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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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Cunningham, Peter – History of Education, 2019
Visual images played an increasing role in professional discourse and in popular and political debate about progressive education over a century or more. In the early 1900s photography was adopted by some progressive texts to convey new ideas illustrated by practice. This paper highlights an iconic example: John and Evelyn Dewey's celebrated…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Progressive Education, Educational Philosophy, Imagery
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Pichugina, Victoria; Bezrogov, Vitaly – History of Education, 2017
This article considers the oeuvre of Xenophon (c.430-354 bc) as providing an insight into the concept of "care of the self" in Greek education. In many of his works the leading characters are men who take care of themselves through education. Addressing the theme of "fathers and sons," Xenophon aimed to show that "care of…
Descriptors: Family Relationship, Parent Child Relationship, Mentors, Guidelines
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Anastasiou, Dimitris; Iliadou-Tachou, Sophia; Harisi, Antonia – History of Education, 2015
This study focuses on the contribution of Emmanuel Lambadarios to special education in Greece in the early twentieth century. It examines Lambadarios's involvement in special education, culminating in the establishment of the "Model Special School of Athens" (PESA), the first public special education school for children with intellectual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Hygiene, Teaching Methods, Educational History
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Christou, Theodore Michael – History of Education, 2013
This article examines educational rhetoric in Ontario, Canada, during the Great Depression. It notes how the government, through the Annual Reports of the Minister of Education, and the College of Education, through its journal, "The School," espoused themes of social efficiency regarding educational ideas and policies. The Depression…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Periodicals, Educational History, Educational Policy
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Read, Jane – History of Education, 2013
This article explores how infant school reform took hold in London's schools from the 1890s to the 1930s through examination of the work of two Froebelian head teachers, Elizabeth Mary Shaw and Frances Emily Roe. In contrast to teacher-led rote-learning methods and rigid discipline they implemented play-based activities drawing on children's…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Leadership, Play
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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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Bloomfield, Anne – History of Education, 2005
Martina Bergman-Osterberg came to London from Sweden versed in the theory and practice of Swedish gymnastics as taught by Per Henrik Ling (1776-1881), and introduced his system into British schools, first while working for the London School Board and subsequently by establishing the Dartford College of Physical Training. This paper examines the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Educational History, Educational Philosophy
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Bottoms, Janet – History of Education, 2004
Although William Godwin's place in the radical movements of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries is recognized, relatively little attention has been given to his contribution to educational debate and praxis in the same period. Godwin shared with many of his contemporaries ideas drawn from Locke, Hartley and Rousseau, and was…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Teaching Methods
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Elliott, Paul – History of Education, 2004
Given the prominence in Victorian society of some of William George Spencer's pupils, his development of an extended curriculum for both sexes, and the fact that his textbook on inventional geometry was considered to be the most Pestalozzian published in England, he remains a remarkably undervalued figure in the history of education. Despite a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Philosophy, Educational Development, Educational History