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Brühwiler, Ingrid – History of Education, 2015
As a neutral and multilingual country, Switzerland struggled with major domestic political conflicts during the First World War due to the two cultures of the French-speaking and German-speaking parts of the country. The divided cultural loyalties ("fossé moral", "Röstigraben"), consisting of Swiss-Germans supporting Germany…
Descriptors: Risk, War, Conflict, Multilingualism
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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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Christen, Richard S. – History of Education, 2001
Discusses the development of the British educational system and perceptions of teacher's classroom roles. Focuses on pedagogical teaching methods of 17th century English character literature in character education development. Concludes that this era of teachers demonstrated an interest in the complexities of the learning process. (KDR)
Descriptors: Character Education, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Research
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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