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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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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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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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Correia, Luis Grosso – History of Education, 2011
The International Institute of Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, continuously published its "Educational Yearbook", in a total of 21 editions, in order to "provide students of education sciences with the world education theories and practice". Headed by Isaac L. Kandel, the journal followed a traditional…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Schools of Education, Teacher Education, Educational History
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Edwards, Elizabeth – History of Education, 2000
Examines the conflicting discourses on the role of the women principals at teacher training colleges. Presents studies of three women principals: (1) Mary Miller Allan, Homerton College, 1903-1935; (2) Florence Johnson, Bishop Otter College, 1919-1930; and (3) Alice Havergal Skillicorn, Homerton College, 1935-1960. (CMK)
Descriptors: Colleges, Educational History, Feminism, Gender Issues
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Unterhalter, Elaine – History of Education, 2000
Explores how gender reform was formulated in education policy documents during the transition to democracy in South Africa. Examines the autobiographies of men and women in South Africa. Investigates the connections between these autobiographies and policy documents that focus on gender reform during this period. (CMK)
Descriptors: Autobiographies, Democracy, Educational History, Educational Policy
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Hall, Jody S. – History of Education, 2000
Focuses on the tensions between two psychological frameworks in the negotiation of teaching practices, curriculum, and ideas about what constitutes childhood: (1) the theories of Jean Piaget focused on behavior at different developmental stages; or (2) the Susan Isaacs research that took a general view of children's intellectual capabilities. (CMK)
Descriptors: Children, Developmental Stages, Educational History, Educational Research
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Whitehead, Clive – History of Education, 1993
Rejects Kilemi Mwiria's contention that the primary goal of the educational system in colonial Kenya was to deliberately prepare Africans for subjugation and subordination. Contends that the British government did not have the funds to support expansion or improvement of the African educational system. (CFR)
Descriptors: Capitalism, Colonialism, Educational Finance, Educational History
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Gilbert, Julie S. – History of Education, 1994
Asserts that England's civic universities maintained a much less restrictive environment than Oxford or Cambridge. Civic university women participated in all aspects of student life often exceeding the involvement of male students. Argues that social and economic differences contributed to this dichotomy. (MJP)
Descriptors: Educational History, Equal Education, Extracurricular Activities, Females
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Zasztowt, Leszek – History of Education, 1990
Analyzes the problems of educational funds and scholarships in Polish areas incorporated within Russia after the third partition of the Commonwealth. Traces the history of educational funding during the early 1800s and provides statistics on the breakdown of monies appropriated by government, religion and individuals. (RW)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support