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Improvement and Nostalgia: Society Schools and Hedge Schools

Helen O’connell

in Ireland and the Fiction of Improvement

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199286461
eISBN:
9780191713361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286461.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, European Literature

This chapter demonstrates how improvement education was defined against the example of the hedge school and accordingly sought to instil an ‘ordinary’, vocational education — attuned to the needs of ... More


The Educational Tide Turns

Laurie O’Higgins

in The Irish Classical Self: Poets and Poor Scholars in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198767107
eISBN:
9780191821295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767107.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter places classical hedge schools in the context of the momentous educational reforms of the early ninteenth century, amid the tumult of the so-called Second Reformation. These reforms ... More


Narratives of Scholars and Schools

Laurie O’Higgins

in The Irish Classical Self: Poets and Poor Scholars in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198767107
eISBN:
9780191821295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767107.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter surveys the assessments of Arthur Young, Coquebert de Montbret, Lady Morgan (Sydney Owenson), Charles Henry Wilson, John Milner, William Shaw Mason, Humphrey O’Sullivan, Thomas Crofton ... More


Introduction

Laurie O’Higgins

in The Irish Classical Self: Poets and Poor Scholars in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198767107
eISBN:
9780191821295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767107.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter introduces the hedge school phenomenon, and briefly shows how educational initiatives among Ireland’s poor were not without contemporary parallels. Yet, at the same time, the complicated ... More


The Irish Classical Self: Poets and Poor Scholars in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

Laurie O’Higgins

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198767107
eISBN:
9780191821295
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767107.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book considers the ?classical strain? among non-elite people in eighteenth- and early-nineteenth-century Ireland. It investigates the legend of classical hedge schools, finding truth in it; some ... More


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