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This groundbreaking book combines a historical interpretation of Victorian educational debate with a critical overview of contemporary educational thought. * Traces the roots of contemporary educational practice in the values of Victorian thinking * Combines detailed consideration of Victorian sources, literary and non-literary, with reflections on their legacy in the 21st century * Reflects on questions of social class, religion, and gender as the Victorians defined them in relation to educational ideals * Suggests challenging connections between literary and social history and contemporary dilemmas

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405145053
ISBN-10: 1405145056
Format: Hardback
(240mm x 164mm x 20mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Dinah Birch

Dinah Birch is a Professor of English Literature at Liverpool University. Her work on Victorian literature includes Ruskin's Myths (1988), Ruskin on Turner (1990), and John Ruskin: Selected Writings (2004). She writes regularly for the Times Literary Supplement and the London Review of Books, and is General Editor of a forthcoming revised edition of the Oxford Companion to English Literature.

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