Richard Mulcaster's Positions Concerning the Training up of Children: Positions Concerning the Training up of Children

Edited by William Barker

© 1994

Richard Mulcaster’s Positions was originally published in 1581 during a very active period in the history of education in England. Dedicated to Queen Elizabeth I, it was an ambitious bid to change the direction of English schooling.
Mulcaster, who taught Edmund Spenser and Lancelot Andrewes, sets down propositions for a uniform political reformation of English schools. In arguing for public over private education, he promotes physical education, a closer control of the students admitted into schools, and ways to improve both the training and careers of teachers. He also discusses the teaching of women, school location, the role of parents in teaching manners and morals, and the need for uniform instruction and textbooks.
This is the first authoritative edition of the text and an important primary source for the study of Elizabeth language and culture. It includes an extensive introduction with biography and background to Mulcaster’s wide-ranging ideas. The notes provide further background and explain the archaic forms of Mulcaster’s English style.
Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Series: Heritage
  • Division: Scholarly Publishing
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 608 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.0in x 9.0in
Product Formats

SaveUP TO 9239

Book Formats

SKU# SP005845

  • PUBLISHED DEC 1994

    From: $44.96

    Regular Price: $59.95

    ISBN 9781487579067
  • PUBLISHED DEC 1994

    From: $44.96

    Regular Price: $59.95

Quick Overview

This is the first authoritative edition of the text and an important primary source for the study of Elizabeth language and culture. It includes an extensive introduction with biography and background to Mulcaster’s wide-ranging ideas. The notes provide further background and explain the archaic forms of Mulcaster’s English style.

Richard Mulcaster's Positions Concerning the Training up of Children: Positions Concerning the Training up of Children

Edited by William Barker

© 1994

Richard Mulcaster’s Positions was originally published in 1581 during a very active period in the history of education in England. Dedicated to Queen Elizabeth I, it was an ambitious bid to change the direction of English schooling.
Mulcaster, who taught Edmund Spenser and Lancelot Andrewes, sets down propositions for a uniform political reformation of English schools. In arguing for public over private education, he promotes physical education, a closer control of the students admitted into schools, and ways to improve both the training and careers of teachers. He also discusses the teaching of women, school location, the role of parents in teaching manners and morals, and the need for uniform instruction and textbooks.
This is the first authoritative edition of the text and an important primary source for the study of Elizabeth language and culture. It includes an extensive introduction with biography and background to Mulcaster’s wide-ranging ideas. The notes provide further background and explain the archaic forms of Mulcaster’s English style.
Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Series: Heritage
  • Division: Scholarly Publishing
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 608 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.0in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    William Barker is a professor in the Department of English at Dalhousie University and the former president and vice-chancellor of University of King’s College.

By the Same Author(s)