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Brett, Caroline Elizabeth; Lawn, Martin; Bartholomew, David J.; Deary, Ian John – History of Education, 2010
This paper discusses evidence, collected during an ESRC-funded project ("Reconstructing a Scottish School of Educational Research, 1925-1950"), of a remarkable vision to involve teachers in educational research in Scotland by the Educational Institute of Scotland in the 1920s through the work of its Research Committee. Led by William…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Research Committees, Professional Recognition
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Lundahl, Christian; Lawn, Martin – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2015
At the world exhibitions of the 1870s Sweden displayed a schoolhouse, with examples of teaching material and student work. How did Sweden ship an entire schoolhouse to these exhibitions? What impact did the schoolhouse have on visitors to the exhibition? The purpose of this article is to shed light on the transnational influences operating between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Case Studies, Global Approach
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Lawn, Martin; Deary, Ian J.; Brett, Caroline; Bartholomew, David J. – History of Education, 2009
Professor Sir Godfrey Thomson is one of the key foundational actors in the history of the educational sciences in the UK. At a time when educational studies and the study of educational psychology were very closely linked, in the decades of the mid-twentieth century, Thomson was a crucial figure in education research. He is known for his work on…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Educational Psychology, College School Cooperation, Intelligence Tests
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Lawn, Martin; Deary, Ian – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2014
The University of Edinburgh and Moray House teachers' college began to develop a new model of research and teaching, institutionalised in a combined university department and teachers' college, with a research laboratory and advanced research degree in the 1920s. This new institution was modelled on the innovative and influential Teachers College,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Schools of Education, Universities, Higher Education
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Cabeleira, Helena; Martins, Catarina; Lawn, Martin – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2011
The starting point for this article is a film about Scottish education, "Children's Story". "Children's Story" was one of a group of seven documentaries made for the 1938 British Empire Exhibition in Glasgow, under the supervision of John Grierson. The film was an official entry into the Exhibition and is a formal display of…
Descriptors: Educational History, Documentaries, Films, Educational Research
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Lawn, Martin; Deary, Ian J.; Bartholomew, David J.; Brett, Caroline – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2010
Educational research was established in the early decades of the twentieth century in many parts of Europe. The early years were the crucial years as they established dominant forms of inquiry, pioneer sites, and related artefacts, the tools and texts. This paper focuses on the early growth of research culture in education in Scotland, its…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Innovation, Educational History
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Grosvenor, Ian; Lawn, Martin – History of Education, 2004
There is a moment, when rifling through archives, when a subject, a substantive line of interpretation, gradually emerges. Sometimes returning over time, one recognizes the significance of an image or document that has been ignored heretofore. This was the case when looking through boxes of photographs, freely linked to schools, searching for …
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Qualifications, Field Trips, Educational Change
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Lawn, Martin – History of Education, 2004
In 1938, two meetings took place that were to become significant in their effects in UK education. One took place in the imposing Hotel Royal at Dinard, near St Malo, and the other in a small flat in Finsbury, north London. In their own ways, these two meetings provide a context in which Brian Simon was to work postwar. The meetings were…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Educational History, Teachers
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Lawn, Martin – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2004
Established in the late 1920s, the Scottish Council for Research in Education (SCRE) was a highly significant and influential institute for educational research, in both the scope and the methodology of its work, in Scotland and abroad. It was one of the first of a new kind of institution; it signalled the rise of specialized research institutes,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Educational Change, Networks
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Grosvenor, Ian; Lawn, Martin – History of Education, 2001
Provides an overview of papers and presentations given by educators who attended the 1999 European Educational Research Association Conference (Lahti, Finland). Seminar presentations focus on image-based or image-related research in education history. (MER)
Descriptors: Conference Papers, Educational History, Educational Research, Foreign Countries
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Lawn, Martin; Grosvenor, Ian – History of Education, 2001
Ponders questions arising from items of obsolete technology found stored in an obscure part of the Prince Albert Junior and Infant School, Aston, Birmingham (England) school building. Explores how historical debris can bring the past into the present to provide insight into past teacher experiences, working practices, and culture. (MER)
Descriptors: Built Environment, Educational Change, Educational History, Foreign Countries