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Empire, state and public purpose in the founding of universities and colleges in the Antipodes

Empire, state and public purpose in the founding of universities and colleges in the Antipodes From the mid‐nineteenth to the early twentieth century universities and colleges were founded throughout Australia and New Zealand in the context of the expanding British Empire. This article provides an analytical framework to understand the engagement between changing ideas of higher education at the centre of Empire and within the settler societies in the Antipodes. Imperial influences remained significant, but so was locality in association with the role of the emerging state, while the idea of the public purpose of higher education helped to widen social access forming and sustaining the basis of middle class professions. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png History of Education Review Emerald Publishing

Empire, state and public purpose in the founding of universities and colleges in the Antipodes

History of Education Review , Volume 39 (2): 16 – Oct 14, 2010

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © 2010 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
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0819-8691
DOI
10.1108/08198691201000008
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Abstract

From the mid‐nineteenth to the early twentieth century universities and colleges were founded throughout Australia and New Zealand in the context of the expanding British Empire. This article provides an analytical framework to understand the engagement between changing ideas of higher education at the centre of Empire and within the settler societies in the Antipodes. Imperial influences remained significant, but so was locality in association with the role of the emerging state, while the idea of the public purpose of higher education helped to widen social access forming and sustaining the basis of middle class professions.

Journal

History of Education ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Oct 14, 2010

Keywords: University; College; Australiam British Empire; Imperialism

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