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Troschitz, Robert – History of Education, 2018
While the history of British higher education is not an unexplored field, this article offers a new perspective by focusing on the development of institutional self-representations. Based on the analysis of 133 undergraduate prospectuses of English and Welsh higher education institutions, the article investigates how higher education and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Higher Education, Power Structure
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James, David C.; Davies, Brian – History of Education, 2017
Issues associated with school absenteeism have attracted considerable attention and have long been one of the focal points of government strategies for school improvement. Pupil non-attendance is not a new phenomenon and featured prominently in Her Majesty's Inspectors' reports from 1839. This paper outlines the patterns of and influences on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Attendance, Educational History
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Bingham, Adrian; Delap, Lucy; Jackson, Louise; Settle, Louise – History of Education, 2016
This article reflects on methodological and ethical issues that have shaped a collaborative project which aims to chart social, legal and political responses to child sexual abuse in England and Wales across the twentieth century. The etymological problem of searching for child sexual abuse in the historical archive is discussed, given that the…
Descriptors: Historical Interpretation, Child Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Historians
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McCulloch, Gary – History of Education, 2016
Fifty years after the production of Circular 10/65, which confirmed comprehensive education as the national policy for secondary education in England and Wales, it is possible to trace the idea of comprehensive education from the 1940s to the 1960s, to understand the position of the Labour Party in its development, and to assess the nature of the…
Descriptors: Political Attitudes, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational History
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Kavanagh, Matthew – History of Education, 2014
The Popular Front line made the Communist Party of Great Britain (CPGB) a more hospitable place for "brain workers." The emphasis the line placed on mass ideological and cultural struggle against fascism meant that they became important allies to be won for the working class. As the principal transmitters of ideology and culture to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Systems, Politics, Teachers
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James, David C.; Davies, Brian – History of Education, 2009
The article examines the genesis of school inspection in South East Wales during the period 1839-1843 through the writing of Hugh Seymour Tremenheere, one of the first school inspectors. It discusses the formation of the new inspectorate and provides a narrative analysis of educational provision and social, cultural and economic conditions…
Descriptors: Working Class, Social Control, Inspection, Foreign Countries
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Raftery, Deirdre; Mcdermid, Jane; Jones, Gareth Elwyn – History of Education, 2007
This paper presents a summary and analysis of historiography on social change and education in Ireland, Scotland and Wales, with particular reference to nineteenth-century schooling. The nineteenth century is identified as the period during which Ireland, Scotland and Wales developed distinctive systems of schooling that reflected not only their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citations (References), Social Change, Historiography
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Whitehead, Maurice – History of Education, 2007
Jesuit education provided the first rigorous educational "system" in the Western world from the 1540s onwards. By 1773 more than 700 Jesuit colleges and universities educating some 250,000 students worldwide constituted the largest educational network in existence up to that time. At the present day, in 68 countries worldwide, the…
Descriptors: Historiography, Historians, Archives, Catholic Schools
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Elliott, Kit – History of Education, 2006
Throughout the first half of the twentieth century control over their schools was central to the sense of a Catholic identity for English Catholics, and its defence was a priority of their bishops. The 1944 education act threatened the financial viability of these schools. Between 1942 and 1944 the divided and uncertain response of the Catholic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle Class, Educational Change, Catholics
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Atkins, Peter – History of Education, 2005
In October 1934 the National Government took over what had previously been a commercial initiative to encourage milk-drinking in schools. By the outbreak of war the Milk in Schools Scheme had reached 87 per cent of elementary schools in England and Wales and 56 per cent of pupils were drinking one-third of a pint daily. This paper investigates the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nutrition, National Programs
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Grigg, G. R. – History of Education, 2005
This article explores whether private adventure and dame schools were anything more than "nurseries of ignorance" in nineteenth-century Wales. It traces the origins, development and make-up of these small schools, through an analysis of educational reports, biographical material, census returns and other sources. Private adventure…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Working Class, Educational Policy, Elementary Schools
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Grigg, Russell – History of Education, 2002
Investigates the establishment of ragged schools in nineteenth century Wales. States they dealt with the many shabbily clad, underprivileged youth found roaming the streets. Explains Wales focused on creating church and boarding schools. Concludes that other schools eventually provided welfare based services which caused ragged school's demise.…
Descriptors: Boarding Schools, Educational Development, Educational History, Educational Opportunities
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Baker, Gordon – History of Education, 2001
Focuses on the 1870 British Education Act's impact on English and Welsh schools. Discusses three philosophical and political collaborators involved in the 1870 Act: William Edward Forester, Earl de Grey of Ripon, and Henry Austin Bruce. Concludes that they significantly impacted the 1860s education initiatives as well as the Education Act. (KDR)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy
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Roderick, Gordon W. – History of Education, 2001
Discusses the Aberdare Committee created to remedy shortcomings arising from a non-intervention policy in Welsh secondary education, eminating from the 1881 Report of the Committee on Intermedicate and Higher Education (Wales). Focuses on three commissions: the Caredon, Taunton, and Devonshire. Discusses the committee outcomes regarding English…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Elliott, B. J. – History of Education, 1991
Describes development of qualifying examinations in English and Welsh secondary schools. Evaluates forms and quality of testing in history. Presents suggestions by experts and changes made in England and Wales over 21-year period. Finds that most problems stemmed from desires to cover long periods of time while providing the depth of coverage…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Educational Attainment, Educational History, Evaluation Utilization
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