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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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Mayer, Christine – History of Education, 2018
Late 19th-century Germany was shaped by industrialisation, technological progress, and urbanisation. Crises of modernisation resulted in a widespread criticism of civilisation that provided ground for the rise of numerous reform movements in various social contexts. They reacted to crises of their time by questioning established conventions,…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Athletics, Dance, Cultural Context
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De Gabriel, Narciso – History of Education, 2018
This article aims to analyse the disciplinary procedures brought against public schoolteachers in Galicia from 1859 until 1910. The article starts with the presentation of the legal basis for the government inquiries and the administrative framework in which they were implemented. Following is an examination of the evolution of the inquiries, the…
Descriptors: Social Control, Conflict of Interest, Professional Identity, Public School Teachers
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Holowchak, M. Andrew – History of Education, 2018
Because of the political reforms demanded by his political philosophy, Jefferson was always focused on instantiating a "system" of education to edify all persons according to their needs and to prevent those governing at every level from lusting after power and fame instead of governing in pursuance of the interests of the general…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational History, Change Agents, Universities
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Sherman, Taylor C. – History of Education, 2018
After independence India's leaders committed the country to democracy with universal franchise and to pursuing a socialistic pattern of society. As part of these interlocking projects, it was widely recognised that India's educational systems needed reform. However, with scarce resources, Indian policy-makers faced the dilemma of whether to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Educational Development, Educational Policy
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Grosvenor, Ian; Van Gorp, Angelo – History of Education, 2018
'New people create new buildings, but new buildings also create New people', so wrote the German art critic Fritz Wichhert in "The New Building: Art as Educator" in 1928. The social and psychological legacy of the First World War was deeply profound and affected how people thought about the future. Children were seen to symbolise a new…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Facilities Design, Architecture, Foreign Countries
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Malcolm, David – History of Education, 2018
In 1973 the national conference of the National Union of Students (NUS) voted to campaign for gay rights, making NUS the first national organisation in the UK to make such a public commitment. Using archive material, this article outlines how NUS came to this decision, and the initial challenges it faced in taking up this work. It explains that…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Civil Rights, Activism, Advocacy
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Ku, Hsiao-Yuh – History of Education, 2018
Shena Simon (1883-1972), a leading English socialist and educationist, actively called for the reform of secondary education in the 1930s and 1940s in order to bring the ideal of 'equality of opportunity' into the English educational system. This paper explores the continuity and changes in Simon's proposed reforms in relation to her ideals of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Social Justice, Social Change
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Hillas, Sarah – History of Education, 2018
To date no major study exists on the impact of the Great Famine on patterns of participation in superior education in Ireland, or on the impact of superior education on the life courses and inheritance potential of boys from small farming families. This paper provides a historical analysis and interpretation of patterns of participation in…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Case Studies, Rural Areas, Agricultural Occupations
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Rury, John L.; Rife, Aaron Tyler – History of Education, 2018
Opportunity hoarding is a sociological concept first introduced by Charles Tilly. This article explores its utility for historians by examining efforts to exclude different groups of people in a major American metropolis during the 1960s and seventies. This was a period of significant social change, as the racial composition of big city schools…
Descriptors: Race, Social Change, African American History, African American Students
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Rõuk, Vadim; van der Walt, Johannes L.; Wolhuter, Charl C. – History of Education, 2018
This article examines how education unfolded as a science in Estonia in the period 1944-1991, i.e. from the second Soviet occupation to the fall of the USSR. Historical analysis of the way prominent scholars and institutions succeeded in overcoming the adverse conditions of that period is conducted by viewing their respective contributions through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Social Influences, Foreign Policy
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Canales, Antonio Fco. – History of Education, 2018
This article aims to question the widely accepted idea that female university students in Spain have, in the past, tended to opt for degrees in the field of humanities. Based on an analysis of the official statistics that are currently available, the paper demonstrates that Spanish female university students showed a clear preference for…
Descriptors: Womens Education, Gender Differences, Educational History, Equal Education
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Iwashita, Akira – History of Education, 2018
This article explores the process of the formation of "the National Society for Promoting the Education of the Poor in the Principles of the Established Church" through focusing on disagreements amongst its promoters. It demonstrates that a discrepancy existed in the opinions of Anglican promoters concerning what an Anglican national…
Descriptors: Churches, Educational History, National Organizations, Educational Policy
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Kvam, Vegard – History of Education, 2018
The history of Scandinavian social welfare services is a well-established field of research. Numerous studies have examined the principles and consequences of poor laws and criminal legislation with respect to various social groups, the emergence of child-rescue institutions and their activities. The socio-political function of education…
Descriptors: Educational History, Welfare Services, Educational Legislation, 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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