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Freeman, Mark – History of Education, 2002
Describes the establishment of British educational settlements, how they differed from better known social settlements, and how emphasis on education and non-residence set them apart from older institutions. Discusses the relationship of educational settlements among existing adult education facilities and Quaker colleges. (KDR)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Commuter Colleges, Educational History, Educational Research
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Marsden, William E. – History of Education, 2000
Explores the evidence of nationalism, propaganda, and the treatment of war and peace in the school curriculum and textbooks within four countries during the end of the nineteenth century and beginning of the twentieth century: (1) Britain; (2) France; (3) Germany; and (4) the United States. (CMK)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Content Analysis, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education
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Limond, David – History of Education, 2000
Explores issues related to teachering experiences during World War II within Scotland specifically and in Britain generally. Focuses on issues that arise from a case study in a Scottish town during the early war years. Addresses the teachers' role related to keeping national morale in wartime. (CMK)
Descriptors: Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Daglish, Neil – History of Education, 1998
Reviews the role of Christopher Addison, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education, in the reform of British educational policy during the early twentieth century. Explains that in 1914 Addison developed a scheme to resolve the problems facing the post-compulsory education sector in order to help the economy. (CMK)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Economic Factors, Educational Change, Educational Objectives
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Marsden, William E. – History of Education, 1998
Compares the development of conservation education in North America and Britain. Reports that the focus of British conservation education was on preserving the countryside, while the United States focused on protecting natural resources. Finds that a major difference was that the label of 'conservation education' did not appear in Britain. (CMK)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Values, Citizenship Education, Comparative Analysis, Conservation Education
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Grosvenor, Ian – History of Education, 1999
Presents questions about the nature of national identity and the role of education in its formation. Explores four texts from the middle and late 20th century. Offers reflections on the problems and possibilities in exploring national identity. Concludes with a discussion of national identity and education in the future. (CMK)
Descriptors: Blacks, Educational History, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
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Whitehead, Clive – History of Education, 1993
Rejects Kilemi Mwiria's contention that the primary goal of the educational system in colonial Kenya was to deliberately prepare Africans for subjugation and subordination. Contends that the British government did not have the funds to support expansion or improvement of the African educational system. (CFR)
Descriptors: Capitalism, Colonialism, Educational Finance, Educational History
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Marsden, W. E. – History of Education, 1993
Discusses the changing role of religion studies in British education as a result of the National Curriculum. Maintains that the interdisciplinary curriculum development has been politicized by the government and the Church of England. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational History
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Harber, Clive – History of Education, 1993
Describes Namibian educational history from 1890 to the present. Discusses the political and military struggle for independence and the challenges of building an educational system consistent with democratic values. (CFR)
Descriptors: African Culture, African History, Apartheid, Blacks
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Gosden, Peter – History of Education, 1989
Examines the extent to which World War II brought about changes in how the British government and interested citizens perceived the role of the central education department. Provides an overview of the shifts in functions that have served to define the central government's position in the British educational system. (KO)
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Research, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
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Whitehead, Clive – History of Education, 1989
Traces changing attitudes in the British Colonial Office toward education in the colonies during and after World War II. Argues that the loose consensus of agreement concerning education that existed between the government and the colonial officials was radically changed by the appointment of Andrew Cohen, Assistant Under-Secretary of State. (KO)
Descriptors: Colonialism, Educational History, Educational Research, Educational Trends
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Johnson, Richard – History of Education, 1989
Examines the impact of "Thatcherism" on education. Evaluates both pre and post 1980s British public education. Discusses the philosophy underlying the Baker Act. Concludes that these policies fail to tackle the limits of British education, slow the modernization of curriculum, and lead to limited access to education for specific groups.…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Conservatism, Curriculum Development, Educational Legislation
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Purvis, June – History of Education, 1989
Refutes some issues concerning women in nineteenth century England. Among these are the idea that class, not sex, was the key dimension of oppression; that the lack of educational opportunity of any sort was the central problem; and that in education provided by radicals, women were equal. (KO)
Descriptors: Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Foreign Countries
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Gomersall, Meg – History of Education, 1989
Offers a response to Keith Flett's criticism of a previous article dealing with nineteenth century women's education. More fully develops arguments against the theories of oppression as a class issue rather than one of sex, the lack of educational opportunity for women, and the more equal approach of working class radicals to the education of…
Descriptors: Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Foreign Countries
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Gomersall, Meg – History of Education, 1988
Examines the extent to which the schooling experiences of working class girls and boys differed between 1800 and 1870. Focuses on the most apparent differences, such as access to schooling, curriculum, and standards of achievement. (GEA)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Curriculum, Educational Development, Educational History
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