This volume contains both text and contemporary document which together look at the history of education from the French Revolution to the late twentieth century. The connection between text and documents is closely preserved so that the volume both explains and illustrates the important issues and problems and at the same time poses questions for students to consider or follow up.

chapter 1|18 pages

The opening of a new era page

chapter 2|21 pages

The need for universal education

chapter 3|12 pages

Training the teachers

chapter 4|13 pages


chapter 5|15 pages

Secondary education for the few

chapter 6|13 pages

The development of the universities

chapter 7|10 pages

The period of the commissions

chapter 9|12 pages

Education for all

chapter 10|10 pages

New foundations