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could both contribute to the creation of a moral social order as well as having the potential to foster moral crisis and anti-British sentiments. Missionaries and governments: religion, modernity and secularisation In the nineteenth century, education was generally seen as ‘a characteristic feature of modern civilization’. 38 The provision of universal liberal education

in Missionaries and modernity
Uyilawa Usuanlele

respectable thing than education?’ The paper went on to demand ‘the establishment or support of good elementary schools by the Government with an efficient inspector at their head … because no people, as a people, are more anxious for the advantages of liberal education than the people of Lagos. From time to time, we see the strenuous efforts put forth, and the enormous sacrifice made

in Developing Africa
Maureen Wright

analytical, incisive intelligence. It helps explain, however, her deep engagement with the feminist philosophers of the Enlightenment. Though weeks later her health was restored, her faith struggles continued, in tandem with an increasing commitment to social reform. Elizabeth was by no means isolated in her concerns regarding standards in her profession, particularly the effects of slovenly tuition on young minds, both of girls and boys. New theories of liberal education, specialising in a methodological approach, had produced calls for the WGH01.indd 42 42 5

in Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy and the Victorian Feminist Movement
The Smith College Relief Unit, Near East Relief and visions of Armenian reconstruction, 1919–21
Rebecca Jinks

home will be so drab in comparison’. 107 More tangibly, this value came in the form of an increased salary (an incentive to stay that NER offered). But more important seems to have been the value of further ‘opportunities’ (a word Esther used frequently) for opening up employment at home. As Ruth wrote in Etchmiadzin: ‘It is a liberal education this “manager of a district” game and I feel sure I shall be more fit for service in the States after this year.’ 108 This pull of extra work experience, more money, and travel, kept them in the Near East a little longer

in Aid to Armenia
Patrick Peel

people? ‘It must be considered’, the Anti-Federalist Honestus satirically noted, that government is a very abstruse science, and political disquisition a very arduous task, far beyond the reach of common capacities; and that no men, but those who have had a liberal education, and have time to study, can possibly be competent to such an important matter … Whenever men of neither abilities or education, presume to meddle, with such matters as are above the reach of their knowledge or abilities, they will find themselves out of their proper sphere.17 Honestus then went

in Freedom of speech, 1500–1850
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Mark Maguire and Fiona Murphy

interests. In such a context there can be no ‘value-free’ economics, and arguably even it a pure form neo-liberalism is not value free and neutral. Indeed, herein we shall show that neo-liberal governing is cultural in its origins, cultural in its operations and cultural in its consequences. For example, we show the ways in which African drivers attempt to earn a living within a liberalised taxi industry, and we describe the ways in which multicultural schools interact with neo-liberal education policies – a troika composed of integration, inclusion and interculturalism

in Integration in Ireland
Michael O’Sullivan

manner that Harpham’s privileging of the rootedness of the humanities in America might not. Collini agrees with Harpham that the winds had changed by the twentieth century and that it was then that the ‘major British and American universities [...] increasingly provided not just the dominant models for emulation elsewhere but also the nearest approximation to the Humboldtian ideal of combining a liberal education with advanced scholarly and scientific research’ (2012:24). Collini is careful to trace the obvious international influence of the American university to its

in The humanities and the Irish university
Orangewomen in Canada, c. 1890–1930
D. A. J. MacPherson

her obituary, did good work for Orange causes, raising money for the orphanage at Indian Head and speaking proudly of her loyalty to the British crown and her Irish Protestant heritage: With the proud strain of the “Dalardic chiefs of Ulster in her veins,” a liberal education, and a clear foresight, she did much to cement loyalty in Canada to the British Crown. She was ever ready to help a good cause, more especially if it was in support of Protestantism. Veneration for the land of her birth, love for her adopted country, and the welfare of mankind was her motto. A

in Women and Irish diaspora identities
Kieran Keohane and Carmen Kuhling

imagine it would) neither would a programme of general education (as contemporary Liberals imagine), for Aristotle is quite explicit that education of a certain sort may very well intensify the desire to get more money, power and honour. The emphasis in contemporary societies on liberal education premised on the cultivation of the individual, and especially on encouraging entrepreneurship, enterprise and innovation, for instance, which Ireland’s secondary, tertiary and ‘fourth level’ education all explicitly promote, all amplify rather than ameliorate pleonexia

in The domestic, moral and political economies of post-Celtic Tiger Ireland
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Science, manufacture and culture in mid-nineteenth-century Manchester
Janet Wolff

’; ‘On the different quantities of rain which fall, at different heights, over the same spot of ground’; ‘A description of a new instrument for measuring the specific gravity of bodies’; ‘On economical registers’; ‘A plan for the improvement and extension of liberal education in Manchester’; ‘Observations on the use of acids in bleaching of linen’; ‘Thoughts on the style and taste of gardening among the ancients’; ‘On the influence of the imagination, and the passions, upon the understanding’; ‘On the comparative merit of the ancients and moderns, with respect to the

in Culture in Manchester