Centuries of Tutoring: A History of Alternative Education in America and Western Europe

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This book examines both the development of tutoring as a form of education and its influence on 'schooling.' It offers a review of what past educators wrote on their work, the lives of their students, and the wider socio-cultural ramifications during centuries of tutoring. The role of the tutor and the tutor-governess is reviewed as education at home and the corollary use of tutors in the school. The nineteenth century in Europe and America witnessed the widespread use of tutors, and the gradual adoption of mandatory tax-supported public schooling. The study concludes with a brief review of the contemporary uses of tutoring and an analysis of its historical contributions to Western education.

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...a fascinating good read, well-researched and documented, scholarly but hardly dry and never boring or tedious. Moreover, it is an essential and significant addition to feminist history and politics.>>>> (Educational Studies)

...well-documented and chronicled accounting of tutoring.>>>> (Standard Tutoring)

An outstanding scholarly piece: highly relevant at a time where we are to re-think our education system and methodology...Fluent, easy to read, excellent documentation...>>>> (Dr. Hans A. Schieser Standard Tutoring)

...a book not likely to duplicate any others on one's shelf, and one that suggests a variety of productive applications in research and teaching.>>>> (Dr. Hans A. Schieser History Of Education Quarterly)

Historians of education often observe that there is far more to the history of learning than the history of schooling, and it is to Gordon's credit that he has attempted to document this important point.>>>> (The American Historical Review)

Historians of education often observe that there is far more to the history of learning than the history of schooling, and it is to Gordon's credit that he has attempted to document this important point. (The American Historical Review)

...a fascinating good read, well-researched and documented, scholarly but hardly dry and never boring or tedious. Moreover, it is an essential and significant addition to feminist history and politics. (Educational Studies)

...well-documented and chronicled accounting of tutoring. (Standard Tutoring)

An outstanding scholarly piece: highly relevant at a time where we are to re-think our education system and methodology...Fluent, easy to read, excellent documentation... (Dr. Hans A. Schieser Standard Tutoring)

...a book not likely to duplicate any others on one's shelf, and one that suggests a variety of productive applications in research and teaching. (Dr. Hans A. Schieser History Of Education Quarterly)

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