Originally published 1983.This book explores the nature of the social history of education. It examines what aspects of the history of education have been neglected and why.

The themes explored include the relationship between education and the emergence of social science, the reputations of educationists, expectations of higher education in the twentieth century, the use of education against poverty and education as policy and case study.

part |2 pages

Part Two: Twentieth-century studies

part |2 pages

Part Three: Research and the history of education

chapter 12|13 pages

Case study and historical research