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Arthur, James – History of Education, 2019
This article discusses the extent to which middle-class Christians, many of whom were progressive liberals, involved themselves in the Moral Instruction League (MIL) to intervene in 'improving' the moral character of the English working class. It considers how they reconciled their motivations and underlying theology with secular goals that sought…
Descriptors: Christianity, Values Education, Moral Values, Educational History
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Gianoutsos, Jamie – History of Education, 2019
This article offers the first modern explication of the educational writings of Charles Hoole (1610-1667), arguing that his writings offer significant insight into the educational aims and methods of school instructors in seventeenth-century England. From attending to the needs of slow learners, to promoting learning games, to emphasising that…
Descriptors: Educational History, Foreign Countries, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy
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Fisher, Roy – History of Education, 2019
This paper considers gender and social class in relation to teacher education through an episodic study of the development of adult educational institutions in Huddersfield. It briefly discusses nineteenth-century mechanics' institutes in the town before moving to a consideration of school teacher training college students in the twentieth…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Teacher Education, Adult Education
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Burke, Catherine – History of Education, 2018
This article takes as a starting point the career of Sir Alec Clegg, Chief Education Officer for the West Riding of Yorkshire (1945-1974), and traces his professional connections with educationists in Australia and New Zealand. In exploring the nature of global exchanges between educators, artists, architects and designers in the decades…
Descriptors: Educational History, Humanism, Handicrafts, International Cooperation
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Grosvenor, Ian – History of Education, 2018
In 2017 it was 20 years since the publication of "Assimilating Identities: Racism and Education in Post 1945 Britain." In this study a narrative was constructed which documents the experiences of Afro-Caribbean and Asian children and families within the English education system. It was a narrative that drew largely on the education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blacks, Educational Experience, Archives
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Grosvenor, Ian; Van Gorp, Angelo – History of Education, 2018
'New people create new buildings, but new buildings also create New people', so wrote the German art critic Fritz Wichhert in "The New Building: Art as Educator" in 1928. The social and psychological legacy of the First World War was deeply profound and affected how people thought about the future. Children were seen to symbolise a new…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Facilities Design, Architecture, Foreign Countries
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Ku, Hsiao-Yuh – History of Education, 2018
Shena Simon (1883-1972), a leading English socialist and educationist, actively called for the reform of secondary education in the 1930s and 1940s in order to bring the ideal of 'equality of opportunity' into the English educational system. This paper explores the continuity and changes in Simon's proposed reforms in relation to her ideals of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Social Justice, Social Change
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Iwashita, Akira – History of Education, 2018
This article explores the process of the formation of "the National Society for Promoting the Education of the Poor in the Principles of the Established Church" through focusing on disagreements amongst its promoters. It demonstrates that a discrepancy existed in the opinions of Anglican promoters concerning what an Anglican national…
Descriptors: Churches, Educational History, National Organizations, Educational Policy
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Troschitz, Robert – History of Education, 2018
While the history of British higher education is not an unexplored field, this article offers a new perspective by focusing on the development of institutional self-representations. Based on the analysis of 133 undergraduate prospectuses of English and Welsh higher education institutions, the article investigates how higher education and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Higher Education, Power Structure
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Anderson, Robert – History of Education, 2017
The separation of examining from teaching, pushed furthest in the "examining university" of which London University, founded in 1836, was the model, was a much-debated principle in nineteenth-century Britain. This separation was generally rejected in Scotland, but only after complex controversies that illustrate how Scots defined their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Testing, Universities
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Doney, Jonathan; Parker, Stephen G.; Freathy, Rob – History of Education, 2017
This article seeks to exemplify the extent to which oral life history research can enrich existing historiographies of English Religious Education (RE). Findings are reported from interviews undertaken with a sample of key informants involved in designing and/or implementing significant curriculum changes in RE in the 1960s and 1970s. The…
Descriptors: Historiography, Religious Education, Educational History, Oral History
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Ayres, Bryan John – History of Education, 2017
The children of navvies were subject to the vagaries of an itinerant lifestyle, and during the latter years of the nineteenth century this invariably affected their relationship with an educational system that mandated compulsory attendance. Based primarily on school records, this article explores the contrasting ways in which teachers perceived…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Urban Schools, Rural Urban Differences, Educational Finance
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Newman, Laura – History of Education, 2017
This article seeks to explore the ways in which education functioned as a core tenet of the anti-tuberculosis (TB) movement in early twentieth-century Britain. Education can be seen to have taken on a unique role in the therapeutic regimes for TB from the late 1880s with Robert Philips's Edinburgh Dispensary system. The focus on the "social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communicable Diseases, Hospitals, Educational History
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Jones, Claire G. – History of Education, 2017
In the years around 1900, more women were benefiting from a university education and using it as a pathway to acquiring research expertise and contributing to the development of scientific knowledge. Although numbers were small compared with men, it is clear that the idea of a female researcher was no longer an oddity. As illustrated by…
Descriptors: Females, Womens Education, Scientific Research, Gender Differences
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Bingham, Adrian; Delap, Lucy; Jackson, Louise; Settle, Louise – History of Education, 2016
This article reflects on methodological and ethical issues that have shaped a collaborative project which aims to chart social, legal and political responses to child sexual abuse in England and Wales across the twentieth century. The etymological problem of searching for child sexual abuse in the historical archive is discussed, given that the…
Descriptors: Historical Interpretation, Child Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Historians
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