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

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dc.contributor.advisor Dr. Mark Hama
dc.contributor.author Elias, Yolanda
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-06T13:56:10Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-06T13:56:10Z
dc.date.created 2012-05-01
dc.date.issued 2012-05-12
dc.date.submitted 2012-08-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2346.1/30017
dc.description.abstract England’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
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dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Origin of Species en_US
dc.subject Victorian culture en_US
dc.subject Darwin en_US
dc.subject scientist en_US
dc.subject classicists en_US
dc.title Examining Darwin's influence on the education debate in Victorian England en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.type.material Text
dc.type.genre Thesis
thesis.degree.name Bachelor of Science
thesis.degree.name Bachelor of Arts
thesis.degree.level Undergraduate
thesis.degree.discipline Mathematics
thesis.degree.discipline English
thesis.degree.grantor Angelo State University
thesis.degree.department Honors Program
dc.contributor.committeeMember Dr. Linda Kornasky
dc.contributor.committeeMember Dr. Shirley Eoff

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