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By Clive Whitehead

This e-book explores the query of schooling within the British Empire and its debated interpretations: cultural imperialism or very important training for independence and nationhood. Clive Whitehead has introduced jointly those reports of the lifestyles and paintings of best practitioners and covers over a hundred years as much as the top of empire, the onset of independence, and past. He contains either directors and lecturers at the flooring, like Sir Hans Vischer, Arthur Mayhew, Eric R. J. Hussey, Sir Christopher Cox, Frank Ward, Freda Gwilliam, and Margaret Mead.

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16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 21 schools in the Northwest Provinces had been compiled as a private enterprise by Mr Nesfield, the DPI, and whether such an arrangement operated to create a monopoly and exclude other text-books from the schools. When the Indian government finally responded, in October 1894, Nesfield had retired. It transpired that he had compiled the books when he was an inspector at the request of the then Director, Edmund White.

It was also pointed out that the Bengal inspectorate was very weak at that time and that the new director would need to spend much of his time instructing and supervising his inspectors in carrying out new government initiatives in both primary and secondary education. James was certainly 32 COLONIAL EDUCATORS the obvious choice from within the department but the governor vetoed his appointment on the grounds that he did not possess the particular qualifications needed for the post at that particular time.

Some, like John Bottomley,31 lived on in India after retirement and eventually died there. Bottomley joined the IES in 1911 as a professor of mathematics at the government college in Dacca. He was born in Napier, New Zealand, but reared in Ormskirk in Lancashire, where his father ran a drapery business. He won scholarships to the Merchant Taylor’s School in Liverpool and to Christchurch, Oxford, where he graduated with second class honours in mathematics. His college tutors all agreed that he was a first rate mathematician.

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