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Christopher, A. J. – History of Education, 2015
Population censuses record considerable volumes of personal information, which when aggregated and tabulated provide significant insights into national societies. South African censuses have recorded levels of educational attainment since their inception in the mid-nineteenth century, initially measuring literacy and later the level of education…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Racial Segregation, Social Change, Race
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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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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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Katz, Michael B. – History of Education Quarterly, 1976
Explores the emergence of systems of public education in the United States and Canada and outlines the specific responsibilities of education at various periods. Topics include: student and teacher characteristics, the relationship of schools to social reform, educational equality, industrialization, and social mobility. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Industrialization
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Hall, Peter Dobkin – History of Education Quarterly, 1981
Questions why historians of education have been so reluctant to link their work more firmly to social history. As partial answers, suggests that one reason is their discomfort with current models of the development of modern society and the fact that most historians of education pursue their work with an institutional focus rather than a social…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Karier, Clarence H. – History of Education Quarterly, 1979
Examines dominant 20th century liberal philosophy of social and educational reform, discusses research on the topic, criticism engendered, and areas which need more careful and extended inquiry. (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education
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Graebner, William – History of Education Quarterly, 1978
Traces development of pensions for retired teachers from 1891 to the 1930s. Presents excerpts from educational literature and primary sources such as letters and speeches to indicate various attitudes toward salaries, cost of living, financial problems of public school administration, and legislation mandating teacher retirement pay. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Economic Status, Educational History, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
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Cutler, William W., III – History of Education Quarterly, 1989
Discusses the importance of the school building in U.S. education from 1820 to the present. Notes that the schoolhouse became a representation of U.S. cultural values and ideals. Explores how this reverence for the place of learning has affected and been affected by educational change. (KO)
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Planning, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Historiography
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Cohen, Sol – History of Education Quarterly, 1983
Few intellectual and social movements of this century have had so pervasive an influence on the theory and practice of American education as the mental hygiene movement. This movement substantially altered ways of thinking about education, in particular, the school's responsibility for children's personality development. The movement's history is…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Objectives
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Williams, H. G. – History of Education Quarterly, 2000
Examines the relationship between state and inspectorate in Wales by tracing the history of Harry Longueville Jones, the first Her Majesty's Inspectorate (HMI) of Church schools. Considers how he tried to shape an educational system suitable for the needs of Welsh communities. Includes a historical description of Wales. (CMK)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Careers, Cultural Context, 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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Anderson, Robert – History of Education Quarterly, 1985
Elementary, secondary, and higher education enrollment data for Scotland between the 1860s and 1939 are examined, and the structure and development of the Scottish system in the light of some of the general theories of comparative social history of education are discussed. (RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Development, Educational History, Educational Practices
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Perlstein, Daniel – History of Education Quarterly, 1990
Examines the Mississippi Freedom Schools, organized by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) during the 1964 summer, that were designed to empower Black students to transform society. Analyzes the schools' teaching practices based on student experiences and promoting self-discovery and expression. Identifies institutional limits in…
Descriptors: Activism, Black History, Civil Rights, Consciousness Raising
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Openshaw, Roger – History of Education Quarterly, 1980
Characterizes public education in New Zealand during the period 1919-1922 as being influenced by increased instruction in patriotism and systematic monitoring of teacher and pupil loyalty. The reason for the politicization of education was fear of left-wing radicalism in the wake of the Russian revolution. (DB)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational History, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices