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Bartie, Angela; Fleming, Linda; Freeman, Mark; Hulme, Tom; Hutton, Alexander; Readman, Paul – History of Education, 2019
Historical pageants were important sites of popular engagement with the past in twentieth-century Britain. They took place in many places and sometimes on a large scale, in settings ranging from small villages to industrial cities. They were staged by schools, churches, professional organisations, women's groups and political parties, among…
Descriptors: Educational History, Foreign Countries, Ceremonies, Mythology
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Freeman, Mark; Kirke, Alice – History of Education, 2017
This review considers the periodical literature on the history of education published in 2016. It discusses general long-term trends in the field, but focuses mainly on the key areas of research in 2016 itself. The review is divided into several sections: ancient, medieval and early modern history; schooling and education policy; the history of…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Educational History, Educational Research, Educational Trends
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Freeman, Mark – History of Education, 2013
Like other adult education providers such as the Workers' Educational Association, the educational settlement movement was beset with political controversy during the 1920s. This article considers the relationship between the Educational Settlements Association (ESA) and its affiliated institutions, relating these to the competing political…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Democracy, Governance, Politics of Education
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Freeman, Mark – History of Education, 2011
This article examines the approach to "character training" in the early years of the Outward Bound movement in Britain between c.1940 and c.1965. It examines the key components of the concept of "character-training" promoted in the Outward Bound schools by Kurt Hahn and his early followers, and some of the criticisms to which…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Personality, Outdoor Education, Values Education
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Freeman, Mark – History of Education, 2010
This article considers the decline of the adult school movement, one of the largest voluntary movements in the history of adult education, and critically examines some of the reasons that have been used to explain it. It explores various features of the decline, using records of selected adult schools, and discussing variations by region and…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Private Financial Support, Educational History, Gender Differences
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Davies, Jonathan S.; Freeman, Mark – History of Education, 2003
Discussed the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust and its role in the educational settlement movement. Discusses the Rowntree family's understanding of the relationship between education and democracy. Concludes later descendants veered from funding the settlement endeavors due to lack of funds and interest. Believes this diminished the ideals of…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Democracy, Educational Change, Educational Development
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Freeman, Mark – History of Education, 2002
Describes the establishment of British educational settlements, how they differed from better known social settlements, and how emphasis on education and non-residence set them apart from older institutions. Discusses the relationship of educational settlements among existing adult education facilities and Quaker colleges. (KDR)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Commuter Colleges, Educational History, Educational Research