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Chandra, Gautam; Mishra, Veerendra Kumar; Pranjali – History of Education, 2018
In light of the focus placed on English education by the colonial government, and the petition signed by 70,000 local inhabitants of the Madras Presidency, Lord John Elphinstone, the Governor, made efforts to disseminate English education during his governorship (1837-1842). Spurred on by the petition, Elphinstone wrote two fundamental educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Educational Development, High Schools
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Sherman, Taylor C. – History of Education, 2018
After independence India's leaders committed the country to democracy with universal franchise and to pursuing a socialistic pattern of society. As part of these interlocking projects, it was widely recognised that India's educational systems needed reform. However, with scarce resources, Indian policy-makers faced the dilemma of whether to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Educational Development, Educational Policy
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Hall, Catherine – History of Education, 2008
This article explores two attempts to envisage a new global world, one created by the West, and to create new colonial subjects. One of these attempts was in Sierra Leone in the 1790s, the other in India in the 1830s. The two case studies are seen through the lens of a father and son, Zachary and Thomas Babington Macaulay, each a representative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, News Media, Foreign Policy, Case Studies
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Wright, Susannah – History of Education, 2008
This article examines international communication around moral education in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and the role of the ethical movement in facilitating this communication. Three moments of international communication are analysed. The first, in the 1890s, involves the dissemination of Felix Adler's book "The Moral…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Educational Change, Conferences (Gatherings), Foreign Countries
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Allender, Tim – History of Education, 2007
Postcolonial research has often assumed that colonial education fell victim to the forces of nationalism, like other areas of Raj governance in the early twentieth century. However, European-led education that aspired to reach the general population had already failed a generation earlier, at least in north India. This was after highly imaginative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle Schools, Administrative Organization, Foreign Policy
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Whitehead, Clive – History of Education, 2005
Part II of this historiographical study examines British education policy in Africa, and in the many crown colonies, protectorates, and mandated territories around the globe. Up until 1920, the British government took far less interest than in India, in the development of schooling in Africa and the rest of the colonial empire, and education was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Historiography, Politics of Education, Foreign Policy
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Bara, Joseph – History of Education, 2005
This article discusses the project of tribal education in the British colonial state in the mid-nineteenth century and the shape into which it developed in Chhotanagpur, an obscure area of east India under the Presidency of Bengal. Known as the "Ruhr of India", it is now the southern part of the State of Jharkhand. Up to the 1840s there…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Context, Tribes, Foreign Policy
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Whitehead, Clive – History of Education, 2005
Colonial education has been controversial and widely divergent interpretations have been offered from contrasting ideological perspectives. British imperial education policy was highly contended during the colonial era and remains a contentious issue amongst many contemporary historians and a critical review of the historiography of the subject is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indians, Historiography, Historians
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Allender, Tim – History of Education, 2003
Focuses on the dominant Anglican missionary schools in Punjab (India). States that the Anglican missions failed to fulfill their original design, but that Hindu schools were successful and played a role in India's movement for independence over British settlements in the northern region. (KDR)
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Kosambi, Meera – History of Education, 2000
Focuses on the history of women's education in western India during the nineteenth century addressing the issues of home education versus school education, gender construction and the school curriculum, and nationalism and women's education. Discusses a woman's position as a point of conflict between the patriarchal family structure and women's…
Descriptors: Educational History, Family Structure, Foreign Countries, Gender Issues
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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
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Bartle, George F. – History of Education, 1994
Describes the role of the British and Foreign School Society in organizing and administering schools for elementary students during the period of British colonial rule in India, Ceylon, Malaya, and the East Indies. Discusses the importance of religious factors and the influences of missionaries as teachers and administrators. (CFR)
Descriptors: Colonialism, Educational History, Elementary Education, Females