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Teacher Training at Cambridge : The Initiatives of Oscar Browning and Elizabeth Hughes - Pam Hirsch

Teacher Training at Cambridge

The Initiatives of Oscar Browning and Elizabeth Hughes

Hardcover Published: 1st January 2004
ISBN: 9780713002348
Number Of Pages: 254

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This book focuses on two educationalists, Oscar Browning (1837-1923) and Elizabeth Hughes (1852-1925) who were the principals of the two separate day training colleges for men and women at Cambridge. The early initiatives of these two leaders began the development of education studies at Cambridge University and, therefore, serve as test cases to examine the relationship between teacher training and the university. As their early programmes foreshadowed the work of the present-day Faculty of Education, a historical review of these Victorian educational experiments uncovers how the unstable relationship between teacher trainers, the university and the government of the day has affected the status of the Education Department within the university.
Oscar Browning and Elizabeth Hughes were extraordinary, larger-than-life characters, who have not yet been well-served in the historical accounts. Their ideals about what teaching should be about is one well worthy of re-visiting. The colleges they set up at Cambridge acted as models for training colleges all over the country so they were an influence on the national scene. In so far as they visited and lectured in Europe, America and Japan, they also had international influence.

Illustrationsp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Oscar Browning
A Formal Introduction to Mr Oscar Browningp. 3
Learning Your Lessons: Impact of Student Life on his Teachingp. 14
Educational Zeitgeist and Pedagogical Influencesp. 27
Teaching at Eton: 'The Greatest Shuffler' or the 'Best of Counsellors'p. 38
The Prodigal Don Returns to King's Collegep. 52
Cambridge University Day Training Collegep. 67
Elizabeth Hughes
The Underground Railwayp. 105
The Making of Elizabeth Hughesp. 118
Under the University's Beneficial Shadowp. 128
Getting Establishedp. 146
Elizabeth Hughes and the Catholic Studentsp. 158
Friends or Enemies: O.B. and Miss Hughesp. 169
Dangers and Disappointmentsp. 183
The Legacy of Elizabeth Hughesp. 192
Conclusionp. 207
Select Timelinep. 233
Bibliographyp. 235
Indexp. 247
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ISBN: 9780713002348
ISBN-10: 0713002344
Series: Woburn Education Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 254
Published: 1st January 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.47 x 16.1  x 2.79
Weight (kg): 0.58
Edition Number: 1