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Evans, Stephen – History of Education, 2008
This article examines the attitudes of the colonial and metropolitan governments towards the promotion of English-language education on Hong Kong Island between 1842 and 1860. The study, which draws on a range of unpublished primary sources, was conducted in response to Whitehead's recent call for detailed case studies of colonial education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Foreign Policy
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Pitcock, Ronald L. – Written Communication, 2000
Explores literacy sponsorship at an academy that schooled young Native American men near Lexington, Kentucky in the early 19th century. Presents case studies based on the correspondence of two advanced students who turned their literacy lessons toward a critique of their living and learning conditions. Notes the students embraced liberatory…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, American Indians, Case Studies
Kempfer, Homer; Wood, William R. – Office of Education, Federal Security Agency, 1952
Throughout the United States today schools and community colleges are putting greater emphasis than ever before upon adult education. Obvious reasons for this include the manpower demands of national defense, the spreading desire for educational upgrading, and the impact of technological change upon the daily lives of millions of workers. For each…
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Community Colleges, Best Practices, Public Education
Watts, Elizabeth A. – 1989
For 10 months in 1929-30, subscribers to "The McCook (Nebraska) Daily Gazette" (a daily newspaper serving 33 towns in southwestern Nebraska and northwestern Kansas) received their newspapers via air delivery with "The Newsboy," a Curtis Robin cabin monoplane. In an age when over-the-road travel was difficult and air travel was…
Descriptors: Air Transportation, Case Studies, Entrepreneurship, Newspapers
Moss, Logan – 1989
Both educational policy and philosophy in New Zealand have been heavily influenced by the ideas and practices of other countries, particularly those of the United States. The U.S. idea of social efficiency, which became a central concern of New Zealand's educational policy makers in the 1920s, holds a prominent place in the history of education in…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Educational Policy
Rillero, Peter – 1993
The object teaching revolution challenged the 19th century American education practices of learning by rote memorization and relying on the textbook and teacher for knowledge. The American version of object teaching evolved from Pestalozzi's educational philosophy of "Arschauung," which refers to learning from direct concrete…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Demonstrations (Educational), Educational Change, Educational Philosophy
Paulston, Rolland G.; Rippberger, Susan – 1990
This study examines a Nicaraguan educational reform movement, initiated at universities located in Managua and Leon, which sought to promote social and economic change and the practical use of the natural sciences at the undergraduate college level. The study identifies major stakeholders in these science reform efforts and their diverse…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Developing Nations, Economic Change, Foreign Countries
Moyle, Colin – 1989
A historical overview and analysis of the decentralization process in Victoria, Australia, is the purpose of this paper. The case study illustrates the impact of conflict between political and administrative agendas on attempts to implement the government-initiated policy decision. The current two-tiered system is composed of central and local…
Descriptors: Administrative Change, Case Studies, Community Control, Community Involvement
Chakroff, Marilyn; DuBois, Random – 1982
This guide was developed to aid Peace Corps volunteers interested in programming marine fisheries projects. Although these projects are not new to the Peace Corps, new staff members may not be aware of the history of marine fisheries efforts in their country. Chapter 1 discusses all past marine fisheries projects initiated by the Peace Corps in…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Developing Nations, Fisheries, Foreign Countries
Kyvik, Svein – 1981
The establishment of the Norwegian regional colleges is reviewed, based on an international project conducted by the Institute of Education of the European Cultural Foundation. This project involved 10 case studies of educational reforms or policy changes in European countries since the 1960s or early 1970s. Attention is directed to the original…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Advisory Committees, Case Studies, Change Strategies
Bie, Karen Nossum – 1981
The establishment and development of the University of Tromso in Northern Norway are discussed. This case study is one of 10 undertaken as part of a project conducted by the Institute of Education of the European Cultural Foundation to compare higher education reforms that were introduced during the 1960s or early 1970s in various European…
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Case Studies, College Role, Comparative Education
Meek, V. Lynn – 1982
A case study of the first 10 years of the University of Papua New Guinea is presented, with attention focused on the function, structure, and character of a new university in a newly independent nation. The analysis is based on the three issues of adaptation, conflict, and change, and the case study is designed to test how well past social…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Change Strategies, Conflict Resolution, Cultural Context
Ratcliff, James L. – 1986
The reciprocal relationship of college founding and social factors in the external environment was studied in connection with the first public junior college in three states. The three cases were: Saginaw Junior College (reportedly established in 1895 in Michigan); McCook Junior College (1926, Nebraska); and Springfield Junior College (1917,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Economic Factors, Educational Change, Educational Development
Harrison, Barbara; And Others – 1985
A University of Alaska staff member, two local teachers, and two community members used on-site visits, observations, questionnaires, and interviews to assess development of the Manokotak school from its inception in 1947 to 1984 as perceived by community members, school staff, and students. Rural and cross-cultural, the Alaskan school served 117…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Administrator Attitudes, American Indian Education, Bilingual Education Programs
Ryan, W. Carson, Jr. – Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior, 1919
The problem of organizing human labor resources has suddenly emerged, like so many other social and economic problems, from the realm of the academic into that of the immediate and practical, largely under the stimulus of war necessity. Through the selective draft act, the Federal employment plan, and specialized training under the War Department,…
Descriptors: Vocational Rehabilitation, Vocational Education, Job Skills, Career Guidance
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