ideological contexts. As such, Berry and Giovannini seek to locate Northern England within a broader understanding of the political dimension of economic development, and outline a series of ideas for enhancing the North’s prospects.
Posted in Political Science

Dr Richard Formby

Founder of the Liverpool Medical School

Author: Thomas Cecil Gray

Publisher: Royal College of Physicians

ISBN: 9781860161858

Category: Medicine

Page: 116

View: 1123

Posted in Medicine

The Making of the University of Michigan, 1817-1992

Author: Howard Henry Peckham,Margaret L. Steneck,Nicholas H. Steneck

Publisher: University of Michigan Press


Category: Education

Page: 404

View: 5385

A comprehensive history of one of the nation's most prominent universities
Posted in Education

The University of Toronto

A History

Author: Martin L. Friedland

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442615362

Category: History

Page: 764

View: 1733

Anyone who attended the University or who is interested in the growth of Canada's intellectual heritage will enjoy this compelling and magisterial history.
Posted in History

Panto Sphinx

Author: Michael Henry

Publisher: Enitharmon Press


Category: Poetry

Page: 62

View: 3738

Panto Sphinx deals with the effect of time on relationships, showing that in spite of tragedy the passing of time brings its own healing process. These are poems that express the shadows that only become apparent because there is light. The show his familiar characteristics - lyricism, wit and word play - at their best.
Posted in Poetry

Quantity and Quality in Higher Education

Author: John Radford

Publisher: Readers Digest

ISBN: 9781853024337

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 6792

Quantity and Quality in Higher Education explores the changes taking place in higher education, and by discerning some of the basic educational issues within this situation the authors have discovered that many can be summarised in the phrase 'quantity and quality'. They argue that to some extent the issues implied by this phrase have always been intrinsic to higher education, yet believe changing circumstances demand a new look at how higher education operates and can be evaluated. The focus throughout is on the educational functions of universities and how these may be best preserved and developed in the climate of change. While quite aware of the functions of universities as research organisations and repositories of learning and scholarship, and of the realities of the economic situation, the authors seek practical ways forward based on research and experience rather than on merely nostalgia or expediency. This book offers a new set of perspectives on the problems incurred by the changing circumstances of higher education, and will be of great interest to all those involved in this.
Posted in Education

Perspectives on Higher Education

Eight Disciplinary and Comparative Views

Author: Burton R. Clark

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520061651

Category: Social Science

Page: 281

View: 3868

Posted in Social Science