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Chessum, Lorna – History of Education: The Journal of the History of Education Society, 1997
Recounts some experiences of African-Caribbean children in Leicester (England) schools in the 1960s and 1970s. Argues that these can be understood in relation to cultural attitudes and the policies of the Local Education Authority, which were, in turn, related to government policies of the time. (DSK)
Descriptors: Blacks, Curriculum Development, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Hirst, J. David – History of Education: The Journal of the History of Education Society, 1997
Discusses conflicts between labor and education authorities in the United Kingdom during the early part of the 20th century. Examines the case of conflicting authorities in Liverpool (England) and asks whether the rivalry over juvenile employment was simply a proxy for other local, rather than national, rivalries. (DSK)
Descriptors: Child Labor, Educational History, Employment Services, European History
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Dyhouse, Carol – History of Education: The Journal of the History of Education Society, 1997
Explores the "failure" of women to expand their share of university education in the United Kingdom after World War II. Inquires about women's opportunities for financing their education and the extent to which such an investment would have been worthwhile in terms of potential employment advantages it might confer. (DSK)
Descriptors: Educational History, Employment Opportunities, Females, Foreign Countries
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Watts, Ruth – History of Education: The Journal of the History of Education Society, 1998
Examines the work of 18th-century educational reformer Anna Barbauld. Traces her links to other radical reform circles including the dissenting academy of Warrington, radical circles in East Anglia, Stoke Newington, the publisher Joseph Johnson, and Joseph and Mary Priestly. Discusses the impact of these groups on early 19th-century education.…
Descriptors: Biographies, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational History
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Bayley, Susan N. – History of Education: The Journal of the History of Education Society, 1998
Discusses the English Reform Movement of the 1880s and 1890s that attempted to revolutionize methods of modern language instruction by teaching them as living languages. Presents precedents of the Reform Movement, its principles and proponents, reactions to Reform methods, and the impact of the Reform Movement on schools. (DSK)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, European History
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Betts, Robin – History of Education: The Journal of the History of Education Society, 1998
Offers a first appraisal of the life and work of George Collins, a leading figure in the unionization of school teachers in late-19th-century England. Discusses his impact on the prescribed social status of teachers, the organization of teachers into associations for mutual improvement, and the formation of national educational policies. (DSK)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Biographies, Educational Change, Educational History
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Duffy, Brendan – History of Education: The Journal of the History of Education Society, 1998
Examines educational preferences of workers in England's North-East coal mining districts in the late 19th-century. Contrasts views of worker preferences represented in the memoirs of socialist labor organizers with the preferences recorded in votes of working-class members of local school boards. Finds a strong conservatism in many areas of…
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Boards of Education, Conservatism, Educational History
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Parker, David – History of Education: The Journal of the History of Education Society, 1998
Examines the first 30 years of school medical services in one English local education authority against the background of social and educational legislation, the first world war, political and economic uncertainties of the interwar decades, and changing public opinion. Details the rise in importance of school medical officers in this period. (DSK)
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Educational History, Educational Legislation, Elementary Education