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American Influence on English Education

American Influence on English Education
American Influence on English Education
The American ideal has exercised a powerful influence over English educational policy over the last two centuries, even as it has itself changed. Today the very size of America enables it to rehearse problems we shall meet tomorrow. This volume answers key questions for education, as relevant now as they were when it was originally published: Is there an optimal size and a maximal use of a school? Are there adequately sophisticated batteries of attainment tests? Or valid methods of vocational guidance?
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  • THE AMERICAN INFLUENCE ON ENGLISH EDUCATION -- Copyright -- The American Influence on English Education -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- 1 The Yankee gospel -- (i) Its exponent and his relationship with pro- American groups in eighteenth century England -- (ii) Its chapel: the Royal Institution -- (iii) Returned loyalists: Francis Green and the education of the deaf -- Lindley Murray and his famous 'grammar' -- (iv) Frontier service agencies and their influence on the University of London -- (v) Early chapelries: lyceums, mechanics' institutes -- and Franklin Clubs -- (vi) 'Emerson mania' in the industrial north of England -- 2 The emergence of the school boards -- (i) Liberal admiration of popularly-elected non-sectarian school boards: Cobden's visit in 1835, and subsequent activity to promote them in England -- (ii) The Horace Mann, George Combe, Cobden triangle -- (iii) Other endorsements of American board school: James Silk Buckingham (pioneer town planner) -- J. F. W. Johnstone (chemist) -- Alexander MacKay (journalist) -- Lord Acton (historian) -- Harriet Martineau (feminist) -- J. R. Godley (Tory) -- (iv) The House of Commons and American practice: J. A. Roebuck in 1833 -- Sir Thomas Wyse in 1835 -- and Sir James Pakington in 1856 -- (v) The Endowed Schools Commission: James Frasefs report at the close of the Civil War, 1865 -- (vi) Background to 1870 -- (vii) The seepage of labour -- 3 Mass literacy -- (i) Radicalism and reading -- Cobbett's success -- The Stamp Act and Bulwer Lytton's arguments for a free press -- Harmsworth and the rise of the American style newspaper -- (ii) American juvenile books: 'Peter Parley' -- the McGuffey readers -- the 'Rollo' series and their Socinian outlook -- (iii) Emerson's influence on Froude -- Walt Whitman and the 'bulk-people' of the industrial north of England
  • Fenimore Cooper and Nathaniel Hawthorne's anti-historicism -- (iv) The rise of free libraries: the gifts of Andrew Carnegie, and the cataloguing skills of Melvil Dewey -- (v) From detective story to science fiction -- (vi) The 'neurosis of the future' -- 4 The Land Grant example -- (i) The Morrill Act of 1862 and American encouragement of scientific research, especially in agriculture -- (ii) The 'Wisconsin model' and its English admirers, Patrick Geddes and Victor Branford -- (iii) Chautauqua to Chicago: the concept of the universal college -- (iv) Andrew Carnegie, Joseph Chamberlain and the rise of the civic universities -- (v) Post-graduate research: the Johns Hopkins exemplar and Sir William Osier -- (vi) The Mosely Commission, 1903 -- L.E.A.'s look across the Atlantic -- H. B. Gray and the Public Schools -- 5 The twentieth century university -- (i) Balfour's attempts to attract American post-graduate students to Britain -- institution of the Ph.D. and of the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals -- the flow, primed by Harkness and Rockefeller grants, increases westward -- (ii) American critics of the European tradition: Henry Adams and Abraham Flexner -- (iii) Rockefeller money and British universities -- the Senate House, London -- the Cambridge University and Bodleian libraries -- (iv) General education in the American college -- English attitudes to experiments at Wisconsin, Chicago, and St. John's College, Maryland -- (v) The university as polytechnic as seen by Ramsay Muir, H. G. Wells and C. P. Snow -- (vi) Official reaction: U.G.C. and Robbins -- (vii) The projection of the American University pattern in England: Fulbright and other schemes -- 6 The educational process -- (i) American ventilation of advanced European ideas -- the American Journal of Education and its English admirers
  • (ii) The emancipation of American women: Elizabeth Blackwell and the English Princess Idas -- (iii) New techniques of physical education: Moses Coit Tyler and eurhythmics -- baseball -- basketball -- lacrosse -- Ernest Thompson Seton and the boy scouts -- (iv) 'the earth belongs in usufruct to the living' - Barnard's National Bureau the model for Sadler's Department of Special Inquiries and Reports -- John Dewey's operationalism and that of his disciples -- concern for the environmental factors. -- (v) Borstals, playgrounds and free milk -- Homer Lane's Little Commonwealth in Dorset and its supporters -- S. R. Slavson and Malting House, Cambridge -- (vi) From child study to child guidance -- (vii) Clearing-houses for American ideas: The New Education Fellowship and The Consultative Committee of the Board of Education -- (viii) The comprehensive school -- (ix) The rise of teaching machines -- 7 Industrial undertow -- (i) The American system: Brunei -- Whitney's jigs -- Waltham watches -- Singer sewing machines -- Goodyear's india-rubber -- (ii) The origin of the Enfield rifle, and the fame of the McCormick reaper -- (iii) General admiration of British engineers for American automatic machines -- (iv) American energy slaves -- the Corliss engines -- petroleum -- the kilowatt hour -- Emersonian disciple, Sir William Mather, gets English rights for Edison dynamo, and promotes Technical Instruction Act of 1889 -- (v) The Anglo-American debate about the future: Bellamy's Looking Backward (1888) countered by William Morris's News from Nowhere (1891). Substance accretes to Bellamy's fable -- (vi) The Republic of Jones -- (vii) The rise of the cinema -- (viii) American factories in England: General Motors -- Monsanto -- Procter and Gamble etc. Their possible impact on English research and development
  • (ix) Official U.S. action to disseminate American techniques in British Industry -- (x) American rocketry and its feedback to civilian technology -- (xi) Early Bird and E.T.V. -- (xii) The 'gap' and the 'brain drain' -- 8 Conclusion -- (i) The school as homogenising agent -- (ii) Significance of American social science -- (iii) American investment in Britain -- (iv) American technology in Education -- (v) The operational approach -- Bibliography
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