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Rothmüller, Barbara – History of Education, 2019
Comprehensive approaches to sex education emphasise an integration of the mind and the body via emotions. Drawing on the historiographical shift towards the study of emotions, this paper explores cognitive, bodily and emotional dimensions of sexuality education and social relations. By analysing the institutionalisation of sex education in…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Sexuality, Human Body, Emotional Response
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Somogyvári, Lajos – History of Education, 2019
The subject of this article is a definite shift in socialist pedagogy: the implementation of polytechnic education in the late 1950s. First, the Soviet model is presented, then the analysis of its Hungarian introduction shows the decision-making process thoroughly, from the first steps in February 1958 to the publication of the 'Principles' in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Politics of Education, Decision Making, Technical Education
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Furuhagen, Björn; Holmén, Janne; Säntti, Janne – History of Education, 2019
There are many similarities between the Nordic countries of Sweden and Finland, but they have made different decisions regarding their teacher-education policies. This article focuses on how the objectives of teacher education, particularly the vision of the ideal teacher, have changed in Sweden and Finland in the period after the Second World…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Educational Change, Politics of Education
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Chandra, Gautam; Mishra, Veerendra Kumar; Pranjali – History of Education, 2018
In light of the focus placed on English education by the colonial government, and the petition signed by 70,000 local inhabitants of the Madras Presidency, Lord John Elphinstone, the Governor, made efforts to disseminate English education during his governorship (1837-1842). Spurred on by the petition, Elphinstone wrote two fundamental educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Educational Development, High Schools
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Holowchak, M. Andrew – History of Education, 2018
Because of the political reforms demanded by his political philosophy, Jefferson was always focused on instantiating a "system" of education to edify all persons according to their needs and to prevent those governing at every level from lusting after power and fame instead of governing in pursuance of the interests of the general…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational History, Change Agents, Universities
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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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Ku, Hsiao-Yuh – History of Education, 2018
Shena Simon (1883-1972), a leading English socialist and educationist, actively called for the reform of secondary education in the 1930s and 1940s in order to bring the ideal of 'equality of opportunity' into the English educational system. This paper explores the continuity and changes in Simon's proposed reforms in relation to her ideals of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Social Justice, Social Change
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Kvam, Vegard – History of Education, 2018
The history of Scandinavian social welfare services is a well-established field of research. Numerous studies have examined the principles and consequences of poor laws and criminal legislation with respect to various social groups, the emergence of child-rescue institutions and their activities. The socio-political function of education…
Descriptors: Educational History, Welfare Services, Educational Legislation, Foreign Countries
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Nguyen, Chinh Duc – History of Education, 2018
This study explores the political impact on English-language education in the historical context of Vietnam in the 1980-1990 period. Based on data collected from three participants' narratives concerning their experience of learning English, the study indicates that English-language education, at that time, embraced a wide range of political…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Açikgöz, Betül – History of Education, 2017
During the rapidly changing political atmosphere of the 1910s, the practice of sanctioning scholastic knowledge began to be implemented in the yearly selection of textbooks due to political contingencies. The study shows the procedures of approval and disapproval practised by the Grand Council of Education and the Copyright and Translation Office…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Textbooks, Textbook Selection
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Suwignyo, Agus – History of Education, 2017
This paper examines United States-Indonesian cooperation in the training of Indonesian teachers during the early decades of the Cold War. Indonesia badly needed teachers but the government's efforts to train new teachers were hampered by the tremendous lack of teachers who could train new teachers. The aid provided by the United States enabled the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, International Cooperation, Educational History
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Wedin, Tomas – History of Education, 2017
According to an influential narrative in Swedish educational historiography, the Swedish educational system underwent a drastic change during the 1990s, moving towards a more individualistic and marketised system. Without denying the relevance of this perspective, this article argues that we can trace antecedents to the reforms undertaken in the…
Descriptors: Educational History, Foreign Countries, Politics of Education, Educational Change
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Fleming, Brian; Harford, Judith – History of Education, 2016
In 1831, the British Government decided to become directly involved in the provision of elementary education in Ireland, a country over which it then had jurisdiction. By European standards of the time this was a highly unusual step. A number of scholars have interrogated the factors that led to this outcome as well as the role played by various…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Elementary Education, Politics of Education
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Scott-Brown, Sophie – History of Education, 2016
The History Workshop movement took its stance on the democratisation of history making, becoming notorious for its exuberant gatherings and impassioned "histories from below". At the centre of the early Workshop was the British historian Raphael Samuel, who has been described as the personification of its intellectual and ethical…
Descriptors: Workshops, Educational History, Change Agents, Intellectual History
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Dolatkhah, Mats; Hampson Lundh, Anna – History of Education, 2016
This study investigates reading activities in Swedish primary school classrooms during the late 1960s. Sound and video recordings of 223 Swedish lessons held between 1967 and 1969 are used to analyse the activity of reading as taught and performed. The results indicate that the practice of informational reading, often based on finding…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Programs, Elementary Education, Classroom Observation Techniques
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