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Burke, Catherine – History of Education, 2005
Between the years 1918 and 1953 a remarkable and sustained experiment in education occurred at an unremarkable village elementary school mid-way between Manchester and Bolton in Lancashire, England. Prestolee School at the heart of the industrial mill town of Kearsley was transformed by the head teacher, Edward Frances O'Neill (1890?1975).…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Sources, Leadership Responsibility
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Grosvenor, Ian – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2007
This article looks at two modern institutions designed to discipline and control urban bodies--the school and the asylum--and the records they produced and the young people whose moral and cognitive capacities they tended. Both institutions are the sites of past childhood stories, yet the lives experienced in them are essentially anonymous. The…
Descriptors: Historians, Children, Biographies, Educational History
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Marsden, William E. – History of Education Quarterly, 1983
The historical development of social ecology and ways in which an ecological approach can illuminate the study of urban education are discussed. An interdisciplinary, microecological framework is applied to the study of links between schooling and community in a nineteenth-century dockland slum. (SR)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Comparative Education, Ecology, Educational History
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Wagner, Ann – History of Education Quarterly, 1985
The conceptual and cultural background for Puritan opposition to idleness are examined. Also included is a review of the educational ideals portrayed in the sixteenth-century "courtesy literature" (intended for instruction of the aristocracy). A likely source for Puritan views is England rather than New England. (RM)
Descriptors: Colonial History (United States), Cultural Background, Cultural Context, Educational History
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Friedman, Alice T. – History of Education Quarterly, 1985
Educational theory and practice among the most privileged group in English society--the nobility and upper gentry--are examined. Fundamental differences distinguished the humanist program of study for girls from that for boys during the middle years of the sixteenth century. (RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational History, Educational Practices, Educational Theories
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Elliott, B. J. – History of Education, 1991
Describes development of qualifying examinations in English and Welsh secondary schools. Evaluates forms and quality of testing in history. Presents suggestions by experts and changes made in England and Wales over 21-year period. Finds that most problems stemmed from desires to cover long periods of time while providing the depth of coverage…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Educational Attainment, Educational History, Evaluation Utilization
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Shinners, John R., Jr. – History of Education Quarterly, 1988
Assesses the strengths and weaknesses of university study licenses such as the "Licet canon" and the "Cum ex eo" which, when issued by the Vatican in the 13th century, allowed unordained parochial rectors and ordained priests to obtain higher education. Concludes that study licenses improved the education of the parochial…
Descriptors: Church Programs, Clergy, Education, Educational History
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Goodman, Joyce – History of Education, 1997
Considers women and their evidence in relation to the agenda of the Bryce Commission, arguing that the agenda reflected concerns with boys' education and that it marginalized girls' education and women's evidence. Focuses on the networks between men and women on the Commission and power relations manifested in giving and taking evidence. (DSK)
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Policy, Evidence (Legal), Females
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Seller, Maxine Schwartz – History of Education Quarterly, 1991
Discusses the necessity of setting boundaries for a research topic while bridging gaps with information from other disciplines and history of education in other nations. Illustrates the point with the history of women's education in the United States. Includes discussion of the influence of British boys' schools, French boarding schools, and the…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational History, Females, Foreign Countries
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Thody, Angela M. – History of Education, 1994
Utilizing primary sources, the article reconstructs the typical day of a 19th-century English headteacher. The headteacher's myriad duties included classroom management, school administration, and building maintenance. Concludes with a comparison between 19th-century education management and current practices. (MJP)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Educational History, Educational Research, Elementary Education
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Vickerstaff, J. J. – History of Education, 1990
Profiles two types of schoolmasters in Durham County, England, and developments in the incipient teaching profession from 1400 to 1550. Discusses schoolmasters' qualifications, tenure, remuneration, and origins. Shows a few career-minded men enjoyed long tenures whereas the majority taught for a short time, hoping their teaching experience would…
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Ladders, Church Role, Clergy
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Hennock, E. P. – History of Education, 1990
Traces developments in British technology education, focusing on the German Polytechnic School's influence as a model. States this model was emulated to meet British industrialization needs. Examines different cities' approaches to technology education and rivalries with universities, highlighting differences between state and local control. (CH)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Engineering Education, European History, Foreign Countries
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Szreter, Richard – History of Education, 1990
Reviews R. H. Tawney's educational activities on British juvenile employment during Edwardian period. Stresses Tawney's support for raising age for leaving school and providing vocational training. Presents Tawney's conclusions that students leaving elementary school for workplace increased unemployment and crime. Suggests Tawney's ideas were…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Delinquency, Education Work Relationship, Educational History
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Horn, Pamela – History of Education, 1989
Reviews the occupation of English Victorian governess in terms of geographical variations, the bureaucratization of the position, background of candidates, and the inequalities suffered by persons engaging in this profession. Offers case histories of governesses in an effort to characterize those who engaged in this profession. (KO)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational History, Educational Practices, Educational Trends
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Mason, Donald – History of Education, 1988
Examines the Newcastle Commission (England), recognizing it as "the best snapshot we have of the state of elementary education before 1870." Traces the appointment of the Commission, the in-fighting during its deliberations, the origins of its recommendations, its political links and Peelite debts, and its effective generation of payment…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational History, Educational Planning
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