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Rodwell, Grant – Education Research and Perspectives, 2011
Tasmania Tomorrow was highly politicised, and Tasmanian post-secondary education policy became a central issue in the 2010 state elections. The purpose of this paper was to analyse the dynamics of Tasmanian post-secondary education policy, and determine what education policy analysts can learn from this episode in Tasmanian education history.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Elections, Foreign Countries, Public Policy
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Smith, Anne – Education Research and Perspectives, 2007
Before the second World War, education in England and Wales was compulsory for all children until the age of 12. Most pupils attended elementary schools between the ages of 5 and 14, and few took their formal education any further. Independent schools were available for the children of the rich, even, with a few exceptions, those foundations which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Secondary Education, Educational Policy
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Clarke, Claudia – Education Research and Perspectives, 2006
Frank Mitchell's biography of Sir Fred Clarke, one of the most influential British educationists of the first half of the twentieth century, was published in 1967. This article by Claudia Clarke draws upon previously unknown material and her own recollections to provide new insights into her father's personal and professional lives and to modify…
Descriptors: Biographies, Educational History, Career Development, Teacher Educators
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Robinson, Wendy – Education Research and Perspectives, 2006
Policy, theory and practice in initial teacher education in England has a long history of turbulence. This paper reflects upon this history and examines those key aspects of initial teacher education which have shaped past, present and future developments. Following a brief historical overview of key developments in the field, the issue of where…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Educational History, Schools of Education
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O'Donoghue, Thomas A. – Education Research and Perspectives, 2004
Over the last 25 years there has been a growing corpus of literature internationally on the history of teachers. During the 1980s, educational historians in the United States became particularly active in developing this general field. However, the general field of the history of Catholic teachers' lives is still much under-researched…
Descriptors: Lay Teachers, Catholic Schools, Educational History, Foreign Countries