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T. H. Huxley on Education
A selection from his writings


Part of Cambridge Texts and Studies in the History of Education

  • Date Published: April 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521131469

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  • Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–1895) is known primarily as a scientist but he was also an influential educationalist, spending most of his working life teaching at the School of Mines (which later became Imperial College of Science and Technology). In this 1971 text, the most significant of his writings on education have been selected, edited and gathered together. The book is introduced by a substantial essay in which Cyril Bibby assesses Huxley's influence on the historical development of education and indicates the ways in which his educational thinking bears closely on many problems of twentieth-century society. The book contains sufficient bibliographical apparatus to guide the reader in further study, together with a useful chronology of Huxley's life and writings in their historical context.

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    • Date Published: April 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521131469
    • length: 244 pages
    • dimensions: 203 x 127 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.27kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Note on the selections
    Note on references
    Introductory essay: Huxley as Educator
    1. The Natural History Sciences (1854)
    2. A Lobster
    or, the Study of Zoology (1861)
    3. Emancipation - Black and White (1865)
    4. Improving Natural Knowledge (1866)
    5. A Liberal education
    and Where to Find it (1868)
    6. Scientific Education
    7. The School Boards (1870)
    8. Administrative Nihilism (1871)
    9. The Hypothesis that Animals are Automata (1874)
    10. Universities: Actual and Ideal (1874)
    11. Address on University Education (1876)
    12. The Study of Biology (1876)
    13. Elementary Instruction in Physiology (1877)
    14. Technical Education (1877)
    15. Hume (1878)
    16. Science and Culture (1880)
    17. Science and Art in Education (1883)
    18. The Promotion of Technical Education (1887)
    19. The Struggle for Existence in Society (1888)
    Guide to further reading

  • Introduction by

    Cyril Bibby

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