The firstground-breaking account of the teaching of history in England's state schools from the early 1900s to the present day, this accessible study is a major contribution to the current debates about the place of history in the classroom and the national curriculum. Drawing on a wide variety of hitherto unpublished material, including an especially created oral history archive and the recollections of many former pupils as to what it was like to be on the receiving end and how much they have remembered of what they were taught, the authors of this powerfully-argued book present an original and comprehensive account of the political decisions and the pedagogic practices which determined the sort of history that was taught in the classroom. Concluding with some important recommendations about what needs to be done to safeguard the teaching of history in England's schools in the future, The Right Kind of History will be an invaluable resource for teachers, scholars, educationalists andpolicy-makers.
SIR DAVID CANNADINE is currently Dodge Professor of History at Princeton University, having previously taught at Cambridge University and Columbia University, and been Director of the Institute of Historical Research and Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Professor of History in the University of London. Among his many books are The Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy, G.M.Trevelyan: A Life in History, Class in Britain, Ornamentalism: How the British Saw their Empire, Mellon: An American Life, and Making History Now and Then. DR JENNY KEATING has degrees from the University of Sussex and Monash University. She has been a museum curator, teacher, advice worker and journalist and, while living in Australia, worked as a commissioned historian. After returning to the UK she completed a DPhil, published as A Child for Keeps: The History of Adoption in England, 1918-45, and is currently a Research Fellow for the History in Education Project at the Institute of Historical Research. DR NICOLA SHELDON has degrees from Manchester and Oxford Universities. She worked for 16 years in secondary education, in both teaching and management roles, before completing her doctorate on the history of truancy. She has published articles in the journal History of Education and on contemporary educational issues via www.historyandpolicy.org. She now works for the Institute of Education in teacher training.
David Cannadine, Jenny Keating, Mr David Cannadine, Nicola Sheldon
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Education & Teaching
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