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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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Marker, Michael – History of Education, 2000
Discusses two methodological problems for an ethnohistory of indigenous education: (1) the importance of land and sense of place for discussing events in space and time; and (2) the problems of using North American Indian autobiographies as historical evidence. Refers to recent works on the education of North American Indians. (CMK)
Descriptors: Autobiographies, Cultural Awareness, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education
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Thomas, J. B. – History of Education, 1988
Examines the Bristol Day Training College for Women (England) which was founded to meet the growing need for teachers following the 1870 Education Act. Discusses its early emphasis on elementary school teacher training for women, and its resulting significance in the history of women's education. (GEA)
Descriptors: Educational History, Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries, Higher Education