The rise of the student estate in Britain
In this timely volume, which Nathan Glazer describes as "a fascinating account of the rise of student participation in the English universities," Ashby and Anderson interpret contemporary student activities in the light of the history of student participation during the last 150 years. They begin their study with a description of the relation between students and universities in Britain in the 1820s and then trace the way in which Scottish students organized themselves at that time. By bringing their corporate influence to bear on members of the government, those students secured recognition by Parliament of Student Representative Councils, and thus initiated a "student estate."The authors then describe the rise of the student estate in England: the recognition of student organizations in the charters of civic universities, the growth of the "solidarity" of student opinion through the National Union of Students, and the development of actual student influence upon universities and upon public policies for higher education. Included are examples of sporadic student unrest in Britain over the last century and a half, a thorough and lively discussion of the present situation-including references to the American scene-and prospects for the future of the student estate in general.
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