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Stearns, Peter N.; Stearns, Clio – History of Education, 2017
This article traces the uses of and attacks on shame in classroom discipline, in the United States, from the nineteenth century to the present. Shame was once routinely used in the classroom. In American society generally, the emotion came under new attack from the early nineteenth century onwards, as demeaning and contrary to human dignity; the…
Descriptors: Educational History, Punishment, Discipline, Classroom Techniques
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Açikgöz, Betül – History of Education, 2017
During the rapidly changing political atmosphere of the 1910s, the practice of sanctioning scholastic knowledge began to be implemented in the yearly selection of textbooks due to political contingencies. The study shows the procedures of approval and disapproval practised by the Grand Council of Education and the Copyright and Translation Office…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Textbooks, Textbook Selection
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Hoare, Lottie – History of Education, 2017
This paper examines controversy concerning the televising of the documentary "This Is the BBC" (1959) and situates the dispute in a wider cultural context of media criticism of Oxford University in particular, and academic educators more generally, in the period 1956-1960. Technological change, increased television ownership and a…
Descriptors: Documentaries, News Reporting, Educational History, Television
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Zounek, Jirí; Šimáne, Michal; Knotová, Dana – History of Education, 2017
This study focuses on the secularisation of society in communist Czechoslovakia (1948-1989) as a process in which primary school teachers played an important role. It aims to describe and explain typical everyday situations in which teachers were forced to fulfil tasks in connection with the Communist Party's politics of secularisation. The text…
Descriptors: Social Systems, Elementary School Teachers, Educational History, Foreign Countries
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Doney, Jonathan; Parker, Stephen G.; Freathy, Rob – History of Education, 2017
This article seeks to exemplify the extent to which oral life history research can enrich existing historiographies of English Religious Education (RE). Findings are reported from interviews undertaken with a sample of key informants involved in designing and/or implementing significant curriculum changes in RE in the 1960s and 1970s. The…
Descriptors: Historiography, Religious Education, Educational History, Oral History
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Hake, Barry J. – History of Education, 2017
This paper examines policy formation on education in the European Economic Community during the early 1970s surrounding the 1973 report For a "Community Policy on Education", known as the Janne Report. It examines Community policy-making processes that gave rise to the Janne Report. The text of the Janne Report is analysed with regard to…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Policy, Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries
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Mueller, Tim – History of Education, 2017
This article examines the responses of former Nazi elite school staff to the pressures of denazification. Teachers of the National Political Education Institutes, known as Napolas for short--boarding schools for the Third Reich's racial elite--were especially affected by the purge of National Socialist supporters from positions of influence, due…
Descriptors: Selective Admission, Political Science, Authoritarianism, Political Attitudes
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Howlett, John – History of Education, 2017
This paper seeks to explore the development, impact and contribution made by the New Ideals in Education conferences, which were held between 1914 and 1937. In particular, it will examine how the group emerged from the English Montessori Society and forged an identity of its own based on the thoughts and ideas of its two major protagonists: Edmond…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Conferences (Gatherings), Montessori Method
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Ayres, Bryan John – History of Education, 2017
The children of navvies were subject to the vagaries of an itinerant lifestyle, and during the latter years of the nineteenth century this invariably affected their relationship with an educational system that mandated compulsory attendance. Based primarily on school records, this article explores the contrasting ways in which teachers perceived…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Urban Schools, Rural Urban Differences, Educational Finance
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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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James, David C.; Davies, Brian – History of Education, 2017
Issues associated with school absenteeism have attracted considerable attention and have long been one of the focal points of government strategies for school improvement. Pupil non-attendance is not a new phenomenon and featured prominently in Her Majesty's Inspectors' reports from 1839. This paper outlines the patterns of and influences on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Attendance, Educational History
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Walsh, Brendan – History of Education, 2017
This article examines the experiences of 27 retired secondary school teachers (respondents) who completed initial teacher education (ITE) courses between 1943 and 1980. The eldest respondent completed ITE in 1943 and the youngest in 1980. The timespan 1943-1980 is not purposeful but dependent on the cohort that volunteered to take part in the…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Secondary School Teachers, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes
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Tsvetkova, Natalia – History of Education, 2017
The paper compares the American and Soviet transformations at Kabul University, Afghanistan, during the 1960s to the 1980s explained in terms of Americanisation and Sovietisation. Using new declassified documents from both American and former Soviet archives, the author reveals that both powers attempted to impose their rival models of university…
Descriptors: Educational History, Universities, Comparative Education, Archives
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Boser, Lukas; Brühwiler, Ingrid – History of Education, 2017
For centuries, Switzerland has been a multilingual country (which currently has no less than four official languages.) Furthermore, one of those languages, German, is characterised by bigraphism (i.e. the coexistence of two different type styles). This article discusses the role played by language and writing systems in the great educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multilingualism, Language Role, Written Language
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Whitehead, Kay – History of Education, 2017
Focusing on British graduates from Gipsy Hill Training College (GHTC) in London, this article illustrates transnational history's concerns with the reciprocal flows of people and ideas within and beyond the British Empire. GHTC's progressive curriculum and culture positioned women teachers as agents of change, and the article highlights the lives…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Educational History, Progressive Education, Change Agents
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