The historyof the UCL Institute of Education is one of persistent renewal. Since itsfounding in 1902 as the London Day Training College, through its establishmentas a university institute and merger with UCL, the IOE has constantly grown intonew areas of learning and social research. As a locus for leadership, it hasexerted influence upon the nature and direction of education nationally andinternationally.
Drawing upona wide range of sources, the connections between internal history and externalhistorical developments are sensitively teased out. The result is an elegantlywritten history, characterised by substantial scholarship and analysis, andenlivened by illustrations and anecdote. The pages of this book are peopled withsome of the most influential, and at times controversial, figures of education,including Sidney Webb, Cyril Burt, Susan Isaacs, Sophie Bryant, Richard Peters,Basil Bernstein, Ann Oakley, Celia Hoyles and Stephen Ball.
Two new chapters extendRichard Aldrich’s text to 2020. These examine the extraordinary years of growthin the early 2000s, followed by a period of consolidation, merger with UCL andsubsequent expansion. The IOE is unique in successfully pursuing a world-leadingresearch agenda while also supporting a wide range of teacher education, havingan impact in London, across Britain and the world.