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Watts, Ruth – History of Education, 2017
In this article, questions of public education in both environmental issues and science, more broadly, are examined in an effort to respond to Richard Aldrich's call for historians of education to use their skills and understanding both to inform the present and to shape a more enlightened future. In particular, the lives and work of three women…
Descriptors: Educational History, Historians, Public Education, Science Education
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Bloomfield, Anne; Watts, Ruth – History of Education, 2008
The educational impact of the dancing master is examined within social and cultural contexts including patronage and artistic style. The nature of the dancing master's peripatetic role and lesson content in domestic and private locations is analysed with reference to notational scores, dance treatises and archival sources. The impact on…
Descriptors: Experimental Schools, Dance, Educational Philosophy, Cultural Context
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Watts, Ruth – History of Education, 2008
The eighteenth century was characterised by a ferment of ideas and activities which have usually been portrayed as masculine. It is now increasingly perceived that such developments travelled further through society than hitherto generally recognised. Even women participated in "enlightened living", despite gendered limitations on…
Descriptors: Females, History, Foreign Countries, Gender Discrimination
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Watts, Ruth – History of Education, 2007
What forms of knowledge are deemed worth possessing in any period and who is allowed access to them are crucial questions for the historian of education. Science, now a core subject of study, has long been seen as "masculine", especially at its highest levels, although the historical reasons for this have been somewhat neglected in education. This…
Descriptors: Educational History, Gender Bias, Context Effect, Knowledge Level
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McCulloch, Gary; Watts, Ruth – History of Education, 2003
Discusses the premise of theory, methods, and social science in relation to the history of education. States the articles in this issue demonstrate there are still current active explorations of educational history being conducted. (KDR)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Methods, Educational Planning
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Watts, Ruth – History of Education, 2003
Investigates the field of science to examine the neglect of its interrelationship with gender and how this weakness can be resolved. States it is vital to understand the methods and sources used in educational history when examining science and gender as an intellectual part of educational history. (KDR)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Methods, Educational Research
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Watts, Ruth – History of Education, 2000
Discusses the debate on gender and imperialism in India by examining the case of Mary Carpenter, a nineteenth century English educationist and social reformer, in order to provide more information on the debate. Addresses where Carpenter stood in the discourse on imperialism. (CMK)
Descriptors: Biographies, Educational History, Foreign Countries, Gender Issues