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Education and Mobility

Ross McKibbin

in Classes and Cultures: England 1918-1951

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198206729
eISBN:
9780191677298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206729.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the development of state education until the early 1950s, the nature and standing of the public schools, and the growth of the universities and their relationship to wider ... More


Technical and Continuing Education

R. D. Anderson

in Education and the Scottish People 1750–1918

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205159
eISBN:
9780191676529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205159.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter describes the state's interest in technical education, and describes international competition, evening classes and technical colleges, central institutions and continuation classes. ... More


Education and the Scottish People 1750–1918

R. D. Anderson

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205159
eISBN:
9780191676529
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205159.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Scotland's democratic traditions, together with its early lead in literacy, make its educational system of great interest to historians. This book examines the distinctive characteristics and the ... More


Radio Communications, Geopolitics, Education, and Manufacturing in the British Radio Industry

Aitor Anduaga

in Wireless and Empire: Geopolitics, Radio Industry, and Ionosphere in the British Empire, 1918-1939

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199562725
eISBN:
9780191721755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562725.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

In this struggle, the history of upper atmospheric sciences meets geopolitics, and geopolitics meets economic history. This chapter shows how certain structural factors related to the radio industry, ... More


Educational Politics after 1872

R. D. Anderson

in Education and the Scottish People 1750–1918

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205159
eISBN:
9780191676529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205159.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The 1872 Act was the culmination of a long process of public intervention in state education in Scotland. Much of Scottish education developed on similar lines to England, but the common political ... More


Radio Communications, Education, Manufacturing, and Innovation in the Australian Radio Industry

Aitor Anduaga

in Wireless and Empire: Geopolitics, Radio Industry, and Ionosphere in the British Empire, 1918-1939

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199562725
eISBN:
9780191721755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562725.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter discusses the complex effects that the Empire, industry, and education had on radio development. Like Canada and New Zealand, Australia had a strong political interest in promoting radio ... More


Science in Education

Deepak Kumar

in Science and the Raj: A Study of British India

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195687149
eISBN:
9780199081684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195687149.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

In the early 1870s, the importance of science education in India was gaining recognition. In 1875, the Madras University decided to evaluate its matriculation candidates in geography and elementary ... More


Education, Culture, and Democracy

R. D. Anderson

in Education and the Scottish People 1750–1918

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205159
eISBN:
9780191676529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205159.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter looks selectively at what the experience of elementary education meant and what might it lead to. The first section discusses the development of educational techniques and of the ... More


Information Technology Education: Prelude to the Caste-Merit ‘Blood Sport’ and Caste Reproduction

Marilyn Fernandez

in The New Frontier: Merit vs. Caste in the Indian IT Sector

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780199479498
eISBN:
9780199092109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199479498.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility, Occupations, Professions, and Work

The seeds of the Merit-Caste debate in the merit IT culture making project are sown early in secondary and higher technical education. The ‘blood sport’ in technical education has been fuelled by ... More


The Neutron's Children: Nuclear Engineers and the Shaping of Identity

Sean F. Johnston

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199692118
eISBN:
9780191740732
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692118.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This book follows nuclear engineers, specialists in a field described by early participants as a ‘strange journey through Alice in Wonderland’ and ‘What Buck Rogers reads about when he reads’. Their ... More


Constraints to Learning

Edward Beatty

in Technology and the Search for Progress in Modern Mexico

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520284890
eISBN:
9780520960558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284890.003.0008
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The central paradox of modern economic growth in Mexico is the contrast between a tidal wave of technological imports—adopted and sometimes widely diffused—and a stubbornly persistent dependence on ... More


Making of National Policy on Education, 1986

R.V. Vaidyanatha Ayyar

in History of Education Policymaking in India, 1947-2016

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199474943
eISBN:
9780199090891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199474943.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter briefly narrates the great hopes aroused by Rajiv Gandhi’s accession to power and his dashing initiatives such as the reorganization of Central Government ministries and critiques the ... More


The Sustainable Growth Challenge

Michael H. Best

in The New Competitive Advantage: The Renewal of American Industry

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297451
eISBN:
9780191595967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297459.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

The theme of the chapter is that technology management can play a major role in fostering economic growth and a healthy environment. The capabilities and innovation perspective counters the ... More


Transforming High School and Addressing the Challenge of America’s Competitiveness

Stanley S. Litow and Grace Suh

in Youth, Jobs, and the Future: Problems and Prospects

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190685898
eISBN:
9780190685935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190685898.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work, Economic Sociology

This chapter examines the transformation of academic preparation to address the challenge of America’s competitiveness. American workers need higher skill levels more than at any time in history. In ... More


Wireless and Empire: Geopolitics, Radio Industry, and Ionosphere in the British Empire, 1918-1939

Aitor Anduaga

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199562725
eISBN:
9780191721755
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562725.001.1
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This book describes the complex relations between wireless and the British Empire, and draws on an broad range of unpublished manuscripts and original printed texts found in an large diversity of ... More


Courting Craft, Design, and Industry: Machines, Crafts, and the Locations of Modernity

Priya Maholay-Jaradi

in Fashioning a National Art: Baroda's Royal Collection and Art Institutions (1875-1924)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199466849
eISBN:
9780199087501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466849.003.0003
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter argues for the participation of Baroda’s crafts and Indian artisanal design in a self-styled indigenous economy of craft-education and craft-production and, through it, in the global ... More


The Gift of Knowledge: Educating India

Pushpa Sundar

in Giving with a Thousand Hands: The Changing Face of Indian Philanthropy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199470686
eISBN:
9780199088881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199470686.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This concentrates on philanthropy for higher education and discusses first the history of giving for higher education, and then the current state of philanthropy for education and why philanthropy is ... More


The Establishment and Evolution of Limerick City Municipal Library, 1889–1938

Matthew Potter

in Leisure and the Irish in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781781381823
eISBN:
9781781382325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381823.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the operation of the public library service in an Irish provincial city. It begins with a discussion of the origins of the public library movement in Britain and Ireland. The ... More


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