Schools and schooling, 1650–2000

New perspectives on the history of education – the eighth Seamus Heaney lectures

James Kelly & Susan Hegarty, editors

Hardback €40.50
Catalogue Price: €45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84682-628-3
January 2017. 208pp; ills.

 “This collection places educational policies and practices in Ireland in the past under a microscope and asks important questions of what is happening in education today. It recognises the importance and influence of education in the lives of individuals, families and societies, whilst acknowledging the ideological and political forces that shape it. It offers thus a valuable space to pause and learn as we turn minds to education in our own time, in Ireland and beyond. For, as Seamus Heaney put it: “The way we are living/timorous or bold,/will have been our life”. Sharon Jones, Irish Studies Review 27:4