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Tamboukou, Maria – History of Education, 2020
The bifurcation of nature, taken as a gap between the scientific conception and the subjective experience of the world, is according to Alfred North Whitehead, one of the major epistemic fallacies of modernity. This paper draws on insights from Whitehead's process philosophy to map some analytical trails that the author followed in her work on the…
Descriptors: Womens Education, Labor Education, Philosophy, Educational History
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Jones, Allan – History of Education, 2020
During 1931-1933 several BBC radio broadcasts invited listeners to participate in what would now be termed 'citizen science' experiments. Scientists broadcast on a research topic, and asked for relevant data and observations from listeners. Most of these broadcasts were part of the "Science in the Making" series. Topics investigated…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Scientific Research, Science Education, Educational History
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Fisher, Roy – History of Education, 2019
This paper considers gender and social class in relation to teacher education through an episodic study of the development of adult educational institutions in Huddersfield. It briefly discusses nineteenth-century mechanics' institutes in the town before moving to a consideration of school teacher training college students in the twentieth…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Teacher Education, Adult Education
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Kasper, Tomáš; Kasperová, Dana – History of Education, 2018
The first part of the study focuses on the characteristics and analysis of Zlín as an example of a company town. Life in the company town is characterised as a means of forming 'a new man' in Bat'a's Zlín. The second section analyses the aims of worker education in Bat'a's Zlín (in the so-called Bat'a school of work) and highlights the methods and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Municipalities, Community Characteristics, Labor Education
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Nilsson, Anders – History of Education, 2014
Adult education is often defined to emphasise cultural and societal development. This paper proposes that the concept should be more inclusive and that vocational education and training for adults has played a bigger role than is usually recognised. This has not been subject to much research and basic facts are often virtually unknown. In this…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Adult Education, Adult Programs, Foreign Countries
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Sutcliffe, Marcella Pellegrino – History of Education, 2014
Focusing on the Working Men's College (WMC), this study charts the chequered fortunes of a Victorian project: providing workers with a "liberal education." The paper analyses the project's aim (making "better citizens"), its disciplinary content (the humanities and/or the sciences) and its challenges (the increasing prestige of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, General Education, Vocational Education
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Freeman, Mark – History of Education, 2013
Like other adult education providers such as the Workers' Educational Association, the educational settlement movement was beset with political controversy during the 1920s. This article considers the relationship between the Educational Settlements Association (ESA) and its affiliated institutions, relating these to the competing political…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Democracy, Governance, Politics of Education
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Tamboukou, Maria – History of Education, 2013
In August 1922 a young woman was writing a letter to her comrade and colleague in a New York garment shop. The sender was Rose Pesotta, writing from Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, where she had just completed a summer school for women workers. Short as it is, the letter brings together a cluster of themes, ideas, and practices that were…
Descriptors: Clothing, Females, Letters (Correspondence), Summer Programs
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Goodman, Joyce – History of Education, 2012
This article looks through the lens of the gendered politics of historical writing at the main forms and direction of scholarship on gender in "History of Education" since its publication. It discusses how social, women's, feminist and gender history has been treated in the journal and how developing approaches around the body, space,…
Descriptors: Educational History, Gender Issues, Historiography, Gender Differences
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Seri-Hersch, Iris – History of Education, 2011
This article explores the politics of literacy in late colonial Sudan. Drawing upon hitherto untapped archival sources in English and Arabic, it focuses on two key questions: What were the purposes and uses of literacy in the eyes of colonial authorities? What means were used to spread literacy skills among Sudanese people? Positioning these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Literacy, Literacy Education, Social Networks
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Speight, S. J. – History of Education, 2011
In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Anglican clergymen in England contributed significantly to the development of archaeology and local history as, first, subjects for polite study, but secondly as academic disciplines at the heart of the university extension and extra-mural movements. Initially working as lone antiquarian scholars,…
Descriptors: Clergy, Local History, Extension Education, Educational History
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Hargraves, Neil Kevin – History of Education, 2011
In December 2007 Newbattle Abbey College, Scotland's only Adult Residential College, celebrated its seventieth anniversary. Its survival during this relatively short span has always been contingent. Its greatest crisis occurred in 1987, when the Scottish Office announced its intention to withdraw public funding from the college. This event reveals…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Residential Schools, Educational History
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Steele, Tom; Taylor, Richard Kenneth – History of Education, 2010
The influential policy work in education of the intellectual grouping formed by J. H. Oldham during the Second World War known as "Oldham's Moot" (1938-1947) has been discussed in recent publications. These have noted its general educational and university policy, its intellectual strengths, and the role of Sir Walter Moberly in relation to his…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Adult Education, Social Theories, Intellectual History
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Clarke, Richard – History of Education, 2010
"Independent" lecture agencies are a neglected element in the history of education. Between 1918 and 1939, the Selborne Lecture Bureau was a significant national provider of adult education in Britain, both in its own right and as a supplier of lecture(r)s to Women's Institutes and other bodies, and it pioneered the use of films in…
Descriptors: Educational History, Adult Education, Lecture Method, Foreign Countries
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Whitehead, Kay – History of Education, 2010
This article explores teacher educator Lillian de Lissa's working life in the first half of the twentieth century. In 1944 the McNair report criticised residential colleges and their female staff as isolated and intellectually impoverished. However, in Australia and then as the foundation Principal of Gipsy Hill Training College, de Lissa was not…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Academic Education, Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators
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