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Mooney, Christopher – History of Education: The Journal of the History of Education Society, 1997
Gives a detailed examination of classical education in New South Wales prior to 1850. Describes how the emphasis on teaching the classical tradition, prevalent in British educational institutions, ensured its presence in the new colonial schools, but not with the same priority due to the need for more utilitarian subjects. (DSK)
Descriptors: Classical Literature, Colonialism, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development
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Dunstan, John – History of Education: The Journal of the History of Education Society, 1997
Begins with a brief summary of contemporary thought about, and developments in, coeducation and the overlapping topic of girls' schooling in 19th-century Russia. Makes references to, and comparisons with, contemporary debates in England and the United States. Concludes by discussing developments in coeducation in the Stalinist period. (DSK)
Descriptors: Coeducation, Comparative Education, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education
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Chessum, Lorna – History of Education: The Journal of the History of Education Society, 1997
Recounts some experiences of African-Caribbean children in Leicester (England) schools in the 1960s and 1970s. Argues that these can be understood in relation to cultural attitudes and the policies of the Local Education Authority, which were, in turn, related to government policies of the time. (DSK)
Descriptors: Blacks, Curriculum Development, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Daglish, Neil – History of Education: The Journal of the History of Education Society, 1998
Seeks to redress the imbalance in the clerical division of the British Board of Education. Provides a unique "bottom-up" view of the Board's structure and functions and reflects the contentious employment issues, in particular class, faced by the Civil Service as a whole during the time of the Selby-Bigge affair. (CMK)
Descriptors: Administrator Selection, Boards of Education, Clerical Workers, Elementary Secondary Education
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Watts, Ruth – History of Education: The Journal of the History of Education Society, 1998
Examines the work of 18th-century educational reformer Anna Barbauld. Traces her links to other radical reform circles including the dissenting academy of Warrington, radical circles in East Anglia, Stoke Newington, the publisher Joseph Johnson, and Joseph and Mary Priestly. Discusses the impact of these groups on early 19th-century education.…
Descriptors: Biographies, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational History
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Bayley, Susan N. – History of Education: The Journal of the History of Education Society, 1998
Discusses the English Reform Movement of the 1880s and 1890s that attempted to revolutionize methods of modern language instruction by teaching them as living languages. Presents precedents of the Reform Movement, its principles and proponents, reactions to Reform methods, and the impact of the Reform Movement on schools. (DSK)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, European History
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Simon, Joan – History of Education: The Journal of the History of Education Society, 1988
Traces the progress of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge's (England) charity school movement in the early eighteenth century and its shift from promotion of catechistical instruction to putting children to work in workhouses that served to banish idleness and beggary. (GEA)
Descriptors: Child Labor, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education
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Prophet, Bob; Hodson, Derek – History of Education: The Journal of the History of Education Society, 1988
Traces the changing aims of science education in England from the early nineteenth century through the recent Schools Council Integrated Science Project (SCISP). Proposes that the way in which school science is perceived today is socially constructed. Considers how selection of curriculum occurs and how it is presented to the learner. (GEA)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Development, Elementary Secondary Education
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Humble, N. J. – History of Education: The Journal of the History of Education Society, 1988
Discusses how athleticism was used to imbue qualities of patriotism, manliness, courage, obedience, and physical fitness in British middle- and upper-class boys during the 1870s. Examines the idea of whether the ideology of athleticism contributed to various London schools moving from the inner-city to the suburbs in 1897 and 1902. (GEA)
Descriptors: Athletics, Boarding Schools, Curriculum Design, Educational Change
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Duffy, Brendan – History of Education: The Journal of the History of Education Society, 1998
Examines educational preferences of workers in England's North-East coal mining districts in the late 19th-century. Contrasts views of worker preferences represented in the memoirs of socialist labor organizers with the preferences recorded in votes of working-class members of local school boards. Finds a strong conservatism in many areas of…
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Boards of Education, Conservatism, Educational History