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Accounting education in Britain during the early modern period

Edwards, John Richard 2011. Accounting education in Britain during the early modern period. Accounting History Review 21 (1) , pp. 37-67. 10.1080/21552851.2011.548544

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British-based studies of the education of aspiring accountants have principally confined attention to developments following the formation of professional bodies. This paper examines educational provision during the early modern period which broadly coincides with the rapid commercial expansion and early industrialisation that took place in Britain between 1550 and1800. It reveals institutional and pedagogic innovations designed to meet the knowledge requirements of aspirant accountants, bookkeepers and others seeking a knowledge of accounting techniques. Also, the gendered male orientation of teaching institutions and instructional texts in accounting is shown not to have entirely excluded women from acquiring knowledge of the accounting craft.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
L Education > L Education (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: accounting; accounting history; accounting literature; double-entry bookkeeping; education; women
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
ISSN: 2155-2851
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:16

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