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Gianoutsos, Jamie – History of Education, 2019
This article offers the first modern explication of the educational writings of Charles Hoole (1610-1667), arguing that his writings offer significant insight into the educational aims and methods of school instructors in seventeenth-century England. From attending to the needs of slow learners, to promoting learning games, to emphasising that…
Descriptors: Educational History, Foreign Countries, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy
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Larsson, Esbjörn – History of Education, 2016
This article investigates the economic aspects of monitorial education in Sweden during the 1820s. In contrast to previous research, which has often emphasised monitorial education as a cheap method of education, this article shows that this was rarely the case. Monitorial education could in fact lead to increased costs, especially during the…
Descriptors: Educational History, Costs, Economic Factors, Foreign Countries
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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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Wylie, Caitlin Donahue – History of Education, 2012
The blackboard, a useful teaching tool in nineteenth-century England, was transformed into a teaching necessity in the decades following 1870, when the Education Acts made school free and mandatory for all children. The resulting huge population of schoolchildren inspired the development of teaching techniques appropriate for large-group learning.…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Chalkboards, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Brehony, Kevin J. – History of Education, 2000
Considers the effects of those who wanted to minimize classroom teaching in elementary schools, infant schools and infant departments. Explores the ideas of Maria Montessori, the debate between whole-class methods and individualized instruction, grouping students by ability, and the notion of individualism. (CMK)
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Educational History, Educational Strategies, Elementary Education
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Thody, Angela M. – History of Education, 1994
Utilizing primary sources, the article reconstructs the typical day of a 19th-century English headteacher. The headteacher's myriad duties included classroom management, school administration, and building maintenance. Concludes with a comparison between 19th-century education management and current practices. (MJP)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Educational History, Educational Research, Elementary Education