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McCulloch, Gary – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2013
The review of the National Curriculum and the centenary of the First World War have emphasised an orthodox patriotic and nostalgic historical ideal. The British coalition Conservative-Liberal government has aligned itself with the centenary commemorations of the First World War, while the war as social and political history may be in danger of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, War, National Curriculum
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Simmons, Robin – Journal of Educational Administration and History, 2014
This article revisits the three decades following the end of World War Two--a time when, following the 1944 Education Act, local education authorities (LEAs) were the key agencies responsible for running the education system across England. For the first time, there was a statutory requirement for LEAs to secure adequate facilities for further…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Continuing Education, Educational Legislation, Educational History
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Hollins, Martin – School Science Review, 2013
This article charts some of the most notable ways in which the science curriculum has changed over the past 50 years and identifies the influence of members of the Association for Science Education (ASE) in both projects and policy developments. The world is different from that of 50 years ago but there are continuing issues about the teaching,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
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Gillard, Derek – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2013
Amid the horrors of the Second World War, a group of Board of Education officials met to plan a new public education system which would be fair to and free for all. In the seventy years since then, successive governments have not only failed to live up to their vision but have increasingly sought to interfere with the teaching and learning process…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Education, Educational Change, Access to Education
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Hoare, Lottie – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2017
This article examines John Newsom's contributions to non-fiction BBC radio and television coverage of education, poverty, and social disadvantage from 1934 to 1971. The correspondence and scripts concerning his BBC broadcasts for a domestic UK-based audience and an overseas audience are used as source material. Newsom is well known among…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Radio, Television, Educational History
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Richardson, William – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2007
This article surveys three strands of development in the further education of young people in England since the Second World War: its institutional evolution, some aspects of the experience of its students and staff, and the political and economic imperatives that have given it shape and direction. The account draws upon a wide range of primary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Adults, Adult Education, War
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Smith, Anne – Education Research and Perspectives, 2007
Before the second World War, education in England and Wales was compulsory for all children until the age of 12. Most pupils attended elementary schools between the ages of 5 and 14, and few took their formal education any further. Independent schools were available for the children of the rich, even, with a few exceptions, those foundations which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Secondary Education, Educational Policy