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Allsobrook, David – History of Education, 1990
Examines organizing efforts and educational objectives of W. H. Hadow and Walford Davies, who were responsible for creating the University Council of Music in Wales. Identifies the council's objectives: to promote universal music education and to encourage composing and performing. Assesses the council's impact on Welsh music education and…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Aesthetic Education, Applied Music, Cultural Enrichment
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Shackleton, J. R. – History of Education, 1990
Presents the lives and careers of Jane Marcet and Harriet Martineau and their contributions to the dissemination and popularization of political economics in early nineteenth-century education. Places their ideas about laissez-faire capitalism in historical context. Stresses the significance of their role as female writers and educators. (CH)
Descriptors: Authors, Biographies, Capitalism, Diffusion (Communication)
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Pugh, D. R. – History of Education, 1990
Focuses on the Passive Resistance campaign of the English Nonconformists in response to the 1902 Balfour Education Act's public funding of denominational (primarily Anglican) schools. Examines penalties the Nonconformists paid for tax resistance. Describes numbers of prosecutions, seizures of goods, imprisonment, and disfranchisement. Concludes…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Dissent, Educational History, Educational Legislation
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Monaghan, E. Jennifer – History of Education Quarterly, 1990
Reviews Experience Mayhew's book, "Indian Converts" (1727) and changing scholarly interpretations of literacy effects on Native Americans living on Martha's Vineyard. Traces the history of the Mayhew missionary family from 1641 to the 1720s and the establishment of the Indian Library. Examines the cultural implications of literacy and…
Descriptors: American Indian Studies, American Indians, Biographies, Books
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Theobald, Marjorie R. – History of Education, 1988
Examines the "accomplishments curriculum" which emerged as the dominant mode of education for middle-class girls in Britain and its colonies in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Discusses the expanded educational opportunities for women, describing their social effects, such as the early emergence of middle-class…
Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Educational History, Educational Opportunities, Females
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Ramsland, John – History of Education, 1989
Describes the Maison Paternelle de St Antoine near Tours, France, which operated as a private institution for the correction of recalcitrant bourgeois adolescents from 1855 until 1909. Cites the suicide of an inmate as the factor which led to the closing of this facility and the focusing of attention in France on the rights of children. (KO)
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, Civil Rights, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions
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Finkelstein, Barbara – History of Education Quarterly, 1991
Explores the historical bases for turning to education for solutions to U.S. economic problems. Discusses the Founders' dream of an educated republic, the nineteenth-century origins of public education, and the Progressive era view of schools as laboring communities in miniature. Addresses the implications for contemporary education. (SG)
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Objectives, Educational Principles, Elementary Secondary Education
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Douglass, John Aubrey – History of Education Quarterly, 1992
Describes the development of the California system of higher education. Discusses the debate between those who wanted a university to educate future leaders and those who urged a system that would stress agriculture and mining. Explores the politics of school boards, the Board of Regents, and the legislature in the state's constitutional…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Educational History, Educational Legislation, Educational Objectives
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Passet, Joanne – History of Education Quarterly, 1991
Discusses methods developed to facilitate women's entry into the library profession. Uses historical excerpts to document library school directors' efforts to place female graduates between 1887 and 1912. Includes tables identifying directors and backgrounds of women directors of the period. Describes the difficulty of establishing the profession…
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Education, Educational History, Females
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Mironov, Boris N. – History of Education Quarterly, 1991
Discusses the history of Russian literacy from Kievan Rus, through the Muscovite period, the Imperial period, and the postrevolutionary Soviet Union. Presents tables of literacy levels for various periods. Discusses evidence, theories, and problems with historians' assumptions. Concludes that, until recently, little impetus existed for the bulk of…
Descriptors: Archaeology, Basic Skills, Clergy, Educational History
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Mwiria, Kilemi – History of Education, 1991
Discusses how the British colonial government in Kenya used the education system to strengthen political and economic power over the African majority. Describes the unequal allocation of education revenue, selective and punitive public examinations and a racially biased school curriculum. Concludes that Europeans' need to dominate Africans…
Descriptors: African History, Colonialism, Educational History, Ethnocentrism
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Trennert, Robert A. – History of Education Quarterly, 1989
Provides a case study of reform movement dynamics in the Bureau of Indian Affairs in 1930. Discusses the use of excessive corporal punishment at the Phoenix Indian School. Describes the way in which John Collier used the issue of brutality in government boarding schools to bring down the Bureau of Indian Affairs administration. (KO)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian History, American Indians, Boarding Schools
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Gronn, Peter C. – History of Education, 1990
Provides a case study on the introduction of political education at Repton, an English public school, from 1916-1918. Discusses the origins, progress, major supporters and opponents, and eventual demise of political education at Repton. Concludes with a discussion on the relationship among political education, liberal idealism, and patriotic…
Descriptors: Educational History, Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials, Political Affiliation
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Obidi, S. S. – History of Education, 1990
Discusses the Nigerian nationalist demand for the development of university education between 1920 and 1948. Expounds on the role of particular nationalist individuals, movements, and organizations. Focuses on the National Congress of West Africa's role in the struggle. Examines the response of the British colonial government to the nationalists'…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Change, Educational Discrimination, Educational History
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Stannard, Kevin P. – History of Education, 1990
Traces the development of new research approaches to the history of elementary education. Examines the impact of the 1870 legislation that instituted compulsory education on the elementary school system. Assesses this impact on the school system in the context of the wider social structure. Includes quantitative studies on school attendance, age,…
Descriptors: Attendance, Compulsory Education, Critical Theory, Demography
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