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Amsing, Hilda T. A.; Greveling, Linda; Dekker, Jeroen J. H. – History of Education, 2013
This article focuses on how Dutch newspapers represented the debate in the Netherlands in the 1970s on comprehensive education and thus influenced the Dutch Middle School experiment. Wiborg's identification of key factors of success in Scandinavia was used as a point of reference. The article shows that these key factors did not exist in the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Secondary Education, Educational Innovation, News Reporting
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Huang, Hsuan-Yi; Chen, Hsiao-Lan – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2019
History curriculum and textbooks, as a key mechanism of constructing collective memory, play a critical role in shaping national, social, and cultural imaginations of the young. This paper analyses history textbooks in Taiwan during the martial law period (1950-1987) to explore narratives about Taiwan and examines the ways in which those…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Visual Aids, Textbooks, History Instruction
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Albisetti, James C. – History of Education Quarterly, 2009
The kindergarten was, in all countries but Germany, a foreign import. The most familiar aspect of its diffusion to American scholars is the spread of Froebel's teachings into England and the United States by emigrants who had left the German Confederation after the failure of the revolutions of 1848-49. Familiar as well are the propaganda efforts…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Early Childhood Education, Educational History, Protestants
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Greveling, Linda; Amsing, Hilda T. A.; Dekker, Jeroen J. H. – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2014
In the Netherlands, crossing borders to study comprehensive schools was an important strategy in the 1970s, a decisive period for the start and the end of the innovation. According to policy-borrowing theory, actors that engage in debating educational issues are framing foreign examples of comprehensive schooling to convince their audiences.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, International Education, Educational Innovation
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Churchill, David S. – History of Education Quarterly, 2008
In February 1899, the Committee of Physical Culture of the Chicago Public School Board approved an intensive "anthropometric" study of all children enrolled in the city's public schools. The study was a detailed attempt to measure the height, weight, strength, lung capacity, hearing, and general fitness of Chicago's student population.…
Descriptors: Middle Class, Public Schools, Academic Achievement, Boards of Education
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Yarrow, Andrew L. – History of Education Quarterly, 2008
During the twenty to twenty-five years after World War II, children in the United States were increasingly taught to understand their nation, its history, and its economic greatness--as an "economy"--rather than in social, moral, philosophical, or political terms. During this time period, not only did an economics education movement…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Economics Education, War, Instructional Materials
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Allender, Tim – History of Education, 2007
Postcolonial research has often assumed that colonial education fell victim to the forces of nationalism, like other areas of Raj governance in the early twentieth century. However, European-led education that aspired to reach the general population had already failed a generation earlier, at least in north India. This was after highly imaginative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle Schools, Administrative Organization, Foreign Policy
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Anand, Bernadette; Fine, Michelle; Perkins, Tiffany; Surrey, David – History of Education Quarterly, 2004
Each morning, 10 yellow school buses end their circuit through Montclair, New Jersey, to drop off 149 of Renaissance Middle School's 225 students. Community activists, almost forty years ago, had fought long and hard for school integration in this northern town. After court battles, parent meetings, community resistance, and ultimate victory, the…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Middle Schools, Municipalities, Oral History