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Histories of the Sacred and Secular, 1700–2000

Morality and Citizenship in English Schools

Secular Approaches, 1897–1944

Authors: Wright, Susannah

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  • Broadens understanding of the role of secularists in the education of working class children as good citizens.
  • Presents and analyses case studies of pressure groups and individual activists to develop the debates about morality and citizenship.
  • Considers both the national and the international providing a nuanced reflection of the period.
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This book sheds new light on early twentieth-century secularism by examining campaigns to challenge dominant Christian approaches to the teaching of morality and citizenship in English schools, and to offer superior alternatives. It brings together, for the first time, the activities of different educators and pressure groups, operating locally, nationally and internationally, over a period of 47 years. Who were these activists? What ideological and organisational resources did they draw on? What proposals did they make? And how did others respond to their views? Secularist activists represented a minority, but offered a recurrent challenge to majority views and shaped ongoing educational debates. They achieved some, albeit limited, influence on policy and practice. They were divided among themselves and by 1944 had failed to supplant majority views. But, with the place of religious and secular ideals in schools remaining a subject of debate, this analysis has resonance today. 

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Susannah Wright is Senior Lecturer in Education Studies at Oxford Brookes University, UK. She has published on secularism, morality and citizenship in English schools, and on local case studies of educational and welfare provision. This is her first monograph. She is a co-editor of the journal History of Education.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Morality and Citizenship in English Schools
Book Subtitle
Secular Approaches, 1897–1944
Authors
Series Title
Histories of the Sacred and Secular, 1700–2000
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-39944-1
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-39944-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-39943-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-67994-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 251
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