Educating the Nation II: Universities

  title={Educating the Nation II: Universities},
  author={P. Mandler},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Historical Society},
  • P. Mandler
  • Published 2015
  • Political Science
  • Transactions of the Royal Historical Society
  • This paper continues the argument made in ‘Educating the Nation: I. Schools’, that democratic demand for ever widening access to education was the principal driver for expansion in the second half of the twentieth century. Demand for higher education was not as universalistic or egalitarian as demand for secondary schooling; nevertheless, it was pressing, especially from the late 1950s, and ultimately irresistible, enshrined in the ‘Robbins principle’ that higher education should be available… CONTINUE READING
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