The Politics of Irish Education 1920-65, by Sean Farren
Published by the Queen's University of Belfast in 1995, 296 pages. Hardback with Dust Jacket (S5278)
From the front inside fly leaf: For the first time this book compares educational developments in Ireland, north and south, since 1921. It explores the controversies and struggles surrounding the teaching of religion, the place of the Irish language in the school system, selection procedures for secondary schools, co-education, secularisation, school funding and textbook and curriculum content.
Drawing on hitherto unpublished and archival material, this book is an uncompromising analysis of how church and state combined, in both parts of Ireland after 1921, to control education. It thus provides a unique insight into the distinct cultural climates of both societies
Condition of the book is generally very good. The dust jacket has some minor scuffs and blemishes, and some light nibbling along the edges, but the brown cover boards are clean and tidy, the spine is intact, and all pages areclean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound