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Moore, Scott O. – History of Education, 2019
This article examines Austria's efforts to reform teacher education during the period of the Dual Monarchy, 1867-1914. It offers insight into the role of teachers in Austrian society and how this role changed over time. It demonstrates that, during this period, teaching became an institutionalised and professionalised occupation. This process of…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Educational Change, Conflict, Educational History
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Kennerk, Barry – History of Education, 2019
The teaching of sick children in hospital is an often overlooked aspect of Ireland's national education system. Prior to the 1970s, there was hardly any formal structure in place for this type of schooling in the country, despite the fact that many children could be inpatients for weeks or months at a time. In 1980, a report, published by the…
Descriptors: Hospitals, Diseases, Foreign Countries, Patients
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Yildiz, Aytaç; Gündüz, Mustafa – History of Education, 2019
During the Ottoman period, 'science ("ilim", pl. "ulûm")', 'knowledge ("marifet", pl. "maarif")' and 'technique ("fen", pl. "fünûn")' emerged as three important concepts of knowledge. "Maarif", which came into prominence with Selim III, began to undergo a semantic transformation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, World History, Arabs
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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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Gutiérrez, Xosé Manuel Malheiro – History of Education, 2018
Over the course of the final 30 years of the nineteenth century, and well into the early decades of the twentieth century, hundreds of thousands of Galician people migrated to different areas of America. There they found a new world to contend and interact with -- a world that was more advanced and developed socially and culturally. From the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Immigration, Literacy
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Hake, Barry J. – History of Education, 2018
Focused on the period between the mid-1950s and the late 1970s, this paper explores the pan-European dissemination of policy proposals articulating "éducation permanente" as involving reforms in the architecture of initial and post-initial education in the direction of promoting 'a long life of learning'. It seeks to identify the key…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Lifelong Learning, Educational Change
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Mayer, Christine – History of Education, 2018
Late 19th-century Germany was shaped by industrialisation, technological progress, and urbanisation. Crises of modernisation resulted in a widespread criticism of civilisation that provided ground for the rise of numerous reform movements in various social contexts. They reacted to crises of their time by questioning established conventions,…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Athletics, Dance, Cultural Context
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Holowchak, M. Andrew – History of Education, 2018
Because of the political reforms demanded by his political philosophy, Jefferson was always focused on instantiating a "system" of education to edify all persons according to their needs and to prevent those governing at every level from lusting after power and fame instead of governing in pursuance of the interests of the general…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational History, Change Agents, Universities
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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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Munro, Doug – History of Education, 2017
In 1954, Hugh Stretton took charge of a threadbare history department at the University of Adelaide. By the end of his tenure as department chair in 1966, staff numbers had increased fivefold and the department was recognised as one of the best of its kind in Australia. Stretton wanted his department to "teach history interestingly",…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Departments, Governance
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Wong, Ting-Hong – History of Education, 2015
This paper compares public-private partnerships (PPPs) in education in post-war Singapore and Hong Kong. After the Second World War the Singapore government shied away from PPPs, while the state in Hong Kong collaborated extensively with the non-state sector in education. Singapore was a small city-state flanked by two Muslim nations, and its…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Foreign Countries, Social Influences, Public Education
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Seng, Loh Kah – History of Education, 2015
The Singapore Polytechnic underwent a period of both rupture and adaptation as British advisers worked with the post-colonial government to facilitate technical education reform and Singapore's transition to a nation-state. Established in 1958 and based on the metropolitan model, the Singapore Polytechnic constituted an imperial project for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technical Education, Educational Change, Educational Development
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Nilsson, Anders – History of Education, 2014
Adult education is often defined to emphasise cultural and societal development. This paper proposes that the concept should be more inclusive and that vocational education and training for adults has played a bigger role than is usually recognised. This has not been subject to much research and basic facts are often virtually unknown. In this…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Adult Education, Adult Programs, Foreign Countries
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Burger, Kaspar – History of Education, 2014
The historical developments of infant schools in Great Britain and "salles d'asile" in France--both precursors of present-day preschools--were interconnected. However, historians have not yet analysed specifically how transnational exchange influenced the growth and nature of these institutions. Drawing on archival data and secondary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Schools, Preschool Education, Educational History
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Zelkovitz, Ido – History of Education, 2014
Since the concept of nationalism first emerged on the world stage, universities have played a key role in its collective formation and dissemination to the masses. Established under challenging circumstances and subjected to the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip in the wake of the 1967 war, Palestinian institutions of higher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Educational History, Nationalism
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