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Examining Darwin's influence on the education debate in Victorian England

dc.contributor.advisorDr. Mark Hama
dc.contributor.advisorDr. Mark Hama
dc.contributor.authorElias, Yolanda
dc.creatorElias, Yolanda
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-06T13:56:10Z
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-06T13:56:10Z
dc.date.available2012-08-06T13:56:10Z
dc.date.available2012-08-06T13:56:10Z
dc.date.created2012-05-01
dc.date.created2012-05
dc.date.issued2012-05-12
dc.date.issued5/12/2012
dc.date.submitted2012-08-06
dc.date.submittedAug-14
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2346.1/30017
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2346.1/30017
dc.description.abstractEngland’s reluctance to establish a national system of education throughout the nineteenth century allowed for the continued dominance of religiously controlled classical education which was forced to confront the growing demand for scientific education with Darwin’s publication of The Origin of Species in 1859. Any move towards a primarily secular education would have significant implications for the Victorian social hierarchy and longstanding aristocratic rule. Consequently, Victorian culture spiraled into a heated debate over the future of education between the classicists, whose resistance was, in part, the result of rising religious tensions with the geological challenge to Genesis, and the scientific community, who argued that a classical education contributed little applicable knowledge for the technological advancement of society. Darwin’s publication of The Origin of Species added a new dimension of religious controversy to the education debate and redefined the fundamental reasons for the irreconcilable clash between scientists and classicists.en_US
dc.description.abstractEngland’s reluctance to establish a national system of education throughout the nineteenth century allowed for the continued dominance of religiously controlled classical education which was forced to confront the growing demand for scientific education with Darwin’s publication of The Origin of Species in 1859. Any move towards a primarily secular education would have significant implications for the Victorian social hierarchy and longstanding aristocratic rule. Consequently, Victorian culture spiraled into a heated debate over the future of education between the classicists, whose resistance was, in part, the result of rising religious tensions with the geological challenge to Genesis, and the scientific community, who argued that a classical education contributed little applicable knowledge for the technological advancement of society. Darwin’s publication of The Origin of Species added a new dimension of religious controversy to the education debate and redefined the fundamental reasons for the irreconcilable clash between scientists and classicists.
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dc.subjectOrigin of Speciesen_US
dc.subjectVictorian cultureen_US
dc.subjectDarwinen_US
dc.subjectscientisten_US
dc.subjectclassicistsen_US
dc.subjectOrigin of Species
dc.subjectVictorian culture
dc.subjectDarwin
dc.subjectscientist
dc.subjectclassicists
dc.titleExamining Darwin's influence on the education debate in Victorian Englanden_US
dc.titleExamining Darwin's influence on the education debate in Victorian England
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thesis.degree.nameBachelor of Science
thesis.degree.nameBachelor of Arts
thesis.degree.nameBachelor of Science
thesis.degree.levelUndergraduate
thesis.degree.levelUndergraduate
thesis.degree.disciplineMathematics
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglish
thesis.degree.disciplineMathematics
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglish
thesis.degree.grantorAngelo State University
thesis.degree.grantorAngelo State University
thesis.degree.departmentHonors Program
thesis.degree.departmentMathematics
thesis.degree.departmentEnglish
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDr. Linda Kornasky
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDr. Shirley Eoff
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDr. Linda Kornasky
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDr. Shirley Eoff


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