Mass Primary Education in the Nineteenth Century


Authors: Zinkina, Julia; Korotayev, Andrey; Andreev, Alexey I.
Almanac: Globalistics and globalization studiesGlobal Transformations and Global Future.

In this paper we review the nineteenth-century origins of the contemporary ap-proach to primary education provision. As we trace the spread of mass primary education in Europe as well as in other regions of the world we come to conclu-sion that this was a truly global phenomenon of a planetary-scale importance. Moreover, the expansion of the mass education contributed significantly to an-other global phenomenon – the emergence of nation-states.

Keywords: education, formal education, mass education, popular education, Prussia, Austria, education in Europe, education in the world.