Paperback Edition
Paperback
326 pages
$39.95
Choose vendor to order paperback edition
BrownWalker Press Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Return policy
PDF eBook
Sample Preview
Size 2565k
Free
Download a sample of the first 25 pages
Download Preview

Entire PDF eBook
4347k
$38
Get instant access to an entire eBook
Buy PDF Password Download Complete PDF
eBook editions

Social Control and the Education of Adults in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

The Role of Religion, Natural Law, Science and Useful Knowledge in Curbing Licentiousness, Promoting Moral Rescue and Averting Working-Class Dissent

small book icon  Paperback   small ebook icon   eBook PDF
Publisher:  BrownWalker Press
Pub date:  2013
Pages:  326
ISBN-10:  1612337058
ISBN-13:  9781612337050
Categories:  History  History  Social Science

Abstract

An almost universal concern of the Victorian governing classes was with the question of social control: how to deflect a largely uneducated working class from their inevitable challenge to the centres of power, accepted value systems and existing authority structures. The fear in which the masses were held by the middle and upper classes came to dominate access to education or, more accurately, to what they defined as "useful knowledge," since this was designed to instil the values of a just and ordered society. Conversely for the working class, it would give them power; power over their own lives and in so-doing provide access to that social hierarchy currently valued by the governing minority.

This book addresses the role of the providers of education alongside the responses of those for whom it was intended. It discusses the provision of educational initiatives and the frequent attenuation of their founding objectives. It assesses the utility of the strategies of power and control adopted by the providers in order to maintain an upper class ideology.

Though evidence is discussed in a national context, it is supported by additional data from a rural county both for the purpose of comparative analysis and in order to add character and hear the true voice of the men and women involved.

About the Author

Jeffrey Robinson holds an M.A. in Urban Education and a Ph.D. in History and Sociology of Education. His graduate studies were developed to address questions of power in the nineteenth century adult education enterprises. During his long career in education, he has worked as a teacher, as a principal of a large adult education institute, and as a county manager of adult and continuing education enterprises. Dr. Robinson is the author of two texts on management and teaching, as well as a number of journal articles.



Paperback Edition
Paperback
326 pages
$39.95
Choose vendor to order paperback edition
BrownWalker Press Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Return policy
PDF eBook
Sample Preview
Size 2565k
Free
Download a sample of the first 25 pages
Download Preview

Entire PDF eBook
4347k
$38
Get instant access to an entire eBook
Buy PDF Password Download Complete PDF
eBook editions
Share this book



Relevant events
DEC
16
2024
World Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Congress World Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Congress which is going to take ...
16 - 17 Dec 2024
Online Event | Japan
FEB
6
SIH
Society for Intelligence History Annual Conference The Society for Intelligence History (SIH) is pleased to announce a call for papers for its f...
06 - 08 Feb 2025
Washington, United States
MAR
14
SHCONF
8th World Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities We are delighted to invite submissions for the SHCONF 2025 conference, a premier event bringi...
14 - 16 Mar 2025
Berlin, Germany
MAR
27
SMH2025
Society for Military History Annual Meeting 2025 The Organization of American Historians (OAH) is the largest scholarly organization devoted t...
27 - 30 Mar 2025
Mobil, United States
APR
3
AOH2024
2025 OAH Conference on American History The Organization of American Historians (OAH) is the largest scholarly organization devoted t...
03 - 06 Apr 2025
Chicago, United States
JUL
26
ICMHS
The 8th International conference on Modern Approaches in Humanities and Social Sciences Welcome to the 8th International Conference on Modern Approach in Humanities and Social Scien...
26 - 28 Jul 2024
Dublin, Ireland
AUG
2
ICRSH
7th International Conference on Research in Social Sciences and Humanities Interested in immersing yourself in interactive learning? Well, ICRSH is the platform for you...
02 - 04 Aug 2024
Stockholm, Sweden
AUG
8
DigiMarCon New Zealand 2024 - Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference & Exhibition "DigiMarCon New Zealand 2024 is your chance to ... – Hear from some of the most audacious ...
08 - 09 Aug 2024
Auckland, New Zealand
AUG
9
ICSH21
2nd International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities in the 21st Century The 2nd International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities in the 21st Century is com...
09 - 11 Aug 2024
Berlin, Germany
AUG
14
MARKETING
DigiMarCon Oceania 2024 - Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference & Exhibition "DigiMarCon Oceania 2024 is your chance to ... – Hear from some of the most audacious and ...
14 - 15 Aug 2024
Melbourne, Australia