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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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Clausen, Kurt W. – History of Education, 2013
Treading in the footsteps of past generations, Ontario policy advisers journeyed throughout the United Kingdom in the summer of 1966 to directly understand the educational reforms that were being undertaken in that country. On their return, these consultants brought back a number of innovations for discussion with their parent committee in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Policy
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Christou, Theodore Michael – History of Education, 2013
This article examines educational rhetoric in Ontario, Canada, during the Great Depression. It notes how the government, through the Annual Reports of the Minister of Education, and the College of Education, through its journal, "The School," espoused themes of social efficiency regarding educational ideas and policies. The Depression…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Periodicals, Educational History, Educational Policy
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Milewski, Patrice – History of Education, 2008
In 1937, the Ministry of Education in Ontario published a document entitled "Programme of Studies for Grades 1 to VI of Public and Separate Schools" that became known amongst teachers as the "little gray book". The curriculum and pedagogy in the document enunciated a rupture or mutation in pedagogical discourse that broke with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Elementary School Curriculum, Educational Change
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Marsden, William E. – History of Education, 1998
Compares the development of conservation education in North America and Britain. Reports that the focus of British conservation education was on preserving the countryside, while the United States focused on protecting natural resources. Finds that a major difference was that the label of 'conservation education' did not appear in Britain. (CMK)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Values, Citizenship Education, Comparative Analysis, Conservation Education