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Rosnes, Ellen Vea – History of Education, 2020
When the purified National Party (NP) came to power in South Africa in 1948, they introduced educational policies based on the ideology of apartheid. At that time 7,183 pupils attended primary education in 110 Lutheran Norwegian mission schools in Zululand and Natal. When the State took over these schools after the passing of the Bantu Education…
Descriptors: Institutional Mission, Educational History, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
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Grigg, Russell – History of Education, 2020
This paper explores the emotional experiences of elementary school inspections, from the appointment of the first State school inspectors in 1839 to 1911 when Edward Holmes, the retiring chief inspector, signposted the prospects of a new era in elementary education. The paper is arranged in two parts: the first provides an outline of the origins…
Descriptors: Inspection, Educational History, Educational Change, Emotional Experience
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Kozlova, Maria – History of Education, 2020
This paper examines the content of alphabet books published for Russian-speaking children in Latvia, Estonia and Poland in the 1920s and explains the nexus between socio-cultural context and representation of social environment and children's interactions to explore strategies of adaptation offered to children. The textbooks were quantified using…
Descriptors: Alphabets, Textbooks, Russian, Cultural Context
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Baumgartner, Kabria – History of Education Quarterly, 2020
"Roberts v. City of Boston" is a well-known legal case in the history of US education. In 1847, the Boston School Committee denied Sarah C. Roberts, a five-year-old African American girl, admission to the public primary school closest to her home. She was instead ordered to attend the all-black Abiel Smith School, about a half-mile walk…
Descriptors: African American Students, Females, Equal Education, Court Litigation
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Alridge, Derrick P. – History of Education Quarterly, 2020
In this year's Presidential Address, historian Derrick P. Alridge discusses his current research project, Teachers in the Movement: Pedagogy, Activism, and Freedom. The project builds on recent literature about teachers as activists between 1950 and 1980 and explores how and what secondary and postsecondary teachers taught. Focusing on teachers in…
Descriptors: Activism, Educational History, Social Change, Change Agents
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Landahl, Joakim – History of Education, 2019
This article is concerned with an early phase in the history of educational comparisons in which international exhibitions played a major role as spaces for comparison. It looks at the educational exhibits at the Exposition Universelle in Paris 1900, and more specifically its exhibitions on drawing instruction. By following a central Swedish…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Freehand Drawing, Exhibits, Studio Art
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Gianoutsos, Jamie – History of Education, 2019
This article offers the first modern explication of the educational writings of Charles Hoole (1610-1667), arguing that his writings offer significant insight into the educational aims and methods of school instructors in seventeenth-century England. From attending to the needs of slow learners, to promoting learning games, to emphasising that…
Descriptors: Educational History, Foreign Countries, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy
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Dittrich, Klaus – History of Education, 2019
Building upon an expanding literature on world exhibitions and international conferences as vehicles for the transnational circulation of educational knowledge during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, this article discusses the participation of Luxembourg at these events. It focuses on three thematic strands: the representation of…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational History, Elementary School Students, Exhibits
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Johnston, Ron – History of Education, 2019
Geography emerged as an academic discipline in British universities in response to demands for trained teachers of the subject in the country's burgeoning secondary schools and their curricula formed a seamless transition from one to the other. In the 1960s a major shift in the nature of the academic discipline -- often termed the 'quantitative…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disciplines, Universities, Educational History, Foreign Countries
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Shechter, Relli – History of Education, 2019
The 1923 Constitution prepared the legal framework for Egypt's semi-independence from British imperial control under a newly established liberal monarchy. This Constitution carried a promise for a significant change in setting the ground for a nascent national system of mass elementary education for boys and girls that would also be free of charge…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Elementary Education, Public Education
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Carden, Clarissa – History of Education, 2018
This paper examines the way in which narratives, including stories and poetry, have been used in school texts relating to moral instruction. The paper will draw on texts used in Queensland classrooms in the early part of the twentieth century to demonstrate the ways in which description of sights and the experiences of the senses, and of…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Moral Development, Educational History, Poetry
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May, Josephine – History of Education, 2018
Building on the author's previous work on Australian national cinema and schooling, this article explores the representation of the female primary school teacher in the television mini-series entitled "Marion" (Australian Broadcasting Commission, 1974). Using narrative analysis, it argues that this representation is disruptive of…
Descriptors: Educational History, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, Females
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Gutiérrez, Xosé Manuel Malheiro – History of Education, 2018
Over the course of the final 30 years of the nineteenth century, and well into the early decades of the twentieth century, hundreds of thousands of Galician people migrated to different areas of America. There they found a new world to contend and interact with -- a world that was more advanced and developed socially and culturally. From the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Immigration, Literacy
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Nguyen, Chinh Duc – History of Education, 2018
This study explores the political impact on English-language education in the historical context of Vietnam in the 1980-1990 period. Based on data collected from three participants' narratives concerning their experience of learning English, the study indicates that English-language education, at that time, embraced a wide range of political…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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McCormack, Christopher F. – History of Education, 2018
Historians have observed that the period 1860-1890 was educationally progressive. This paper identifies the renaissance with the creation of the General Synod of the Church of Ireland in the aftermath of Church Disestablishment. Disestablishment legislation facilitated the inclusion of the laity in Synod. The paper argues that the lay-clerical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Legislation, Educational Change, Churches
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