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by E. G. West

eBook Education and the State ePub
Author: E. G. West
Language: English
ISBN: 0255359853
ISBN13: 978-0255359856
Publisher: Transatlantic Arts; 2nd edition (June 1, 1970)
Pages: 296
Category: Schools & Teaching
Subcategory: Teaching
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 109
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ePub file: 1324 kb
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G. West's book, "Education and the State" largely explores the history of Education in Great Britain. an amazing book that shows the negative impact public compulsory education has had on the citizens of Britain Whales and the US. Highly recommended.

G. In looking at the problems of education in Great Britain, there is a lot of insight into what works and what doesn't work. Up until 1870, education was largely a private concern that the parents of children dealt with. Things dramatically changed in 1870 under the Foster Act, which put government into what had been a private concern.

Edwin George West (27 February 1922 – 6 October 2001) was an economist and economic historian at Carleton University interested in the relationship between the state and the education sector. He applied public choice theory to state education and "he had a profound influence on both academic scholarship and education policy in Britain and abroad". West Centre at Newcastle University is named in his honor.

Education and the State book. To subsidise and tax the same activity was illogical and costly. West, Education and the State.

His book, Education and the State, published in 1965, continues to be highly influential. He examined the effect it had on the quality of education, concluding that its influence was ultimately negative YouTube Encyclopedic. 1/1. Views: 1 289. ✪ EG English-West Nile Virus.

Education and the State first appeared in 1965 and was immediately hailed as one of the century's most important works on education. In the thirty years that have followed, the questions this book raised concerning state-run education have grown immeasurably in urgency and intensity.

West’s return to England was rendered particularly controversial because his seminal book Education and the State had been published in 1965 by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA). Prior to this book, the conventional view of nineteenth- and midtwentieth- century education in Britain was that of the Hammonds, the Webbs, and the Coles, to the effect that democracy and education were inescapable partners. A self-governing society could not progress unless it was educated. West on Education. This attractive little book provides an excellent means of introducing any reasonably independent thinker concerned about education to the work of Edwin West. The modern realities of compulsory public schooling are becoming too obvious for all but its blindest adherents to ignore, and marginal alternatives such as charter schools, vouchers, and home schooling are chipping away at the monolith.

Education - Washington (State). Education - West Bank. Wings and the Child: or, The Building of Magic Cities (New York and London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1913), by E. Nesbit, illust. by George Barraud (Gutenberg text and illustrated HTML)

Education - Washington (State). Education - West Virginia. Education - Wisconsin. by George Barraud (Gutenberg text and illustrated HTML). Report of the Consultative committee on the education of the adolescent. Stationery of. 1926), by Great Britain.

Jacob Hornberger is the founder and president of the Future of Freedom Foundation

He was the author of Education and the State: A Study in Political Economy (1965). Jacob Hornberger is the founder and president of the Future of Freedom Foundation. He has written books on everything from free trade to health care, gun control, and foreign policy.

Painbrand
In 1983 in "A Nation at Risk" the alarm was sounded that education in the United States was broken, really, really broken. Twenty years later most politicians still agree that education is broken, and if you vote for them, they'll fix education; yet year after year children leave the public school system with declining test scores, and many of these children are functionally illiterate.

As any good doctor knows, you need to understand just what the problem is before making a diagnosis. E. G. West's book, "Education and the State" largely explores the history of Education in Great Britain. In looking at the problems of education in Great Britain, there is a lot of insight into what works and what doesn't work. Up until 1870, education was largely a private concern that the parents of children dealt with. Things dramatically changed in 1870 under the Foster Act, which put government into what had been a private concern.

The author asks a number of good questions about why the government should be involved and are there better ways for the government to be involved.

E. G. West looks into the two main arguments for the intrusion of government into education. The first is the government needs to protect children from neglectful parents. The second is the government should be involved because of the effect education has on society.

In response to the first argument E. G. West looks at the data in the early 1800s and shows that by and large parents had not been neglectful. He asks why we trust the same parent to vote, but won't let them chose where to send their children to school. He points out that it is important not to let children starve, but we don't force parents to send their children to specific public kitchens. And it is important that people know the rules of driving, but we let people chose where they learn to get an education in how to drive.

In response to the second argument the author shows data that education doesn't reduce crime. He explores the effect of education on democracy. One thing I found funny was that in the early 1800s many people in government were complaining that people were too literate. He explores the connections between education & equality of opportunity, education & economic growth, and education & the quest for 'common values.'

The basic conclusion E. G. West comes to is government should not be so involved in education, and especially in forcing parents to send their children to a particular school. He argues strongly for a voucher system to allow people to find the solutions best for their children, and as a way to encourage schools to do a better job.

This was originally written in 1965, but this is still an informative book to read. For anyone interested in the fundamental questions about just what the role of government should be in education, this is a good book for a second perspective into how having the government involved in educations creates a number of problems.
Goodman
Education is in vogue. The president of the United States was on television just the other day with the latest plan to throw money at education in the forlorn hope that the public school system can be improved.
In England a book called class action has just been published by a controversial ex-Chief Inspector of Schools who calls for radical action to correct deficiencies in education. According to recent government statistics, last year in England and Wales, examination results for high school students were better than ever. According to these figures results have been improving year on year for some time. The reality in state education is that increasingly in public education throughout the world the schools are failing to teach children. Education has become a business in it's own right and also has been used as a means to keep our young people out of unemployment. A whole support system has been constructed including teacher training colleges which has failed to produce good teachers and which sucks in more of taxpayer dollars year after year. Class sizes have shrunk, teacher and librarian salaries along with educational administrators salaries have grown yet large swathes of the population are illiterate and innumerate.
Professor West's book, now in it's third edition traces the real history of education from it's private origins to the nationalisation which currently exists throughout the world. Whereas the first two editions of the book foccussed on the United Kingdom, the most recent edition looks at America and finds similar results. This book offers compelling and chillinmg evidence of the failure of the state in education. It deserves to be read by everyone involved in policy-making and in education. It deserves to be put into condensed form by Readers Digest and made available to everone with a stake in education.
Obong
The reason that education reforms are so muddled and anemic is because most people have no idea how we arrived at our current condition. Consequently, many people consider the abolishment of the U.S. Federal Department of Education to be an extreme measure, when actually it would be mere tinkering at the fringes. This is strange since, historically speaking, the current structure of public education is a recent experiment in social-engineering wrought over roughly the past century to century and one-half. West's invaluable contribution is to unearth the origins of public education and its original claims. The first edition examined the British ontogeny, which is also important since the American ontogeny paralleled it in time and argument. Be sure to get the later editions which specifically include an eye-opening look at the American evolution. If you only read one book on education in your entire life, read this book.
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