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A Progressive Education?: How Childhood Changed in Mid-Twentieth-Century English and Welsh Schools

Laura Tisdall

Abstract

A Progressive Education? argues that concepts of both childhood and adolescence were transformed in English and Welsh primary and secondary modern schools between 1918 and 1979, and that, by putting childhood at the centre of the history of education, we can challenge the stories we tell about how and why schooling itself changed. A ‘progressive’ or ‘child-centred’ education began to emerge theoretically in the United States and Western Europe from the late nineteenth century, claiming to rewrite curriculums to suit children and young people’s needs, wants and abilities. Existing work suggests ... More

Keywords: Childhood, Adolescence, Youth, Schooling, Education, Psychology, Teachers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781526132895
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.7765/9781526132901

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Laura Tisdall, author
Queen Mary University of London