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Martin, Jane – History of Education, 2014
This article brings together six talented women historians in twentieth-century England whose scholarly productions helped shape modern historical practice but who are little known in the canonical accounts of history-writing in the period. The author is looking to map and describe historical communities from a grounded and qualitative perspective…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History, Historians, Females
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Martin, Jane – History of Education, 2012
At the time I began work in university, I entered a world which was leisured, privileged and patriarchal, in the United Kingdom at least...I came from a world in which only 3% of the population aspired to university. I belonged to a world in which, having got where I was through the eleven-plus and "A" levels, there was almost a sense…
Descriptors: Educational History, Foreign Countries, Womens Education, Autobiographies
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Martin, Jane – History of Education, 2007
This paper forms part of a recent trend that aims to contribute to the writing of a more inclusive education history sensitive to the operation of gender. The author presents an analysis of educator activists in twentieth-century England that connects, rather than separates, the domains of education, labour history and politics. The paper also…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Change, Politics, State Schools
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Cunningham, Peter; Martin, Jane – History of Education, 2004
A conference to honour the memory of Brian Simon (1915-2002) was a privilege and a challenge for its organizing committee. Simon was an educationist and an activist, a chronicler and a critic. His intellectual field encompassed psychology, pedagogy and politics as well as history. His legacy was both to education and to its history. Any…
Descriptors: Historiography, Educational Change, Educational History, Conferences
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Martin, Jane – History of Education, 2003
Emphasizes four points of entry that history provides for historical analysis: (1) doing of history as the capacity to explore origins and ideas; (2) history as a vehicle for social choices and alternative possibilities; (3) biography as a window to view social change; and (4) exploration of intersections between human aging and social structure.…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Biographies, Discovery Learning, Educational Change
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Martin, Jane – History of Education, 2003
Discusses the feminist work of Shena D. Simon. Conceptualizes two goals: (1) to move Shena Simon from the margins of history; and (2) to use biography to explore questions of political identity and gendered dynamics of political involvement. (KDR)
Descriptors: Biographies, Educational History, Educational Policy, Educational Research
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Martin, Jane – History of Education, 2001
Reflects on the process of writing a biographical account about the female educator activist, Mary Bridges Adams. States the writing method should transpire in an analytical, linear, sociological narrative approach. Concludes that the past has been told from a masculine gendered narrative, not giving due attention to representing women. (MER)
Descriptors: Biographies, Educational History, Educational Research, Females
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Martin, Jane; Goodman, Joyce – History of Education, 2001
Discusses principles and educational change practices that led to educational progressivism in the second half of the twentieth century. Highlights elements of change and action expounded by educators who presented papers at the 2000 History of Education Society Conference (Birmingham, Alabama). (MER)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational History, Evaluation
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Martin, Jane – History of Education, 2000
Focuses on Mrs. Bridges Adams who was a supporter of state maintenance committed to educational opportunity for workers' children. Focuses on her political recruitment, her contribution to the work of the London School Board (England), and her role in the struggle to save the school board system. (CMK)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Educational History, Educational Opportunities, Elementary Secondary Education