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Woolley, Mary Catherine – History of Education, 2019
In 2018 it is 30 years since the Educational Reform Act of 1988 introduced a National Curriculum to England, Wales and Northern Ireland. This article questions whether this policy became something to be celebrated, commemorated or ignored. The National Curriculum for history has proved contentious in media and academic circles, but the focus has…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Educational History, Educational Policy, History Instruction
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Doney, Jonathan; Parker, Stephen G.; Freathy, Rob – History of Education, 2017
This article seeks to exemplify the extent to which oral life history research can enrich existing historiographies of English Religious Education (RE). Findings are reported from interviews undertaken with a sample of key informants involved in designing and/or implementing significant curriculum changes in RE in the 1960s and 1970s. The…
Descriptors: Historiography, Religious Education, Educational History, Oral History
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Wedin, Tomas – History of Education, 2017
According to an influential narrative in Swedish educational historiography, the Swedish educational system underwent a drastic change during the 1990s, moving towards a more individualistic and marketised system. Without denying the relevance of this perspective, this article argues that we can trace antecedents to the reforms undertaken in the…
Descriptors: Educational History, Foreign Countries, Politics of Education, Educational Change
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Huang, Hsuan-Yi – History of Education, 2017
This study examines localisation endeavours in contemporary Taiwan to explore the history of the Taiwanese localisation movement as a way of reimagining meanings of "Taiwaneseness" constructed under different historical circumstances. It focuses on the "xiangtu" (nativist) literature movement in colonial Taiwan in the early…
Descriptors: Educational History, Foreign Countries, Literature, Asian Culture
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Larsson, Esbjörn – History of Education, 2016
This article investigates the monitorial system of education in Sweden between 1820 and 1843. In contrast to previous research, which has emphasised monitorial education as a method for disciplining poor children, this article compares the use of the method in schools for the working classes and in academic schools. Using concepts such as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Comparative Analysis, Working Class
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Collins, Jenny – History of Education, 2015
Irish Catholic teaching sisters were major actors in the development of education systems in New World countries such as the United States, Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Immigrants themselves, they faced a number of key challenges as they sought to adapt Old World cultural and educational ideas to the education of the immigrant…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nuns, Educational History, Immigrants
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Christopher, A. J. – History of Education, 2015
Population censuses record considerable volumes of personal information, which when aggregated and tabulated provide significant insights into national societies. South African censuses have recorded levels of educational attainment since their inception in the mid-nineteenth century, initially measuring literacy and later the level of education…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Racial Segregation, Social Change, Race
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Matemba, Yonah Hisbon – History of Education, 2014
This paper is an examination of the history of Scottish religious education (RE). Focusing on 1962-1992, it distinguishes the temporal processes that unfolded during this period to identify the circumstances that led to a serious case of neglect of the subject, especially in the non-denominational sector. Next, it highlights the less emphasised…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Educational History, Public Education
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Hillman, Nicholas – History of Education, 2012
This paper assesses the origins, conclusions and consequences of the Fleming Committee, which considered the relationship between Britain's leading independent boarding schools and the state. In 1944, the committee recommended one-quarter of the places at these schools should be assigned to a national bursary scheme for children who might benefit…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Boarding Schools, School Districts
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Davies, Jonathan S.; Freeman, Mark – History of Education, 2003
Discussed the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust and its role in the educational settlement movement. Discusses the Rowntree family's understanding of the relationship between education and democracy. Concludes later descendants veered from funding the settlement endeavors due to lack of funds and interest. Believes this diminished the ideals of…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Democracy, Educational Change, Educational Development
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Karsten, Sjoerd – History of Education, 2003
Asserts the Dutch educational systems' key feature is the principle that parents should be given the opportunity to organize and choose the kind of education they desire. Focuses on the role of the Dutch Social Democrats, the Groningen motion, and the outcome and intellectual foundation of publicly run Dutch schools. (KDR)
Descriptors: Catholics, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Research
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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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Ho, Wai-Chung – History of Education, 2003
Discusses four fields of education in Chinese culture during the time of Confucius: (1) morals, (2) law, (3) politics, and (4) music. Identifies three traditional Chinese music types: (1) refined, (2) popular, and (3) foreign. States music was used to promote social harmony, reinforce nationalist views and actions, and shape attitudes and beliefs…
Descriptors: Chinese, Chinese Culture, Confucianism, Cultural Influences
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Lowe, Roy – History of Education, 2003
Focuses on two examples of how the English education system acquired characteristics and practices from Scotland and other sources. States that since Scottish and English backgrounds were similar, the predominant progress of Scotland's education system played the larger role in English educational development. (KDR)
Descriptors: Educational Background, Educational Development, Educational History, Educational Planning
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Simola, Hannu – History of Education, 2002
Focuses on pupil behavior as a tool for examining Finnish primary, elementary, and secondary schools beyond the earning of credentials. Concludes that the basis of educational reform has often came as much from schools changing reforms than the reverse. Notes that using pupil behavior as an examination tool will continue. (KDR)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Research
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