OXFORD CENTRE FOR THE HISTORY OF CHILDHOOD

(Directors: Professors Laurence Brockliss and George Rousseau) 

AGENCIES OF CHILD SOCIALISATION FROM THE LATE NINETEENTH CENTURY TO THE PRESENT 

Magdalen College, Oxford, 21st June 2008 

Session 1: Inculcating Morality through Schooling before the Second World War

Chair: Laurence Brockliss (Oxford)

                Heather Ellis (Oxford), ‘The Moral Purpose of the English Public School and Residential College’

                Nicola Sheldon (Oxford), ‘Civilising the Delinquent and the Neglected: The Role of the Industrial School’

                Susannah Wright (Oxford Brookes), ‘ The Struggle for Moral Education in English Elementary Schools’

 

Session 2: Children’s Television and Moral Messages, 1950 to the Present

                Chair: Sarah Baynes (BAFTA, formerly Channel 4)

                Lewis Rudd (formerly ITV) ‘A Historical Overview’

                David Oswell (Goldsmiths College), ‘A Sociological Perspective’

 

Session 3: Creating a Common Identity in Multi-Cultural Communities in the First Half of the Twentienth Century

                Chair: Heather Montgomery (Open University)

                Ellen Berg (Berkeley), ‘Turning Immigrants into Americans: The Role of the Kindergarten in the Early Twentieth Century’

                Benjamin Fortna (School of Oriental and Africa Studies, London), ‘The Ottoman and Turkish Experience’.

                Lily Chang (Oxford), ‘Nationalist China and the Formation of a Chinese Nation’

 

Session 4: Forging a British Identity in the Early Twenty-First Century

                Chair: George Rousseau

                Plenary Speaker: Professor Sir Bernard Crick (Government Advisor on Britishness), ‘Teaching Citizenship Values, Especially the Britishness and Englishness Questions’

                Helen Williams (DCSF, Director, School Curriculum and Pupil Well-Being), ‘Delivering Britishness in the Classroom’