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Johnston, Ron – History of Education, 2019
Geography emerged as an academic discipline in British universities in response to demands for trained teachers of the subject in the country's burgeoning secondary schools and their curricula formed a seamless transition from one to the other. In the 1960s a major shift in the nature of the academic discipline -- often termed the 'quantitative…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disciplines, Universities, Educational History, Foreign Countries
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Claeys, Anna – History of Education, 2018
In 2016, Britain voted to leave the European Union: over-65s were more than twice as likely to vote for Brexit as under-25s, amidst campaign rhetoric steeped in colonial nostalgia. This article explores how this generation was taught in many English state schools to imagine Britain's place in the world during a period of rapid decolonisation from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Nationalism, Land Settlement
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del Pozo Andrés, María del Mar; Braster, Sjaak – History of Education, 2018
The Dalton Plan is well known in educational historiography. But there are also unanswered questions such as: how is it possible that a pedagogical experiment begun in the United States in February 1920 had, by the month of March, already come to be known first hand by a visiting English educator? The objective in this article is to find an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Historiography, Educational Innovation
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Maslen, Joseph – History of Education, 2017
This article asks historians of education to think about the influences that we bring to bear on our work. It uses, as an example, Carolyn Steedman's book "The Tidy House: Little Girls Writing" (1982). "The Tidy House" set out to interpret a short story written by three primary school girls in Britain in 1976. Steedman…
Descriptors: Working Class, Womens Education, Educational History, Books
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Howlett, John – History of Education, 2017
This paper seeks to explore the development, impact and contribution made by the New Ideals in Education conferences, which were held between 1914 and 1937. In particular, it will examine how the group emerged from the English Montessori Society and forged an identity of its own based on the thoughts and ideas of its two major protagonists: Edmond…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Conferences (Gatherings), Montessori Method
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Fleming, Brian; Harford, Judith – History of Education, 2016
In 1831, the British Government decided to become directly involved in the provision of elementary education in Ireland, a country over which it then had jurisdiction. By European standards of the time this was a highly unusual step. A number of scholars have interrogated the factors that led to this outcome as well as the role played by various…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Elementary Education, Politics of Education
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Eigenmann, Philipp; Geiss, Michael – History of Education, 2016
In the history of vocational education and training, apprentices seldom feature as actors. They are also rarely mentioned among those affected by economic conditions and political measures. Studies of England and Scotland have shown that, over a period of decades, there was a widespread apprentice movement during the twentieth century. So far,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Vocational Education, Apprenticeships
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Seng, Loh Kah – History of Education, 2015
The Singapore Polytechnic underwent a period of both rupture and adaptation as British advisers worked with the post-colonial government to facilitate technical education reform and Singapore's transition to a nation-state. Established in 1958 and based on the metropolitan model, the Singapore Polytechnic constituted an imperial project for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technical Education, Educational Change, Educational Development
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Crutchley, Jody – History of Education, 2015
This article explores the experiences of teachers who participated in the League of the Empire's "Interchange of Home and Dominion Teachers" scheme through a tripartite approach to "British World" space. First, it identifies the mechanisms through which exchanges were established. It analyses the patterns of teacher mobility…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Exchange Programs, Faculty Mobility, Educational History
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Kavanagh, Matthew – History of Education, 2014
The Popular Front line made the Communist Party of Great Britain (CPGB) a more hospitable place for "brain workers." The emphasis the line placed on mass ideological and cultural struggle against fascism meant that they became important allies to be won for the working class. As the principal transmitters of ideology and culture to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Systems, Politics, Teachers
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van der Ploeg, Piet – History of Education, 2014
In the Netherlands there are 400 Dalton schools, while Dalton education has all but disappeared elsewhere, including in its country of origin: the USA. Following a brief period in the 1920s in which it enjoyed strong international interest, it disappeared from the scene. How can it be that the Dalton Plan still exists only in the Netherlands? This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Progressive Education, Educational History
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Burger, Kaspar – History of Education, 2014
The historical developments of infant schools in Great Britain and "salles d'asile" in France--both precursors of present-day preschools--were interconnected. However, historians have not yet analysed specifically how transnational exchange influenced the growth and nature of these institutions. Drawing on archival data and secondary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Schools, Preschool Education, Educational History
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Whitehead, Kay – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2018
This article focuses on the work of three British Women Education Officers (WEOs) in Nigeria as the colony was preparing for independence. Well-qualified and progressive women teachers, Kathleen Player, Evelyn Clark (née Hyde), and Mary Hargrave (née Robinson), were appointed as WEOs in 1945, 1949, and 1950 respectively. I argue that the three…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Progressive Education, Womens Education
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Friedman, Michael – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2018
This article aims to present the transformations as well as the decline of the Froebelian occupation of paper folding that took place in Great Britain between 1851 and the 1920s. Froebel's original intention was to transmit implicit mathematical knowledge to be learnt by means of folding several shapes. In contrast to his account of paper folding,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Paper (Material), Incidental Learning
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Kakkar, Ankur – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2017
As the British expanded their dominions in India, political and administrative needs made it imperative for them to acquire more information about their subjects. Hence, systematic and meticulous surveys began to be commissioned by the East India Company as it assumed charge of educating the natives. These surveys were an integral part of what…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Surveys, Indians, Foreign Policy
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