Second Max Weber Lecture
Speaker: Andy Green (Institute of Education of the University College London)
22 February 2019, India International Centre New Delhi and
26 February 2019, TISS Naoroji Campus Mumbai
In this lecture, Andy Green discussed the social origins of mass education in the West, including the roles played by industrial and urban change, proletarianisation and liberalism, and how nation-building lay at the heart
of the creation of modern education. While human capital theories have focused on how schools and colleges supply the skills for economic growth, Green showed how the forming of citizens and national identities through education has often provided the necessary condition for both economic and social development.