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The Right Kind of History

Teaching the Past in Twentieth-Century England

Authors: Cannadine, D., Keating, J., Sheldon, N.

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The fruit of a two-year research project, this ground-breaking book aims to provide the first historical account of the teaching of history in twentieth-century England, and a series of reflections and suggestions which will inform, feed into and influence the current and future debates about teaching in schools.

About the authors

SIR DAVID CANNADINE is currently Dodge Professor of History at Princeton University, having previously taught at Cambridge University and Columbia University, and been Director of the Institute of Historical Research and Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Professor of History in the University of London. Among his many books are The Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy, G.M.Trevelyan: A Life in History, Class in Britain, Ornamentalism: How the British Saw their Empire, Mellon: An American Life, and Making History Now and Then.

DR JENNY KEATING has degrees from the University of Sussex and Monash University. She has been a museum curator, teacher, advice worker and journalist and, while living in Australia, worked as a commissioned historian. After returning to the UK she completed a DPhil, published as A Child for Keeps: The History of Adoption in England, 1918-45, and is currently a Research Fellow for the History in Education Project at the Institute of Historical Research.

DR NICOLA SHELDON has degrees from Manchester and Oxford Universities. She worked for 16 years in secondary education, in both teaching and management roles, before completing her doctorate on the history of truancy. She has published articles in the journal History of Education and on contemporary educational issues via www.historyandpolicy.org. She now works for the Institute of Education in teacher training.

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'Their book should be compulsory reading for anyone wanting to take part in the current discussion about history teaching and its future in our schools. At a single stroke, this book puts the whole debate onto a more sophisticated and grown-up level.'

- The Independent

'They make a strong, persuasive case and it's possible that history may one day be complusory to 16 as part of a Baccalaureate style curriculum.'

- BBC History Magazine, David Nicholls, Emeritus Professor of History, Manchester Metropolitan University


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Hardcover $110.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-230-30086-6
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Softcover $26.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-230-30087-3
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Right Kind of History
Book Subtitle
Teaching the Past in Twentieth-Century England
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-30086-6
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-30087-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 306
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