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Caroli, Dorena – History of Education, 2019
The purpose of this article is to outline the evolution of biology education in Soviet schools in the 1920s and 1930s. After some introductory consideration of the ideological changes taking place in the field of genetics that impacted on the teaching of science and led to botany being favoured over biology in schools, the first part outlines the…
Descriptors: Social Systems, Educational History, Botany, Science Instruction
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Walsh, Brendan – History of Education, 2017
This article examines the experiences of 27 retired secondary school teachers (respondents) who completed initial teacher education (ITE) courses between 1943 and 1980. The eldest respondent completed ITE in 1943 and the youngest in 1980. The timespan 1943-1980 is not purposeful but dependent on the cohort that volunteered to take part in the…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Secondary School Teachers, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes
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Selwyn, Neil – History of Education, 2013
This paper examines the emergence of schools "micro-computing" in the UK between 1977 and 1984--a period of significant educational, technological and political change. During this time, computing developed rapidly from a niche activity in a few select schools to the state subsidized purchasing of a "computer in every school"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interviews, Educational Policy, Intervention
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Elliott, Paul; Daniels, Stephen – History of Education, 2010
The conservativeness of Georgian grammar schools used to be emphasised; however, as the case of geography teaching shows, this picture is complex with the growth of British trade and empire and the requirements of polite society and culture fostering a demand for "modern" subjects. Drawing on work in the history of education, Georgian…
Descriptors: Educational History, Geography, Government School Relationship, Teaching Methods
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Lohmann, Ingrid; Mayer, Christine – History of Education, 2008
The development of pedagogical science in eighteenth-century Germany unfolded in close connection with the emergence of the modern bourgeoisie and its emancipation from a still absolutist society. While social and political structures in Britain and France were changed by revolutions, the relative weakness of the German bourgeoisie led to the…
Descriptors: Rhetoric, Anthropology, Foreign Countries, English Instruction
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Lawn, Martin; Grosvenor, Ian – History of Education, 2001
Ponders questions arising from items of obsolete technology found stored in an obscure part of the Prince Albert Junior and Infant School, Aston, Birmingham (England) school building. Explores how historical debris can bring the past into the present to provide insight into past teacher experiences, working practices, and culture. (MER)
Descriptors: Built Environment, Educational Change, Educational History, Foreign Countries