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Herman, Frederik; Priem, Karin; Thyssen, Geert – History of Education, 2017
This paper unveils the body_machine as a key element of dynamic mental maps that have come to shape both educational praxis and research. It traces and analyses instances in which the human and the mechanical encountered each other in metaphorical, material and visual forms, thereby blurring to some extent the boundaries between them while…
Descriptors: Educational History, Figurative Language, Photography, Human Body
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De Wilde, Lieselot; Vanobbergen, Bruno – History of Education, 2017
Since the turn of the century large groups of former institutionalised children have exercised their right to see their "personal files", and this has drawn widespread attention to these documents and their potential in scholarly research. This article explores the meanings of personal files from the period 1945-1984 as sources for both…
Descriptors: Residential Care, Educational History, Foreign Countries, Institutionalized Persons
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Vanobbergen, Bruno; Simon, Frank – History of Education, 2011
At the end of the nineteenth century Aime Bogaerts, a Socialist primary school teacher at a Ghent municipal school and from 1901 on the chief editor of the Socialist newspaper "Vooruit", began a new educational initiative: "the children of the popular classes from Ghent" ("De Gentsche Volkskinderen"). Children from…
Descriptors: Children, Early Adolescents, Working Class, Acting
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Herman, Frederik; Van Gorp, Angelo; Simon, Frank; Depaepe, Marc – History of Education, 2011
In the authors' aim to go beyond the "silent" school desk they returned to sources such as public contracts, photographs, advertising leaflets and (the often neglected) patents kept in the municipal archives of Brussels. In this article, they focus on the first half of the twentieth century and two phases of the "life-cycle" of…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Publicity, Intellectual Property, Furniture
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Vanhulle, Bert – History of Education, 2009
The philosophical background of the subject history in secondary education has been mainly addressed through research based on "obvious" source types (curricula, discussions in committees or journals, ...). This article proposes a narrative method of analysing history textbooks in order to study the underlining historical philosophy of…
Descriptors: Textbooks, History Instruction, Textbook Content, Content Analysis
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Vanobbergen, Bruno – History of Education, 2007
This article takes a relational approach to childhood to focus on the discourse surrounding children's "hyperactive" bodies, currently defined as children with Attention Deficit Hyperactvity Disorder (ADHD). Based on analyses of articles in the major women's magazines and professional journals for teachers, published in Flanders from…
Descriptors: Females, Hyperactivity, Attention Deficit Disorders, Periodicals
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Guerena, Jean-Louis – History of Education, 2006
In Spain from the late nineteenth century, the "People's Houses" (Casas del Pueblo) corresponded to a desire to provide and organize a space of sociability for workers and their families. This formed part of the diverse Spanish popular education movement. This article focuses on the project to translate the model of the Belgian Maison du…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Popular Education, Social Systems
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Bowden, Caroline – History of Education, 2005
In the first seventy five years of the seventeenth century twenty two enclosed convents for English women were founded in exile where more than 1950 women were professed. In order to lead the strict religious life following the requirements of the Council of Trent for enclosure for women religious, these foundations required specialised buildings…
Descriptors: Females, Catholics, Nuns, Womens Education
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Eggermont, Betty – History of Education, 2001
Focuses on the choreography of schooling and the social interactions between teacher and student. Draws upon evidential data samples of primary teachers during the 1880s and 1930s noted in Belgium educational reviews. Concludes there was a transition from 1880s teacher-is-master classroom to a conforming 1930s educator-mentor role. (MER)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational History, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries
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Myers, Kevin – History of Education, 2001
Discusses the hidden history of refugee schooling in England during 1914-18. Focuses primarily on the Belgian refugee children who escaped to England during World War I. Invites education researchers and historians to include the aspects and issues of refugee schooling to adequately convey a clear picture of educational history. (MER)
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Simon, Frank; Van Damme, Dirk – History of Education, 1993
Describes the role of Francois Laurent in shaping the educational system of Ghent (Belgium), an early industrialized city, during the late 1800s. Discusses the social and educational issues that resulted from industrialization, the creation of a working class, and the needs of working class children. (CFR)
Descriptors: Church Role, Educational History, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education