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Westerman, William – History of Education, 2020
The Department of Military Studies at the University of Sydney ran courses from 1907 to 1915. The manner in which it functioned and the role it played is not widely understood, in particular how it was integrated with the Commonwealth Military Forces. Within the history of the development of the Australian military it is usually treated as a…
Descriptors: Military Training, Armed Forces, Foreign Countries, Educational History
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McCormack, Christopher F. – History of Education, 2020
The paper considers the relation between society, science and institutionally-embodied higher education reform in nineteenth-century Ireland. Institutional reform is measured in terms of governance, curriculum, access and teaching practice. Superiorisation, subversion and fusion are identified as characteristics of reformed institutions. Mobile…
Descriptors: Educational History, Advantaged, Higher Education, Educational Change
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Ris, Ethan W. – History of Education, 2020
Yali College, a four-year institution operating under the aegis of Yale University, offered a US-style undergraduate education in China's Hunan province from 1914 to 1927. It developed a robust curriculum and an impressive physical plant but collapsed after a little more than a decade. This paper, drawing on new archival research, focuses on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Study, Educational History, Barriers
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Hunt, Stephen A. – History of Education, 2020
Correspondence education, or learning by post, lasted over 100 years in the UK; it had its roots in the nineteenth century, peaking in the mid-1960s. It was also widespread, numbering hundreds of thousands of enrolments, significantly increasing access to higher education. Yet it has been marginalised in accounts of British higher education. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Correspondence Study, Higher Education, Professional Education
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Kelly, Frances – History of Education, 2019
The impetus for this article was an encounter with thousands of photographs in an online archive of a public university in New Zealand, taken over the twentieth century. The size of the archive and the paucity of information about many images draws attention to challenges of commencing work in a large institutional visual archive. The first part…
Descriptors: Archives, State Universities, Photography, Educational History
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Furuhagen, Björn; Holmén, Janne; Säntti, Janne – History of Education, 2019
There are many similarities between the Nordic countries of Sweden and Finland, but they have made different decisions regarding their teacher-education policies. This article focuses on how the objectives of teacher education, particularly the vision of the ideal teacher, have changed in Sweden and Finland in the period after the Second World…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Educational Change, Politics of Education
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Anderson, Jaanika – History of Education, 2019
The article studies the ideas and practices involved in implementing an art collection in university studies, focusing on a plaster cast collection. The history of museums began in Estonia with the reopening of the University of Tartu (1802) and, since then, collections have played an important role in teaching. This article concentrates on the…
Descriptors: Museums, Foreign Countries, Universities, Seminars
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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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Wang, Lei; Yang, Jian – History of Education, 2019
It is a wise choice for a backward country to explore overseas education bases to find the training for urgently needed talents. In 1900, the Qing government began actively sending students to study advanced technology in Japan. From that time, Tokyo Higher Technical School (THTS) became an indispensable overseas base for Chinese students studying…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Vocational Schools, Industrialization, Educational History
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Manathunga, Catherine; Selkrig, Mark; Baker, Alison – History of Education, 2018
This article interrogates the construction of a visual and sound installation that juxtaposes contemporary material with historical artefacts regarding academic work to offer an aesthetic mode of interruption in explorations of academic voice in university histories and in the contemporary university. Drawing upon Foucauldian histories of the…
Descriptors: Educational History, Universities, Aesthetics, Educational Philosophy
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Holowchak, M. Andrew – History of Education, 2018
Because of the political reforms demanded by his political philosophy, Jefferson was always focused on instantiating a "system" of education to edify all persons according to their needs and to prevent those governing at every level from lusting after power and fame instead of governing in pursuance of the interests of the general…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational History, Change Agents, Universities
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Malcolm, David – History of Education, 2018
In 1973 the national conference of the National Union of Students (NUS) voted to campaign for gay rights, making NUS the first national organisation in the UK to make such a public commitment. Using archive material, this article outlines how NUS came to this decision, and the initial challenges it faced in taking up this work. It explains that…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Civil Rights, Activism, Advocacy
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Canales, Antonio Fco. – History of Education, 2018
This article aims to question the widely accepted idea that female university students in Spain have, in the past, tended to opt for degrees in the field of humanities. Based on an analysis of the official statistics that are currently available, the paper demonstrates that Spanish female university students showed a clear preference for…
Descriptors: Womens Education, Gender Differences, Educational History, Equal Education
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Brett, André – History of Education, 2018
Small specialist higher education institutions often face challenges when negotiating with larger partners. In 1988, John Dawkins, Australia's federal Minister for Education, introduced sweeping reforms to create a Unified National System of higher education. Dawkins' criteria for funding necessitated mergers for many smaller providers. The…
Descriptors: Pharmacy, Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Organizational Change
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Troschitz, Robert – History of Education, 2018
While the history of British higher education is not an unexplored field, this article offers a new perspective by focusing on the development of institutional self-representations. Based on the analysis of 133 undergraduate prospectuses of English and Welsh higher education institutions, the article investigates how higher education and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Higher Education, Power Structure
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