Schools as Dangerous Places: A Historical Perspective

by Anthony Potts and Tom O'Donoghue

About Anthony Potts

Anthony Potts is Professor of Policy Studies in Education at Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool, England. He is a graduate of the University of New England, the University of Technology Sydney, and the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. Prior to moving to the UK, he was Associate Professor at the Bendigo Campus of La Trobe University, Australia. His previous publications include College Academics (William Michael Press, 1997) and Civic Leaders and the University (Peter Lang, 2003).

About Tom O'Donoghue

Tom O’Donoghue is Professor of Education at the Graduate School of Education, The University of Western Australia. He is a graduate of the National University of Ireland and Trinity College Dublin. Dr. O’Donoghue was President of the Australian and New Zealand History of Education Society for the years 2002 and 2003. His previous publications include Bilingual Education in Pre-independent Irish-speaking Ireland and Qualitative Educational Research in Action , along with a 3-volume work on the history of Catholic education.

Contributors and Their Contributions

CHAPTER 1

Schools as Dangerous Places: Preliminary Considerations

T. O’Donoghue is Professor of Education in the Graduate School of Education at The University of Western Australia, and A. Potts is Professor of Education in the Education Deanery at Liverpool Hope University, England.

CHAPTER 2

Legal Aspects of Schools as Dangerous Places

This chapter is an abridged version of A. Potts, “Schools as dangerous places,” Educational Studies, Vol. 32, No. 3, 2006, pp. 319–330.

CHAPTER 3

Sporting Violence in Australian Public Schools, 1850–1914

M. Crotty is a Lecturer in the School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics at The University of Queensland, Australia. This chapter is an abridged version of M. Crotty, “The making of the man: Australian public schoolboy sporting violence 1850–1914,” The International Journal of the History of Sport, Vol. 20, No. 3, 2003, pp. 1–16.

CHAPTER 4

The Abuse of Children in Irish Charter Schools in the Early 19th Century

M. Coleman is Lecturer in the Department of English, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland. This chapter has already been published as M. Coleman, “The children are used wretchedly: Pupil responses to the Irish charter schools in the early nineteenth century,” History of Education, Vol. 30, No. 4, 2001, pp. 339–358.

CHAPTER 5

“Illicit” Sexuality and Public Education in Ontario, 1840–1907

B. Curtis is Professor in the School of Sociology and anthropology at Carleton University, Ontario, Canada. The chapter has already been published as B. Curtis, “‘Illicit’ sexuality and public education in Ontario, 1840–1907,” Historical Studies in Education, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1989, pp. 73–94.

CHAPTER 6

Magdalen Asylums and Moral Regulation in Ireland

B. Titley is Professor of Education at the University of Lethbridge, Canada. This chapter has already been published as B. Titley, “Magdalen asylums and moral regulation in Ireland,” History of Education Review, Vol. 32, No. 2, 2006, pp. 1–15.

CHAPTER 7

Teachers and the Child Abuse Scandals in Catholic Schools

This is an abridged version of T. A. O’Donoghue, “Child abuse scandals and the Catholic Church: Are we asking the right historical questions?” History of Education Review, Vol. 32, No. 1, 2003, pp. 1–15.

CHAPTER 8

Dealing With Sexual Harassment of Teachers in the Classroom in the Early 20th Century

J. Jose is Senior Lecturer in the School of Economics, The University of Newcastle, Australia, and C. Bacchi is Professor of Politics at The University of Adelaide. This chapter has already been published as J. Jose and C. Bacchi, “Dealing with sexual harassment: Power and sexuality in the classroom, 1912,” History of Education Review, Vol. 22, No. 2, 1993, pp. 44–56.

CHAPTER 9

The Rise and Fall of a Significant Headmaster

M. D. Prentis is Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Australian Catholic University, Sydney. This chapter has already been published as M. Prentis, “Architects of young lives: The rise and fall of Allen McLucas,” History of Education Review, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2004, pp. 60–72.

CHAPTER 10

Outcasts of the Orkney (and Other) Islands: Abusive Scottish Insular Teachers 1872–1945

D. Limond is Lecturer in Education at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

CHAPTER 11

Young Teachers and Corporal Punishment in Interwar Elementary Schools in Britain

P. Gardner is Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Cambridge, England. This chapter has already been published as P. Gardner, “The giant at the front: Young teachers and corporal punishment in inter-war elementary schools,” History of Education, Vol. 27, No. 2, 1996, pp. 141–163.

CHAPTER 12

Eugenicists, Doctors, and Education in Britain, 1900–1939

R. Lowe is Professor of Education at the Institute of Education, The University of London, U.K. This chapter has already been published as R. A. Lowe, “Eugenicists, doctors and the quest for national efficiency: An educational crusade, 1900-1939,” History of Education, Vol. 8, No. 4, 1979, pp. 293–306.

CHAPTER 13

Hazing in a U.S. University From 1868 to 1913

W. Solberg is Professor (emeritus) of History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. The chapter has already been published as W. U. Solberg, “Harmless pranks or brutal practices? Hazing at the University of Illinois, 1868–1913, Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, Vol. 91, No. 4, 1988, pp. 233–259.

CHAPTER 14

The Dismissal of a Distinguished Sociologist

O. F. Larson, Professor R. M. Williams Jr., and Professor R. C. Wimberley wrote this work while at Cornell University, USA. The chapter has already been published as “Dismissal of a sociologist: The AAUP report on Carol C. Taylor,” Rural Sociology, Vol. 64, No. 4, 1999, pp. 533–553.

CHAPTER 15

University Colleges as Dangerous Places

This chapter by A. Potts has not been published.


 

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