Walker, Martyn (2012) The Origins and Development of the Mechanics’ Institute Movement 1824 – 1890 and the Beginnings of Further Education. Teaching in lifelong learning: a journal to inform and improve practice, 4 (1). pp. 32-39. ISSN 2040-0993
|PDF - Published Version |
Download (71kB) | Preview
With the rapid developments and changes in the Further Education (FE) sector which have taken place over the last 20 years or so, it is appropriate to pause and question the origins and early developments of adult education and, in particular, the contribution made by the nineteenth century mechanics’ institute movement. This paper questions the hypothesis that mechanics’ institutes failed in offering education of any significance to working class adults. In doing so, the research provides a general history of the movement and its contribution to what became state funded FE which was emerging during the last decade of the nineteenth century.▼ Jump to Download Statistics
|Subjects:||L Education > L Education (General)|
|Schools:||School of Education and Professional Development|
School of Education and Professional Development > Centre of Lifelong Learning and Social Justice > Policy Research Group
Altick, R. D. (1957) The English Common Reader. Chicago: Chicago University Press.
Brougham, H. (1825) Practical Observations upon the Education of the People, Addressed to the Working Classes, and their Employers. London, reprint Manchester, 1971: E.J. Morten.
Curtis, S. J. (1968) History of Education in Great Britain. London: HarperCollins.
Davies, J. R., Bennett, S., Brockmann, T., Filmer-Sankey, W. (2002) The Great Exhibition and Its Legacy. K. G. Saur: Munchen.
Elliot, R. (1861) ‘On the Working Men’s Reading Rooms, as established in 1848 at Carlisle’, Transactions of the National Association for the Promotion of Social Science.
Evans, R. The ‘Andersonian’, The First Technical College, www.technicaleducationmatters.org
Hole, J. (1851) Essay on the History and Management of Literary, Scientific and Mechanics’ Institutions. London: Frank Cass.
Kelly, T. (1957) George Birkbeck, Pioneer of Adult Education. Liverpool: University Press.
Kelly, T. (1962) A History of Adult Education in Great Britain. Liverpool: University Press.
Lott, F. B. (1935) The Story of the Leicester Mechanics’ Institute 1833 – 1871. Leicester: Thornkey.
Luckhurst, K. W. (1957) ‘Some Aspects of the History of the Society of Arts’. Unpublished PhD Thesis, London University College.
Maclure, J. S. (1969) Educational Documents, England and Wales 1816 – 1968. London: Methuen.
McCord, N. (1991) British History 1815 – 1906. Oxford: OUP.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography ‘Henry Brougham’ www.oxforddnb [accessed 28 August 2011].
Purvis, J. (1989) Hard Lessons: The Lives and Education of Working-Class Women in Nineteenth Century England. Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press.
Roderick, G. W., Stephens, M.D. (1971) ‘Education in 19th Century England, Part III, The Liverpool Literary and Philosophical Society’, The Vocational Aspect of Education Vol. XXIII, No.54, Spring, pp. 49-54. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03057877180000061
Royle, E. (1989) Modern Britain, A Social History 1750 – 1985. London: Hodder Arnold.
Stephens, W. B. (1958) ‘Development of Adult Education in Warrington’. Unpublished MA thesis, Exeter.
Tylecote, M. (1930) ‘The Mechanics’ Institutes in Lancashire and Yorkshire, 1824 – 1850 with special reference to the Institutions at Manchester, Ashton-under-Lyne and Huddersfield’. Unpublished PhD Thesis, University of Manchester.
Walker, M. A. (2008) ‘Examinations for the “underprivileged” in Victorian times: the Huddersfield Mechanics’ Institute and the Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce’, William Shipley Group for RSA.
Yorkshire Union of Mechanics’ Institutes Annual Report, 1853.
|Depositing User:||Cherry Edmunds|
|Date Deposited:||27 Jun 2012 12:54|
|Last Modified:||14 Aug 2013 10:32|
Downloader CountriesMore statistics for this item...
Item control for Repository Staff only: