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Arthur, James – History of Education, 2019
This article discusses the extent to which middle-class Christians, many of whom were progressive liberals, involved themselves in the Moral Instruction League (MIL) to intervene in 'improving' the moral character of the English working class. It considers how they reconciled their motivations and underlying theology with secular goals that sought…
Descriptors: Christianity, Values Education, Moral Values, Educational History
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Justice, Benjamin – History of Education, 2014
Like laws for formal education, laws for crime and punishment shape the relationship between the citizen and the state. They could, in fact, be equally powerful in building or breaking the civic spirit. In the past three decades, a revolution has occurred in the United States that is as insidious as it is unprecedented: the rise of the American…
Descriptors: Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons, Racial Bias, Racial Differences
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Bakker, Nelleke – History of Education, 2013
This essay discusses the life and work of Elise van Calcar (1822-1904), a writer and maternal feminist who introduced Froebel's kindergarten in the Netherlands. Van Calcar also was the leader of a Christian branch of spiritualism. The focus is pointed at parallels between her reading of Froebel and of "messages" from spirits in the…
Descriptors: Biographies, Educational History, Kindergarten, Mothers
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Ainley, Patrick – History of Education, 2011
How the dominance of the two medieval universities, namely, (1) The University of Oxford; and (2) The University of Cambridge, was gained and maintained is the subject of the institutional histories by Gillian Evans. She has long been a thorn in the side of successive Cambridge Vice-Chancellors' aspirations to turn that institution--at which she…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Medieval History, Higher Education, Educational History
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Kozlovsky, Roy – History of Education, 2010
This essay explores the interplay between educational and architectural methodologies for analysing the school environment. It historicises the affinity between architectural and educational practices and modes of knowledge pertaining to the child's body during the period of postwar reconstruction in England to argue that educational spaces were…
Descriptors: Architecture, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries, Educational Environment
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Panayotidis, E. Lisa; Stortz, Paul – History of Education, 2010
In 1898, students at the University of Toronto founded "Torontonensis", the university's first yearbook. Fashioned as a remembrance of university, from its inception the yearbook was fraught with conflict and contestation particularly around how male students were represented and how their college experiences were made, and not made,…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Yearbooks, Conflict, College Students
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Durst, Anne – History of Education, 2010
In 1896, John Dewey opened the Laboratory School at the University of Chicago. While much is known about this legendary school and its founder, the teachers whose daily work brought the school to life remain mostly anonymous. This essay attempts to remedy this historical invisibility by investigating four of the Laboratory School teachers--Anna…
Descriptors: Laboratory Schools, Experimental Schools, Educational History, Letters (Correspondence)
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Hadas, Miklos – History of Education, 2009
This article highlights how "turnen", the modernised form of earlier gymnastic exercises, emerged in Hungary in the second part of the nineteenth century. It is argued that although the advocates of the "turnen" movement are gradually squeezed from the spheres of modern competitive sports, their strategies of expansion are…
Descriptors: State Schools, Physical Education, Foreign Countries, Educational History
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Caruso, Marcelo – History of Education, 2008
Recent developments derived from the increasing economic, cultural and communication interpenetration normally referred to as "globalisation" have shifted the attention of the social sciences to objects of study that have often been overlooked by historiographical traditions centred on the national states. A look at major theoretical currents of…
Descriptors: World History, Educational History, Social Sciences, Global Approach
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Pineau, Pablo – History of Education, 2008
This paper examines the historical relationship between education and globalisation in Latin America. This is no straightforward task. Hegel's vision of a continent without history and the rapacious expansion of Western culture from the sixteenth century profoundly transformed Latin America, and in turn stimulated a search for a distinctive…
Descriptors: Historiography, Interdisciplinary Approach, Foreign Countries, Latin Americans
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Hendrick, Harry – History of Education, 2007
This article seeks to raise a number of issues concerning children's well-being in late modernity. In order to provide historical contrasts, the first part of the article considers three "optimistic" periods: the Liberal Reform Programme, 1906-1911; interwar developments in New Psychology, progressive education and child guidance; the post-1945…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Anxiety, Progressive Education, Well Being
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Grosvenor, Ian – History of Education, 2007
This paper has several concerns. It is about both the stories we tell and the images we place with those stories; it is also about historical practice and the power of the image to generate new research approaches. The paper is organized into three sections: the "eye of history" and historians and the visual archive; histories of black…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Information Sources, Historians, Educational History
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Holmes, Larry E. – History of Education, 2006
Reporting within the administration responsible for primary and secondary schools in the Kirov region from the early 1930s to 1941 followed a script of escalating negativity in which the higher the chain of command, the more negative the assessment. School directors wrote positive quarterly and annual evaluations. District and municipal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Administration, Educational Assessment, Educational History
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Bethell, Kerry – History of Education, 2006
In the setting up of kindergarten systems in colonial New Zealand over the late nineteenth century, kindergarten founders such as Miss Mary Richmond in Wellington developed global links with kindergarten movements in a number of countries including England. This article examines the nature and significance of two key global interconnected networks…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Change, Kindergarten, Educational History
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Valkanova, Yordanka; Brehony, Kevin – History of Education, 2006
This article examines the contribution of the Russian Froebelian movement to educational theory and practice in Russia, in the context of the cultural transformation there from the second half of the nineteenth to the beginning of the twentieth century. The Froebel movement had a strong influence on not only the formation of Russian early years…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Theories, Educational Change, Preschool Education
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