This was the first book which globally surveyed the impact of the Second World War on schooling. It offers fascinating comparisons of the impact of total war, both in terms of physical disruption and its effects on the ideology of schooling. By analysing the effects on the education systems of each of the participant nations the contributors throw new light on the responses made in different parts of the globe to the challenge of world-wide conflict.

chapter |3 pages


ByRoy Lowe

chapter |16 pages

Soviet Schools in the Great Patriotic War

ByJohn Dunstan

chapter |14 pages

Education in Wartime Japan, 1937–1945

ByRichard Rubinger