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Hultén, Magnus – History of Education, 2016
In research on the development of a nineteenth-century "science for the people", initiatives by scientists or people well-trained in science has been emphasised, while the writings, roles and initiatives of elementary teachers are normally just mentioned in passing. In this study the development of nineteenth-century elementary science…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Science, Textbooks, Interprofessional Relationship
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Hoskins, Kate; Smedley, Sue – History of Education, 2016
Drawing on life-history interview data collected as part of a research project funded by the Froebel Trust, this paper explores the family backgrounds and educational experiences reported by nine women who attended Froebel College located in London in the United Kingdom (UK), in the 1950s and 1960s. Informed by Bourdieu's theories of habitus and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Experience, Womens Education, Educational History
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McCulloch, Gary – History of Education, 2016
Fifty years after the production of Circular 10/65, which confirmed comprehensive education as the national policy for secondary education in England and Wales, it is possible to trace the idea of comprehensive education from the 1940s to the 1960s, to understand the position of the Labour Party in its development, and to assess the nature of the…
Descriptors: Political Attitudes, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational History
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Scott-Brown, Sophie – History of Education, 2016
The History Workshop movement took its stance on the democratisation of history making, becoming notorious for its exuberant gatherings and impassioned "histories from below". At the centre of the early Workshop was the British historian Raphael Samuel, who has been described as the personification of its intellectual and ethical…
Descriptors: Workshops, Educational History, Change Agents, Intellectual History
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Simon-Martin, Meritxell – History of Education, 2016
English painter Barbara Bodichon received a dynamic home education, consisting of engaging lessons, reading sessions, family discussions, sketching excursions, and trips at home and abroad. As an adult, Bodichon led a nomadic life, living between Algeria and England and travelling across Europe and America. Seeking to unpack travelling and travel…
Descriptors: Artists, Educational Philosophy, Individual Development, Travel
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Mincu, Monica E. – History of Education, 2016
This article engages with the influence of Soviet educational models and Western European contacts, mediated by historical institutional and cultural legacies in producing specifically Eastern educational variants. A first level of analysis will identify the reasons behind the emergence of these variations. A second and higher level of analysis…
Descriptors: Social Systems, Models, Educational History, Comparative Education
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Beauvais, Clementine – History of Education, 2016
This paper explores the trend, between 1905 and the late 1920s in UK and US child psychology, of "discovering," labelling and calculating different "ages" in children. Those new "ages"--from mental to emotional, social, anatomical ages, and more--were understood as either replacing, or meaningfully related to,…
Descriptors: Educational History, Child Psychology, Child Development, Intelligence Tests
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Norlin, Björn – History of Education, 2016
This paper uses a specific phenomenon of early-modern education in Sweden, the school jail, as a point of departure for a broader analysis of educational policy in the areas of discipline and moral instruction. The paper demonstrates how the jail evolved as a part of a wider network of objects, pedagogical technologies and social routines in this…
Descriptors: Educational History, Discipline Policy, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Seltenreich, Yair – History of Education, 2016
"Children of Our Future" was a short essay published in 1929 in the Hebrew Teachers' Association jubilee book. It boldly claimed that future offspring of European Jews in Palestine were all fatally doomed due to the degenerative characteristics of the local climate. Such concepts stood in clear opposition to the dream of creating a…
Descriptors: Jews, Cultural Education, Climate, Ecology
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Mariuzzo, Andrea – History of Education, 2016
This paper, largely based on new, previously unused documents from US archives, considers the consultancy group financed by the Ford Foundation in 1960 to support the school reforms the Italian Minister of Education Giuseppe Medici was promoting. The group was headed by James Bryant Conant, and its evaluations were based on principles of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, International Relations, Change Strategies
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Ris, Ethan W. – History of Education, 2016
How did the undergraduate college rapidly position itself as the gateway to middle-class US employment between 1880 and 1920? This article attempts to explain one part of that process. Drawing on Weberian organisational theory, transnational intellectual history and case studies of three institutions, it identifies hierarchy as a defining aspect…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Middle Class, Social Mobility, Educational Attainment
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Irish, Tomás – History of Education, 2016
In 1924 the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace published a volume investigating the teaching of school history in former belligerent states in Europe. The project sought to reconcile former enemies through mutual understanding and educational exchange and reflected a widely held belief that although the military conflict had finished, its…
Descriptors: Peace, Educational History, Teaching Methods, History Instruction
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Palmer, Amy – History of Education, 2016
This article analyses early years education policy in England from 1918 to 1972, applying the theoretical ideas of John Kingdon. Throughout this period, the educational needs of young children were a low political priority, but they did occasionally rise on the agenda. When the issue gained prominence, politicians considered two key policy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nursery Schools, Educational Policy, Educational History
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Clarke, Marie – History of Education, 2016
A challenge for historians of education is to explain the ways in which the development of education has been a gendered process. The literature tends to focus on primary and secondary schools; the role played by religious orders; the experiences of female teachers; ideological influences on curriculum; and the preparation of young girls for their…
Descriptors: Females, Educational History, Educational Policy, Social Class
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van Rinsum, Henk; Koops, Willem – History of Education, 2016
The early history of Utrecht University (founded 1636) reflects an emerging public sphere (Habermas's "bürgerliche öffentlichkeit") of a major town in the Netherlands. This public sphere was a contested field among the different groups establishing and administering the university: university professors, town magistrates and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Catholics, Churches, Philosophy
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