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The UCL Institute of Education

From Training College to Global Institution, Second Edition

Second Edition

The history of the Institute of Education at University College London from 1902 to 2020.

From its founding in 1902 as the London Day Training College to its establishment as a university institute and merger with University College London, the Institute of Education (IOE) has constantly grown into new areas of learning and social research. As a locus for leadership, it has exerted an influence upon the nature and direction of education nationally and internationally. Drawing upon a wide range of sources, the authors carefully develop the connections between the organization’s internal history and external historical developments. The result is an elegantly written history, characterized by substantial scholarship and analysis, and enlivened by illustrations and anecdotes. The pages of this book are studded with appearances by some of the most influential—and at times controversial—figures of education, including Sidney Webb, Cyril Burt, Susan Isaacs, Sophie Bryant, Richard Peters, Basil Bernstein, Ann Oakley, Celia Hoyles, and Stephen Ball. This edition extends Richard Aldrich’s text with two new chapters that speak to the extraordinary years of growth in the last two decades. The IOE is unique in successfully pursuing a world-leading research agenda while also supporting a wide range of teacher education, having an impact in London, across Britain, and the world.

370 pages | 101 halftones | 7 1/2 x 9 3/4

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Table of Contents



1. Foundation

2. From Clare Market to Southampton Row 1902-1907

3. A clash of cultures 1907-1922

4. From Day Training College to University Institute 1922-1932

5. New directions 1932-1939

6. War and reconstruction 1939-1949

7. New identities 1949-1963

8. Expansion and stalemate 1963-1973

9. The turbulent years 1973-1983

10. Survival of the fittest 1983-1994

11. Into a new century 1994-2002

12. The Institute on a world stage 2002-2014

13. Merger and after 2014-2020



Illustrations: Sources and acknowledgements


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