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Matthew Arnold and English Education : The Poet's Pioneering Advocacy in Middle Class Instruction
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? Poet and critic Matthew Arnold (1822–1888) was a prominent educator. One of Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Elementary Schools for 35 years, he traveled abroad to report on foreign education. Though Arnold is recognized as an early proponent of comparative education, there has been little study of his work in the field. The author examines Arnold’s writings and presents three related arguments—that England was well behind countries like France and Germany in “the civilization of her middle class”; that advances being made abroad were largely due to strong state education systems, and that it was essential for England to establish a system of post-elementary education modeled on foreign systems.
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Author: Brendan A. Rapple
Street Date: July 17, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-47-6921