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Author Harrigan, Patrick J. (Patrick Joseph), 1941- author.

Title Mobility, elites and education in French society of the Second Empire / by Patrick J. Harrigan ; with a statistical appendix by James B. Whitney
Published Waterloo, Ontario, Canada : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, [1980]


Description 1 online resource
Contents CONTENTS -- LIST OF TABLES -- PREFACE -- INTRODUCTION -- I. THE SOCIAL ORIGINS OF STUDENTS -- Schools and Programs -- II. THE OCCUPATIONAL EXPECTATIONS OF STUDENTS -- Preferred Careers -- Patterns of Continuity and Mobility -- Schools and Programs -- III. GRADUATE CAREERS -- IV. STATUS LAYERS AND MODELS -- V. SCHOOLING, MOBILITY, AND MODERNISM -- Relation of Economy and Demography to Enrollment in Secondary Schools -- Relation of Demographic and Economic Factors to Social Trends in Schools -- Relations Among Social Factors Within Schools
Cost and Enrollment of SchoolsConclusion -- VI. MAGNIFICENT DREAMS, DORMANT FEARS, AND REALITY -- Introduction -- Social Purposes of Education -- The Question of Social Place -- Conclusion -- CONCLUSION -- APPENDIX I. THE EVIDENCE -- APPENDIX II. STATISTICAL METHODS -- BIBLIOGRAPHY: PUBLISHED SOURCES CITED -- INDEX -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- I -- J -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W
Summary Based on a unique historical source, this book examines the social origins, career expectations, and first jobs of 28,000 students in the "elitist" French secondary schools of the 1860s. Using sophisticated statistical analysis as well as conventional historical sources, the work concludes that schooling reached a wider audience than has been so far believed and that substantial social mobility occurred within the school system, but that family background, rather than educational factors, directed students' career aspirations and achievements. It also argues that although education expanded in urban, industrialized areas, mobility did not increase in these areas. A final chapter reconsiders nineteenth-century thought concerning education in the light of findings about the social effects of schools
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject High school students -- France -- Social conditions
Student aspirations -- France -- History -- 19th century
Occupational mobility -- France -- History -- 19th century
Education, Secondary -- France -- History -- 19th century
EDUCATION -- Secondary.
Education, Secondary.
High school students -- Social conditions.
Occupational mobility.
Social conditions.
Student aspirations.
Voortgezet onderwijs.
Sociale mobiliteit.
France -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780889207905