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Kelly, Frances – History of Education, 2019
The impetus for this article was an encounter with thousands of photographs in an online archive of a public university in New Zealand, taken over the twentieth century. The size of the archive and the paucity of information about many images draws attention to challenges of commencing work in a large institutional visual archive. The first part…
Descriptors: Archives, State Universities, Photography, Educational History
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Malcolm, David – History of Education, 2018
In 1973 the national conference of the National Union of Students (NUS) voted to campaign for gay rights, making NUS the first national organisation in the UK to make such a public commitment. Using archive material, this article outlines how NUS came to this decision, and the initial challenges it faced in taking up this work. It explains that…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Civil Rights, Activism, Advocacy
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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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McCormack, Christopher F. – History of Education, 2018
Historians have observed that the period 1860-1890 was educationally progressive. This paper identifies the renaissance with the creation of the General Synod of the Church of Ireland in the aftermath of Church Disestablishment. Disestablishment legislation facilitated the inclusion of the laity in Synod. The paper argues that the lay-clerical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Legislation, Educational Change, Churches
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Ris, Ethan W. – History of Education, 2016
How did the undergraduate college rapidly position itself as the gateway to middle-class US employment between 1880 and 1920? This article attempts to explain one part of that process. Drawing on Weberian organisational theory, transnational intellectual history and case studies of three institutions, it identifies hierarchy as a defining aspect…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Middle Class, Social Mobility, Educational Attainment
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Sheridan, Vera – History of Education, 2016
Following the end of the 1956 Revolution, a significant number of university students fled Hungary and the human capital flooding into Austria drew the attention of universities worldwide. The cold war and its influence on international student organisations and on the domestic conceptualisation of refugees in the USA contextualise this case study…
Descriptors: Refugees, Land Settlement, College Students, Higher Education
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Chalupecký, Petr; Johnson, Zdenka – History of Education, 2016
This paper discusses the development of economic higher education in Czechoslovakia from 1945 to 1953, ie before the emergence of new economic universities with the same name: University of Economics (Vysoká škola ekonomická) in Prague and Bratislava. Its aim is to determine possible similarities and differences in economic education between the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Economics Education, Educational History
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Sandell, Marie – History of Education, 2015
This article explores the importance of higher education to international women's organisations such as the International Federation of University Women, the International Council of Women, the International Alliance of Women and Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, and asks how studying abroad contributed to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, International Organizations, Females, Study Abroad
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Aikins, Ross D. – History of Education, 2015
The increasing prevalence of so-called cognitive-enhancing drugs is well documented in American higher education. There has been little historical analysis, however, specifically exploring the role of postsecondary institutions in this evolving drug narrative. This paper traces substance use and research trends in American higher education over…
Descriptors: Drug Use, Public Policy, Incidence, Role
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Schalk, Ruben – History of Education, 2015
Several European countries were unable to match student numbers with labour market demand during the nineteenth century. The causes of this mismatch may be found in the organisation of higher education and the funding of students. Drawing on a variety of sources, this paper compares financial support available to Reformed and Catholic theology…
Descriptors: Catholics, Church Related Colleges, Protestants, Resource Allocation
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McCormack, Christopher F. – History of Education, 2015
This paper examines the role of William Graham Brooke as advocate of women's higher education and access to university. His work as advocate is considered against the religious, political, social and economic backdrop of late nineteenth century Ireland. A barrister, as Clerk in the Lord Chancellor's office, he was centrally involved in the…
Descriptors: Educational History, Churches, Social Change, Womens Education
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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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Moodie, Gavin – History of Education, 2014
This article considers the effects on universities of Gutenberg's invention of printing. It considers four major effects: the gradual displacement of Latin as the language of scholarship with vernacular languages, the expansion and eventual opening of libraries, major changes to curriculum, and major changes to pedagogy including lectures.…
Descriptors: Educational History, Higher Education, Universities, Language of Instruction
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Shattock, Michael – History of Education, 2014
This article seeks to compare the characteristics of the academic profession as described historically by Perkin in 1969 against the definitions of a profession derived from the published views of sociologists and others. It then measures the position of the academic community today against these definitions: a common range of professional tasks…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching (Occupation), Higher Education, Universities
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Martin, Jane – History of Education, 2014
This article brings together six talented women historians in twentieth-century England whose scholarly productions helped shape modern historical practice but who are little known in the canonical accounts of history-writing in the period. The author is looking to map and describe historical communities from a grounded and qualitative perspective…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History, Historians, Females
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