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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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Gianoutsos, Jamie – History of Education, 2019
This article offers the first modern explication of the educational writings of Charles Hoole (1610-1667), arguing that his writings offer significant insight into the educational aims and methods of school instructors in seventeenth-century England. From attending to the needs of slow learners, to promoting learning games, to emphasising that…
Descriptors: Educational History, Foreign Countries, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy
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Cunningham, Peter – History of Education, 2019
Visual images played an increasing role in professional discourse and in popular and political debate about progressive education over a century or more. In the early 1900s photography was adopted by some progressive texts to convey new ideas illustrated by practice. This paper highlights an iconic example: John and Evelyn Dewey's celebrated…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Progressive Education, Educational Philosophy, Imagery
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Goodman, Joyce – History of Education, 2019
This article explores the work of history and philosophy in publications by Willystine Goodsell, professor of history and philosophy at Teachers College, Columbia University, and the entanglement of Goodsell's approach to scholarship with that of her doctoral supervisor John Dewey. The article experiments with diffractive reading to examine…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational History, Womens Education, Scholarship
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Bak, Tao – History of Education, 2018
Education in Victoria, Australia not only underwent significant change in the 1970s, but was witness to a widespread educational reform project. Whilst exploration of the more widespread alternatives has been of some interest, the smaller progressive traditions that emerged in some ways "alongside" the broader reforms have rarely been…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Change, Educational Philosophy, Aesthetics
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Burke, Catherine – History of Education, 2018
This article takes as a starting point the career of Sir Alec Clegg, Chief Education Officer for the West Riding of Yorkshire (1945-1974), and traces his professional connections with educationists in Australia and New Zealand. In exploring the nature of global exchanges between educators, artists, architects and designers in the decades…
Descriptors: Educational History, Humanism, Handicrafts, International Cooperation
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Manathunga, Catherine; Selkrig, Mark; Baker, Alison – History of Education, 2018
This article interrogates the construction of a visual and sound installation that juxtaposes contemporary material with historical artefacts regarding academic work to offer an aesthetic mode of interruption in explorations of academic voice in university histories and in the contemporary university. Drawing upon Foucauldian histories of the…
Descriptors: Educational History, Universities, Aesthetics, Educational Philosophy
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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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Hoare, Lottie – History of Education, 2017
This paper examines controversy concerning the televising of the documentary "This Is the BBC" (1959) and situates the dispute in a wider cultural context of media criticism of Oxford University in particular, and academic educators more generally, in the period 1956-1960. Technological change, increased television ownership and a…
Descriptors: Documentaries, News Reporting, Educational History, Television
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Pichugina, Victoria; Bezrogov, Vitaly – History of Education, 2017
This article considers the oeuvre of Xenophon (c.430-354 bc) as providing an insight into the concept of "care of the self" in Greek education. In many of his works the leading characters are men who take care of themselves through education. Addressing the theme of "fathers and sons," Xenophon aimed to show that "care of…
Descriptors: Family Relationship, Parent Child Relationship, Mentors, Guidelines
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Hoskins, Kate; Smedley, Sue – History of Education, 2016
Drawing on life-history interview data collected as part of a research project funded by the Froebel Trust, this paper explores the family backgrounds and educational experiences reported by nine women who attended Froebel College located in London in the United Kingdom (UK), in the 1950s and 1960s. Informed by Bourdieu's theories of habitus and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Experience, Womens Education, Educational History
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Scott-Brown, Sophie – History of Education, 2016
The History Workshop movement took its stance on the democratisation of history making, becoming notorious for its exuberant gatherings and impassioned "histories from below". At the centre of the early Workshop was the British historian Raphael Samuel, who has been described as the personification of its intellectual and ethical…
Descriptors: Workshops, Educational History, Change Agents, Intellectual History
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Simon-Martin, Meritxell – History of Education, 2016
English painter Barbara Bodichon received a dynamic home education, consisting of engaging lessons, reading sessions, family discussions, sketching excursions, and trips at home and abroad. As an adult, Bodichon led a nomadic life, living between Algeria and England and travelling across Europe and America. Seeking to unpack travelling and travel…
Descriptors: Artists, Educational Philosophy, Individual Development, Travel
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Mincu, Monica E. – History of Education, 2016
This article engages with the influence of Soviet educational models and Western European contacts, mediated by historical institutional and cultural legacies in producing specifically Eastern educational variants. A first level of analysis will identify the reasons behind the emergence of these variations. A second and higher level of analysis…
Descriptors: Social Systems, Models, Educational History, Comparative Education
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