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    Birkbeck 1823-2023 and the future of lifelong learning

    Clarke, Richard (2023) Birkbeck 1823-2023 and the future of lifelong learning. [Book Review]

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    Abstract

    Joanna Bourke’s 'Birkbeck' charts the eventful progress of the London Mechanics' Institution from its foundation in 1823 through its incorporation as Birkbeck College with the University of London to its pre-eminent position as a provider of part-time University education today. The history of Birkbeck presents a window on higher education and lifelong learning within a wider social context. In particular that history rehearses debates – still hugely relevant today – regarding what should be taught, to whom and who should decide.

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    Item Type: Book Review
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Birkbeck, ‘mechanics’ institution’, ‘lifelong learning’, ‘continuing education’, ‘University of London’
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Depositing User: Richard Clarke
    Date Deposited: 23 May 2023 15:55
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 18:21
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/51235

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