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Teachers and football : schoolboy association football in England, 1885-1915

Author: Colm Kerrigan
Publisher: London ; New York : RoutledgeFalmer, 2005.
Series: Woburn education series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The 1870 Education Act that opened up elementary education for all children contained no provision for outdoor games. This book explains how teachers, through the elementary-school football associations, introduced boys to organised football as an out-of-school activity. The influence and significance of this work, insofar as it relates to the elementary-school curriculum and the growth of professional and amateur  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Colm Kerrigan
ISBN: 0713002433 9780713002430 0713040637 9780713040630 9780203006337 020300633X
OCLC Number: 55744294
Description: 216 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Public-school games and working-class football --
Elementary-school football in London, 1885-1900 --
Consolidating elementary-school football in London, 1900-1915 --
London teachers and schoolboy football, 1900-1915 --
Schoolboy football and amateur football --
London schoolboys and professional football --
Conclusions.
Series Title: Woburn education series.
Responsibility: Colm Kerrigan.
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This is a fascinating account of the origins of schoolboy football and the factors that have influenced its development and the consequences and benefits that have followed not only for school  Read more...

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"The book is a tour de force of social and educational history which whets the appetite."-Gerald Haigh, "The Times Educational Supplement, 05/2005

 
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