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Woolley, Mary Catherine – History of Education, 2019
In 2018 it is 30 years since the Educational Reform Act of 1988 introduced a National Curriculum to England, Wales and Northern Ireland. This article questions whether this policy became something to be celebrated, commemorated or ignored. The National Curriculum for history has proved contentious in media and academic circles, but the focus has…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Educational History, Educational Policy, History Instruction
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Wedin, Tomas – History of Education, 2017
According to an influential narrative in Swedish educational historiography, the Swedish educational system underwent a drastic change during the 1990s, moving towards a more individualistic and marketised system. Without denying the relevance of this perspective, this article argues that we can trace antecedents to the reforms undertaken in the…
Descriptors: Educational History, Foreign Countries, Politics of Education, Educational Change
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Casalaspi, David – History of Education Quarterly, 2017
The 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was one of the most significant legislative accomplishments in twentieth-century American politics. To date, legislative histories have usually argued that the ESEA's passage was the result of either auspicious political circumstances or the political skill of the Johnson White House.…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Political Attitudes
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Vamos, Agnes – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2018
Through the example of the establishment, functioning, and closing of bilingual schools during the Soviet occupation of Hungary, this paper aims to introduce this segment of public education in Central-Eastern Europe. In the period between 1945 and 1989, the learning of Russian as a compulsory subject was introduced, teaching other languages was…
Descriptors: Hungarian, Language of Instruction, Russian, Bilingual Schools
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Giudici, Anja; Grizelj, Sandra – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2017
By the end of the nineteenth century, the relationship between the state, language and schooling had become extremely close: a state was supposed to be "national," and a real nation was supposed to be monolingual. Following the literature on nation-building, it is because schooling was charged with the task of forming such nations that…
Descriptors: Social Integration, Cultural Pluralism, Foreign Countries, Educational History
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Papakosta, Konstantina – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2017
The reality of Greek education presents a dissension in relation to the global trends regarding the existence and use of a single textbook per school subject. This reality also influences the orientation of education research. Thus, the international trend to study how textbooks affect the uptake of knowledge by the student, which is followed by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History, History Instruction, Compulsory Education
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Kowalczyk, Jamie A. – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2016
This article explores the appearance of new teacher roles within the Italian education discourse, in particular focusing on official and scholarly texts from 1990 to 2015. During the second half of this period, the conceptual borders of two distinct roles, the intercultural teacher and the cultural mediator, begin to blur so that all teachers are…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Teacher Role, Multicultural Education, Cultural Awareness
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Ydesen, Christian; Myers, Kevin – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2016
This article approaches debates about how the history of the post-1945 English welfare state might be written. It argues that professionals' interventions on immigrant children can serve as a prism for understanding the crafting of the modern English welfare state. In this sense the article engages with the narrative concerning the resilience of a…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Welfare Services, Educational History, Foreign Countries
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Padovan-Özdemir, Marta – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2016
Modern welfare states emerged as a response to the social question and were crafted through the educationalisation of society engendering a need for a variety of professionals who could take care of citizens of concern. This article revisits the social question in a post-1970 Danish context of a growing non-western immigrant and refugee population…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Welfare Services, Social Systems, Foreign Countries
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Vinovskis, Maris A. – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2015
Early American historians provided the public and policy-makers with information about US history that provided both entertainment and policy suggestions. As American historians became more professionalised in the early twentieth century, they concentrated more on their own scholarly concerns and less on policy-relevant writings. In recent…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational History, United States History, Historians
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Copeland, Ian – History of Education, 2001
Focuses on the evolution of defining special needs students (SEN) and how they were educated in British classrooms of the 1870-1914 time period. Discusses the Warnock Report, the 1981 Education Act, and other historically relevant documents pertaining to SEN. Concludes that pragmatism and educational policy have historically traveled in…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Baker, Gordon – History of Education, 2001
Focuses on the 1870 British Education Act's impact on English and Welsh schools. Discusses three philosophical and political collaborators involved in the 1870 Act: William Edward Forester, Earl de Grey of Ripon, and Henry Austin Bruce. Concludes that they significantly impacted the 1860s education initiatives as well as the Education Act. (KDR)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy
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Roderick, Gordon W. – History of Education, 2001
Discusses the Aberdare Committee created to remedy shortcomings arising from a non-intervention policy in Welsh secondary education, eminating from the 1881 Report of the Committee on Intermedicate and Higher Education (Wales). Focuses on three commissions: the Caredon, Taunton, and Devonshire. Discusses the committee outcomes regarding English…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Schilling, Donald G. – History of Education Quarterly, 1980
Examines the multidimensional, complex, and dynamic role of educational policy by examining its formation from 1928 to 1934. Concludes that educational policy needs to be understood as an unsettled and changing set of responses by government to the continual interaction among men, forces, ideas, and institutions. (Author/KC)
Descriptors: African History, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Policy
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Fultz, Michael – History of Education Quarterly, 1995
Examines the contradictory and often negative assessment of black teachers in the pre-World War II South by black leaders and civil rights advocates. Black leaders criticized teachers for being at best, poorly trained, and at worst, willing tools of socialized oppression. Asserts that the teachers performed well under difficult conditions. (MJP)
Descriptors: Black Community, Black Education, Black History, Black Leadership
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