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Walsh, Patrick – History of Education, 2008
This paper compares the founding of the elementary school systems of Ireland and Ontario in the nineteenth century. The systems shared a common set of textbooks that had originated in Ireland. Using examples from a number of these books, which were part of a series that had been specially prepared for the Irish national school system, founded in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Textbook Evaluation, Elementary School Curriculum
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Beach, Jim – History of Education, 2008
This article surveys the history of compulsory education for soldiers' career advancement in the British army. It begins with an examination of the organizational context before analyzing the rationale, syllabus, teaching and assessment of soldier education. It concludes that for members of the army education organization their self-perception as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Compulsory Education, Military Personnel
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Brooks, J. R. – History of Education, 1991
Discusses the educational reconstruction movement in Great Britain during and after World War I. Describes the divergent views on reform held by leaders and the effects of those differences on the reconstruction plans they developed. Follows the development of a consensus through council reports and committee writings. (DK)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Educational Change, Educational History, Foreign Countries
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Hull, James P. – History of Education: The Journal of the History of Education Society, 1998
Uses the textbook, "The Manufacture of Pulp and Paper," as a case study of technical education in a process industry during the post-World War I period. Illustrates how codification of knowledge about industrial processes served the hegemony of university-trained scientists, the leaders and beneficiaries of this new period of industrial…
Descriptors: Educational History, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, North American History