This article describes the classroom as the crucible of the nation and discusses the links between school practice and nation formation. The fortunes of teacher education and public schooling are discussed. The relationship between the school teacher, the corruption of English and issues of literacy is explored. The historical nexus between English teaching, teacher education and public schooling is discussed.
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||History of Education Review|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|