School Acts and the Rise of Mass Schooling

Education Policy in the Long Nineteenth Century

Editors: Westberg, Johannes, Boser, Lukas, Brühwiler, Ingrid (Eds.)

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  • Analyses school acts over the course of the nineteenth century
  • Examines the value, impact and purpose of school acts across 13 countries
  • Focuses on the manner in which school acts were embedded in their own historical, political and social contexts
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This book examines school acts in the long nineteenth century, traditionally considered as milestones or landmarks in the process of achieving universal education. Guided by a strong interest in social, cultural, and economic history, the case studies featured in the book rethink the actual value, the impact, and the ostensible purpose of school acts. The thirteen national case studies focus on the manner in which school acts were embedded in their particular historical contexts, offering a comprehensive and multidisciplinary overview of school acts and the role they played in the rise of mass schooling. Drawing together research from countries across the West, the editors and contributors analyse why these acts were passed, as well as their content and impact. This seminal collection will appeal to students and scholars of school acts and the history of mass schooling.
Chapter 9 of this book is available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at link.springer.com

About the authors

Johannes Westberg is Professor of Education in the School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences at Örebro University, Sweden, and is a member of the editorial team of the Nordic Journal of Educational History. Lukas Boser is Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern, Switzerland.  Ingrid Brühwiler is Head of the Public School Department in Canton Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Switzerland.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • The History of School Acts

    Westberg, Johannes (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • “Das Schulwesen aber ist und bleibet allezeit ein politicum”: The Felbiger General School Ordinance and School Reform in the Eighteenth-Century Habsburg Monarchy

    Viehhauser, Martin

    Pages 17-40

  • Schooling and the Administrative State: Explaining the Lack of School Acts in Nineteenth-Century Prussia

    Caruso, Marcelo (et al.)

    Pages 41-66

  • E Pluribus Unum: One Swiss School System Based on Many Cantonal School Acts

    Boser, Lukas (et al.)

    Pages 67-92

  • Education in a Nation Divided: The Contribution of School Acts to the Development of Dutch Mass Schooling in the Long Nineteenth Century

    Dekker, Jeroen J. H. (et al.)

    Pages 93-118

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eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-13570-6
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-13569-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
School Acts and the Rise of Mass Schooling
Book Subtitle
Education Policy in the Long Nineteenth Century
Editors
  • Johannes Westberg
  • Lukas Boser
  • Ingrid Brühwiler
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-13570-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-13570-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-13569-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 379
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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