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Nguyen, Thuy-Phuong – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2014
From 1955 to 1975, the French and the Americans were both active in the educational field in South Vietnam, but their objectives were different. The French were concerned with preserving their influence with the Vietnamese elites and relied on the Mission Culturelle--the heir of the colonial Direction of Education--and its prestigious high…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Educational Objectives, Educational Attainment
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Kudlick, Catherine J. – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2009
This article reads two late nineteenth century short stories--one by Guy de Maupassant and the other by Louisa May Alcott--through the interpretive framework of Critical Disability Studies. It contrasts the traditional view of disability as a deficit or pathology that befalls certain unfortunate individuals with a newer one that understands it…
Descriptors: Literary Genres, Blindness, Attitudes toward Disabilities, At Risk Persons
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Cohen, Miriam – History of Education Quarterly, 2005
In this article, the author discusses her comparative study of the history of the welfare state in the United States, England, and France, she studies some of the usual features of the welfare state, which include important entitlement programs, such as social insurance, and protective labor legislation, but she also focuses on the development of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Public Education, Politics of Education
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Carpentier, Vincent – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2006
Earlier studies of France, Germany and the UK suggest that a common framework exists to explain the relationship between public expenditure on education and economic growth in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This article shows that while a similar relationship exists in the USA, US policies were particularly committed to the educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Economic Progress, Expenditures, Educational Finance
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Marsden, William E. – History of Education, 2000
Explores the evidence of nationalism, propaganda, and the treatment of war and peace in the school curriculum and textbooks within four countries during the end of the nineteenth century and beginning of the twentieth century: (1) Britain; (2) France; (3) Germany; and (4) the United States. (CMK)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Content Analysis, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education
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Harrigan, Patrick J. – History of Education Quarterly, 1986
Compares trends in English, Canadian, and French historiography, and alludes to trends concerning the United States, Europe generally, and Quebec within the framework of comparative historiography.
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational History, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education