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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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Hutt, Ethan L. – History of Education, 2019
This article identifies and explores three major themes evident in the scholarship seeking to re-examine and re-think historical understandings of the mind/body debate in education. The first concerns the expansiveness and flexibility of beliefs about the relationship between body and mind. Though often rooted in scientific findings or religious…
Descriptors: Human Body, Cognitive Processes, Holistic Approach, Educational Theories
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Mayer, Christine – History of Education, 2018
Late 19th-century Germany was shaped by industrialisation, technological progress, and urbanisation. Crises of modernisation resulted in a widespread criticism of civilisation that provided ground for the rise of numerous reform movements in various social contexts. They reacted to crises of their time by questioning established conventions,…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Athletics, Dance, Cultural Context
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Grosvenor, Ian; Van Gorp, Angelo – History of Education, 2018
'New people create new buildings, but new buildings also create New people', so wrote the German art critic Fritz Wichhert in "The New Building: Art as Educator" in 1928. The social and psychological legacy of the First World War was deeply profound and affected how people thought about the future. Children were seen to symbolise a new…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Facilities Design, Architecture, Foreign Countries
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Tsvetkova, Natalia – History of Education, 2017
The paper compares the American and Soviet transformations at Kabul University, Afghanistan, during the 1960s to the 1980s explained in terms of Americanisation and Sovietisation. Using new declassified documents from both American and former Soviet archives, the author reveals that both powers attempted to impose their rival models of university…
Descriptors: Educational History, Universities, Comparative Education, Archives
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Serrano-López, Federico Guillermo; Somoza-Rodríguez, Miguel – History of Education, 2017
This article analyses the manner in which the physical and sexual energy of the white, native South American and black populations was represented in reading books for elementary school children in Spain and Colombia between 1900 and 1960. Ninety reading books from representative authors were examined. It was found that the ideal of extraordinary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sexuality, Whites, Blacks
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Mincu, Monica E. – History of Education, 2016
This article engages with the influence of Soviet educational models and Western European contacts, mediated by historical institutional and cultural legacies in producing specifically Eastern educational variants. A first level of analysis will identify the reasons behind the emergence of these variations. A second and higher level of analysis…
Descriptors: Social Systems, Models, Educational History, Comparative Education
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Jiménez-Alonso, Belén; Loredo-Narciandi, José Carlos – History of Education, 2016
The aim of this paper is to analyse certain techniques of subjectivation in modern child-rearing and the way in which medical discourse leads to the construction of children through those techniques. As a case study, several manuals on childcare used during the first third of the twentieth century in Spain and France have been selected. A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Child Care, Child Rearing
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Dolan, Paddy – History of Education, 2016
Drawing on teaching manuals, government reports and school inspectors' reports from the 1830s up to the early twentieth century, this paper traces the changing conceptual and social distance between childhood and adulthood in Ireland. Using Norbert Elias's figurational approach, it is argued that children became increasingly involved in both…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Elementary School Students, Children
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Rutledge, Jennifer Geist – History of Education, 2015
This paper explores the historical formation of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) in the United States and argues that programme emergence depended on the ability of policy entrepreneurs to link the economic concerns of agricultural production with the ideational concern of national security. Using a historical institutionalist framework…
Descriptors: Educational History, Lunch Programs, Program Development, Security (Psychology)
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Goodman, Joyce – History of Education, 2015
This article focuses on Kasuya Yoshi's comparative text, "A Comparative Study of the Secondary Education of Girls in England, Germany and the United States, With a Consideration of the Secondary Education of Girls in Japan," published by Teachers College, Columbia in 1933. The article explores the gendered construction of comparative…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Females, Womens Education, Gender Issues
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Fleming, Brian; Harford, Judith – History of Education, 2014
A decade of transformation that emerged following a period of inertia and insularity in Irish education, the 1960s is widely regarded by scholars as representing a paradigm shift in education policy. Marked by a more interventionist, strategic policy approach, this period resulted in significant democratisation of education, particularly at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational History, Politics of Education
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Clark, Penney; Knights, Wayne – History of Education, 2013
Educational publishing sits at the intersection of industry, culture and education. Pedagogical aims must be balanced with the need for publishers to make a profit, while also acknowledging Canadian national identity and culture. The events of central interest are related to the tensions between two publishers' associations in the wake of the…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Publishing Industry, Foreign Countries, Educational History
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Myers, Kevin; Grosvenor, Ian – History of Education, 2011
Existing knowledge of supplementary education, that is education organised and run by political, faith or ethnic groups outside of formal schooling, is patchy. This article is an exploration of the histories of supplementary education in the twentieth century. It is organised into three sections. The article begins by reviewing some existing…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Supplementary Education, Educational History, Literature Reviews
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Mehl, Margaret – History of Education, 2009
Obara Kuniyoshi, a leading representative in Japan's New Education movement in the early twentieth century, founded his own private school, Tamagawa Gakuen, in 1929. Although his educational philosophy owes more to contemporary Western ideas about educational reform than to Japan's educational heritage, Obara throughout his life invoked the…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Educational Philosophy, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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