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Marker, Michael – History of Education, 2015
Historians of education wanting to develop culturally responsive historiographies of Indigenous communities should move beyond a reliance on government and church policy documents--with some variegations of testimony from residential school survivors. The unique circumstances of colonisation that were forged by national/settler policies should be…
Descriptors: Historians, Educational History, Oral History, Primary Sources
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Walsh, Patrick – History of Education, 2008
This paper compares the founding of the elementary school systems of Ireland and Ontario in the nineteenth century. The systems shared a common set of textbooks that had originated in Ireland. Using examples from a number of these books, which were part of a series that had been specially prepared for the Irish national school system, founded in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Textbook Evaluation, Elementary School Curriculum