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Hof, Barbara – History of Education, 2018
After the Sputnik shock of 1957, the United States initiated education reform, based in part on the hope that technology could facilitate efficient school learning. This development was largely driven by the confrontation between the eastern and western Blocs: on both sides of the Iron Curtain, reformists promoted educational technology for the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Educational History, Teaching Methods, 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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Clark, Penney; Knights, Wayne – History of Education, 2013
Educational publishing sits at the intersection of industry, culture and education. Pedagogical aims must be balanced with the need for publishers to make a profit, while also acknowledging Canadian national identity and culture. The events of central interest are related to the tensions between two publishers' associations in the wake of the…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Publishing Industry, Foreign Countries, Educational History
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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