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Woolley, Mary Catherine – History of Education, 2019
In 2018 it is 30 years since the Educational Reform Act of 1988 introduced a National Curriculum to England, Wales and Northern Ireland. This article questions whether this policy became something to be celebrated, commemorated or ignored. The National Curriculum for history has proved contentious in media and academic circles, but the focus has…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Educational History, Educational Policy, History Instruction
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Doney, Jonathan; Parker, Stephen G.; Freathy, Rob – History of Education, 2017
This article seeks to exemplify the extent to which oral life history research can enrich existing historiographies of English Religious Education (RE). Findings are reported from interviews undertaken with a sample of key informants involved in designing and/or implementing significant curriculum changes in RE in the 1960s and 1970s. The…
Descriptors: Historiography, Religious Education, Educational History, Oral History
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Wedin, Tomas – History of Education, 2017
According to an influential narrative in Swedish educational historiography, the Swedish educational system underwent a drastic change during the 1990s, moving towards a more individualistic and marketised system. Without denying the relevance of this perspective, this article argues that we can trace antecedents to the reforms undertaken in the…
Descriptors: Educational History, Foreign Countries, Politics of Education, Educational Change
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Huang, Hsuan-Yi – History of Education, 2017
This study examines localisation endeavours in contemporary Taiwan to explore the history of the Taiwanese localisation movement as a way of reimagining meanings of "Taiwaneseness" constructed under different historical circumstances. It focuses on the "xiangtu" (nativist) literature movement in colonial Taiwan in the early…
Descriptors: Educational History, Foreign Countries, Literature, Asian Culture
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Bakker, Nelleke – History of Education, 2016
From 1948 the World Health Organization expected child hygiene to include mental health. This article discusses the way school doctors adapted their activities and concerns accordingly in the mid-twentieth century in an agrarian-industrial area of the Netherlands. In spite of an improvement in pupils' physical health they shifted their attention…
Descriptors: Child Health, Rural Areas, Mental Health, School Health Services
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Irish, Tomás – History of Education, 2016
In 1924 the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace published a volume investigating the teaching of school history in former belligerent states in Europe. The project sought to reconcile former enemies through mutual understanding and educational exchange and reflected a widely held belief that although the military conflict had finished, its…
Descriptors: Peace, Educational History, Teaching Methods, History Instruction
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Larsson, Esbjörn – History of Education, 2016
This article investigates the monitorial system of education in Sweden between 1820 and 1843. In contrast to previous research, which has emphasised monitorial education as a method for disciplining poor children, this article compares the use of the method in schools for the working classes and in academic schools. Using concepts such as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Comparative Analysis, Working Class
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Rutledge, Jennifer Geist – History of Education, 2015
This paper explores the historical formation of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) in the United States and argues that programme emergence depended on the ability of policy entrepreneurs to link the economic concerns of agricultural production with the ideational concern of national security. Using a historical institutionalist framework…
Descriptors: Educational History, Lunch Programs, Program Development, Security (Psychology)
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Collins, Jenny – History of Education, 2015
Irish Catholic teaching sisters were major actors in the development of education systems in New World countries such as the United States, Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Immigrants themselves, they faced a number of key challenges as they sought to adapt Old World cultural and educational ideas to the education of the immigrant…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nuns, Educational History, Immigrants
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Christopher, A. J. – History of Education, 2015
Population censuses record considerable volumes of personal information, which when aggregated and tabulated provide significant insights into national societies. South African censuses have recorded levels of educational attainment since their inception in the mid-nineteenth century, initially measuring literacy and later the level of education…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Racial Segregation, Social Change, Race
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Fleming, Brian; Harford, Judith – History of Education, 2014
A decade of transformation that emerged following a period of inertia and insularity in Irish education, the 1960s is widely regarded by scholars as representing a paradigm shift in education policy. Marked by a more interventionist, strategic policy approach, this period resulted in significant democratisation of education, particularly at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational History, Politics of Education
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Matemba, Yonah Hisbon – History of Education, 2014
This paper is an examination of the history of Scottish religious education (RE). Focusing on 1962-1992, it distinguishes the temporal processes that unfolded during this period to identify the circumstances that led to a serious case of neglect of the subject, especially in the non-denominational sector. Next, it highlights the less emphasised…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Educational History, Public Education
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Esplin, Scott C.; Randall, E. Vance – History of Education, 2014
Religious organisations have long relied on education to transmit cherished values, working within society to preserve their worldview. Therefore, when a religious education system is restructured, it can act as a barometer of change, revealing societal values and reflecting negotiated roles. Like other faiths, the Church of Jesus Christ of…
Descriptors: Religious Cultural Groups, Christianity, Religious Education, Educational History
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Thorsteinsson, Gisli; Ólafsson, Brynjar – History of Education, 2014
Pedagogically aimed craft education was established around the same time as the school-based system of formative education, under the term Sloyd. This refers to a pedagogical system of manual training that promotes general child development, through the acquisition of the technical skills employed in woodwork, metalwork, sewing, knitting and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handicrafts, Art Education, Educational History
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Fernández-Soria, Juan Manuel – History of Education, 2014
Spain suffered a severe political and moral crisis in the final years of the nineteenth century and the first third of the twentieth. Pedagogues and politicians belonging to the "Institución Libre de Enseñanza" (ILE), or those close to it, did not consider it possible to regenerate the country without attending to education and Britain…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Influences, International Cooperation
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