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Steele, Tom; Taylor, Richard Kenneth – History of Education, 2010
The influential policy work in education of the intellectual grouping formed by J. H. Oldham during the Second World War known as "Oldham's Moot" (1938-1947) has been discussed in recent publications. These have noted its general educational and university policy, its intellectual strengths, and the role of Sir Walter Moberly in relation to his…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Adult Education, Social Theories, Intellectual History
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Sutherland, Douglas – History of Education, 2009
This paper examines the educational projects of Patrick Geddes in late-Victorian Scotland. Initially a natural scientist, Geddes drew on an eclectic mix of social theory to develop his own ideas on social evolution. For him education was a vital agent of social change which, he believed, had the potential to develop active citizens whose…
Descriptors: Summer Schools, Sociocultural Patterns, Extension Education, Educational Philosophy
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Rousmaniere, Kate – History of Education, 2001
Focuses on the use of visual historical images, such as old photographs, as a means to interpret the history of education. Offers examples of photographs to examine past school practices and educational ideologies. Concludes that history in the present is always composed of its relationship to its past. (MER)
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices, Educational Theories
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Jenkins, Celia – History of Education, 2000
Traces the emancipatory interests of new education, defined as a critique of the educational system centered on public schools and a child-centered philosophy: (1) emancipation of 1920s English children; (2) emancipatory interest in the 1930s English family; and (3) emancipatory interest in 1940s England. (CMK)
Descriptors: Children, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories
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Tomlinson, Stephen – History of Education, 1997
Reviews the career and contributions of George Combe, an Edinburgh lawyer who proselytized for the cause of using phrenology in education. Although dismissed today as pseudoscience, phrenology (attributing various character traits to specific locations in the brain) was taken seriously as a science during the early 19th century. (MJP)
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Educational Psychology, Educational Theories
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Mclaren, David J. – History of Education, 1996
Discusses the utopian philosophy and related educational practices of the early 19th-century communitarian settlement in New Harmony, Indiana. The settlement failed after several years, due in no small part to the falling out between its two main supporters, Robert Owen and William Maclure. (MJP)
Descriptors: Collective Settlements, Community Characteristics, Community Development, Community Education
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Tomlinson, Stephen – History of Education, 1996
Reviews the contributions and educational philosophy of Herbert Spencer. The 19th-century social philosopher was an advocate of Pestalozzianism, an early form of open education and a precursor to John Dewey's progressive education. Discusses a broad range of educational reform movements and how they influenced Spencer. (MJP)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Educational Psychology
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Adelman, Clem – History of Education, 2000
Argues that Friedrich Froebel used essential principles of Heinrich Pestalozzi, related to pedagogy and curriculum. Investigates two periods when Froebel and Pestalozzi might have conversed to gain information about the other person. Believes that the educational principles of child-centered education originated from Pestalozzi, not Froebel. (CMK)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories
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Richardson, William – History of Education, 1999
Explores the development of the history of education as a field of study in England from 1945 through 1972. Examines the production of published research and teaching in several contexts. Provides background on history of education as a field of study prior to 1945. (CMK)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Foreign Countries
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Richardson, William – History of Education, 1999
Examines the development of the history of education as a field of study in England from 1972-96. Assesses the production of published research and teaching in several contexts: institutional change within higher education, intellectual fashion, distinctive traditions within academic departments of history and education, overseas influences, and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Educational Research
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Manton, Kevin – History of Education, 1997
Examines the work and philosophy of Harry Lowerison, a turn-of-the-century London teacher and socialist. Specifically, recounts his development of the Ruskin School Home, an experimental and communal school for boys and girls. Discusses the school's policies, curriculum, admission requirements, and educational philosophy. Reprints handbills and…
Descriptors: Collective Settlements, Cooperatives, Educational History, Educational Innovation
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Kallaway, Peter – History of Education, 1996
Profiles the contributions of Fred Clarke whose lifelong career in international education focused on the the relationship between politics and education in a democratic context. Specifically addresses Clarke's early work with the development of vocational education in British South Africa, his subsequent disillusionment, and the effect this had…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Democratic Values, Educational Development, Educational History