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Teachers and Football : Schoolboy Association Football in England, 1885-1915 - Colm Kerrigan

Teachers and Football

Schoolboy Association Football in England, 1885-1915

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Published: 10th December 2004
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The 1870 Education Act that opened up elementary education for all children contained no provision for outdoor games. This book explains how teachers, through the elementary school football association, introduced boys to organised football as an out-of-school activity. The influence and significance of this work, insofar as it relates to the elementary school curriculum and the growth of professional and amateur football are explored in detail, including:
* How ideological commitments and contemporary concerns for the physical welfare of children in cities may have led teachers to promote schoolboy football when it was not permitted during school hours.
* The extent to which out of school organised football may have led to outdoor games being accepted as part of the school curriculum
* How elementary school football in London in the late nineteenth century influenced the development of the amateur game
This is a fascinating account of the origins of schoolboy football and the factors that have influenced its development and the consequences and benefits that have followed not only for school football but for sport in schools and communities as a whole.

"The book is a tour de force of social and educational history which whets the appetite." -Gerald Haigh, "The Times Educational Supplement, 05/2005

Introduction
Public-School Games and Working-Class Football
Elementary-School Football in London to 1900
Consolidating Elementary-School Football in London 1900-1915
London Teachers and Schoolboy Football 1900-1915
Schoolboy Football and Amateur Football
London Schoolboys and Professional Football
Conclusions
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ISBN: 9780713002430
ISBN-10: 0713002433
Series: Woburn Education
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 10th December 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.28 x 16.76  x 1.85
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1