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Walsh, Patrick – History of Education, 2008
This paper compares the founding of the elementary school systems of Ireland and Ontario in the nineteenth century. The systems shared a common set of textbooks that had originated in Ireland. Using examples from a number of these books, which were part of a series that had been specially prepared for the Irish national school system, founded in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Textbook Evaluation, Elementary School Curriculum
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Jaroszynska-Kirchmann, Anna D. – History of Education Quarterly, 2008
"Ameryka-Echo" was one of the most popular Polish-language weeklies, published in the United States between 1889 and 1972. Its founder and owner, Antoni A. Paryski, consciously sought to transplant ideas of Polish Positivism to the Polish-American immigrant communities in the United States. Reading was a central concept of…
Descriptors: Publishing Industry, Polish Americans, Immigrants, Social Systems
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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 The study, which draws on a range of unpublished primary sources, was conducted in response to Whitehead's recent call for detailed case studies of colonial education…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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Davidson, Christopher M. – History of Education, 2008
This article charts the development of education in the lower Arabian Gulf from its traditional beginnings in the nineteenth century to the provision of more formal schooling and eventually a ministry of education following Britain's withdrawal from the region in 1971. In order to provide a better understanding of the complexities and relative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Development, Educational History
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Beach, Jim – History of Education, 2008
This article surveys the history of compulsory education for soldiers' career advancement in the British army. It begins with an examination of the organizational context before analyzing the rationale, syllabus, teaching and assessment of soldier education. It concludes that for members of the army education organization their self-perception as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Compulsory Education, Military Personnel
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Adao, Aurea; Remedios, Maria Jose – History of Education, 2005
Oliveira Salazar's accession to the government followed the military coup of 1926, which put an end to the period of democratic republican life. The Constitution approved in 1933 defined the new regime, which came to be known as "Estado Novo". Ideologically sustained by an anti-liberal concept of Catholicism, this political regime would…
Descriptors: Females, Foreign Countries, Ideology, Politics
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Ascher, Carol – History of Education, 2005
"The Force of Ideas" describes a little-known aspect of both educational history and Viennese psychoanalysis during the interwar years: the movement for psychoanalytic pedagogy. The author traces her father's own story, beginning with his application to the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society for training as a psychoanalytic pedagogue, as a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Jews, Clinics
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Burke, Catherine – History of Education, 2005
Between the years 1918 and 1953 a remarkable and sustained experiment in education occurred at an unremarkable village elementary school mid-way between Manchester and Bolton in Lancashire, England. Prestolee School at the heart of the industrial mill town of Kearsley was transformed by the head teacher, Edward Frances O'Neill (1890?1975).…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Sources, Leadership Responsibility
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Grosvenor, Ian – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2007
This article looks at two modern institutions designed to discipline and control urban bodies--the school and the asylum--and the records they produced and the young people whose moral and cognitive capacities they tended. Both institutions are the sites of past childhood stories, yet the lives experienced in them are essentially anonymous. The…
Descriptors: Historians, Children, Biographies, Educational History
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Sedlak, Michael W. – History of Education Quarterly, 1983
Evangelical residential homes and intermediate care facilities in urban centers, professional clinical programs, and financial assistance from the federal government characterize three periods in the history of institutional response to pregnant and delinquent young women. Each period is analyzed in terms of funding sources, clientele, and…
Descriptors: Delinquency, Delinquency Prevention, Delinquent Rehabilitation, Educational History
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Berkeley, Kathleen C. – History of Education Quarterly, 1984
Thrust into the paid labor force for the first time after the Civil War, many Southern White women became public school teachers, usually at half the salary paid to male teachers. The struggle of these women to end the wage disparity is discussed. (RM)
Descriptors: Civil War (United States), Educational Change, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education
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Mohsenin, Iran Cassim – History of Education Quarterly, 1983
During the past decade, college student enrollment has encompassed increasing numbers of students older than the traditional age range of 17 to 23. This is not a new precedent; students in colonial colleges spanned a wide age range. Discussed are student ages from the colonial era through the latter nineteenth century. (RM)
Descriptors: Age, College Students, Educational History, Higher Education
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Rosenthal, Joel – History of Education Quarterly, 1981
Relates the history of ideas to the history of education during the middle ages. Topics discussed include cultural life, economic factors, the political economy of medieval education, and the difficulty of writing about educational trends during a time for which there are few authoritative sources. (DB)
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education
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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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Synnott, Marcia G. – History of Education Quarterly, 1979
Reviews policies of college officials in controlling admission of minority students (Jews, Catholics, immigrants) to selected American colleges and universities from 1900-1970. Suggests that institutions of higher education may have to justify their admission policies by submitting them to periodic public or semipublic review. (DB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Admission Criteria, Educational History, Educational Objectives
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