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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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Eggermont, Betty – History of Education, 2001
Focuses on the choreography of schooling and the social interactions between teacher and student. Draws upon evidential data samples of primary teachers during the 1880s and 1930s noted in Belgium educational reviews. Concludes there was a transition from 1880s teacher-is-master classroom to a conforming 1930s educator-mentor role. (MER)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational History, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries
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Gelade, Susan – History of Education, 1999
Focuses on the "E Course," a teacher recruitment and training program from Australia's colonial education delivery in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Discusses the context of post-war education in PNG. Explores the E Course program addressing issues such as the experience of E course teachers and the syllabus. (CMK)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Educational History, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries
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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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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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Limond, David – History of Education, 1999
Provides descriptions of two books written by Alexander Sutherland Neill: "A Dominie's Log" and "Dominie Dismissed." Considers the nature of the Dominie books as fact or fiction, looking at rhetoric and the controversy of the nature of Scottish schooling. Explores the influence Neill had on Scottish historians' writings. (CMK)
Descriptors: Authors, Books, Educational History, Elementary Education
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Meadmore, Peter – History of Education, 1999
Examines women teachers who taught in one-teacher schools in Queensland, Australia, from 1920-50. Discusses the research and provides a historical context. Focuses on topics such as teaching as a career, women teachers and marriage, unequal pay, and living conditions of women teachers. (CMK)
Descriptors: Careers, Educational History, Educational Research, Elementary Education
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Edwards, Elizabeth – History of Education, 1993
Compares the experience of 3 women's training colleges in Great Britain during the first half of the 20th century. Concludes that the training college culture, with its combination of individual enrichment and collective stagnation, is important to the history feminism. (CFR)
Descriptors: Educational History, Elementary Education, Females, Femininity
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Cook, Lorainne A. – History of Education, 1997
Attempts a comprehensive investigation into the impact of nonconformity on the development of elementary education in Swansea, Wales, between 1851 and 1900. Nonconformity was a dissenting strand of English Protestant theology popular among the working class. Recounts the early efforts of the nonconformists in establishing Sunday schools. (MJP)
Descriptors: Educational History, Elementary Education, Ethnicity, Foreign Countries