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Robert Lowe and Education

Robert Lowe and Education


Part of Cambridge Texts and Studies in the History of Education

  • Date Published: February 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521133739

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  • A study of Robert Lowe (1811–1892), a philosophical radical in the utilitarian tradition, educationalist and politician. He held a number of government positions, and as vice-president of the Committee of Council on Education (1859–1864) he introduced the controversial 'payment by results' scheme, 'results' being measured by examinations and constituting the pre-condition for the payment of State grants. Mr Sylvester assesses Lowe's career and political importance, and argues for a reconsideration of his somewhat reactionary reputation.

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    • Date Published: February 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521133739
    • length: 252 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.3kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of tables
    List of abbreviations
    1. Biographical sketch
    2. Political and social philosophy
    3. The genesis of payment by results
    4. The purposes of the Revised Code
    5. The effects of the Revised Code
    6. The 1870 Act
    7. Secondary education
    8. Curriculum reform
    9. University education
    10. Lowe and the Science and Art Department
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  • Author

    David William Sylvester

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