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'Wounded Memory', Post-War Gender Conflict and Narrative Identity: Reinterpreting Reggio Emilia Schools' Origin Stories
Balfour, Beatrice Jane Vittoria – History of Education, 2018
In this article, memory is examined as it relates to origin stories of the Reggio Emilia approach -- an internationally renowned Italian education programme -- and to the articulation of women's experiences of gender and their narrative identity in this very particular context. The article shows that a number of women who partook in the founding…
Descriptors: Reggio Emilia Approach, Gender Issues, Womens Education, Females
Mayer, Christine – History of Education, 2006
"Education for all" is a demand that keeps on appearing in various historical contexts and is not just a phenomenon of the modern age. Taking the demand for "education for all" as a normative principle, this paper pursues the questions of how this demand was reflected in pedagogical reform programmes and in what way, as well as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Educational History, Educational Change
Spencer, Stephanie – History of Education, 2004
Brian Simon used the phrase 'site of struggle' to describe the class-based inequalities that were played out in the provisions for English compulsory education. In the nineteenth century, the growth of the state system for the working class alongside the predominantly middle-class independent sector simply confirmed existing class hierarchies with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Womens Education, Gender Issues, Oral History
Cohen, Michele – History of Education, 2004
There was very little in common between Mary Wollstonecraft and Hannah More. For More and Wollstonecraft, and for many of their contemporaries, what women?s education lacked most significantly was order, method and system. Recent scholarly work on the Enlightenment has identified changes in attitudes towards women?s education, epitomized in the…
Descriptors: Females, Womens Education, Educational History, Attitude Change
Young Ladies' Institutions: The Development of Secondary Schools for Girls in Scotland, 1833--c. 1870.
Moore, Lindy – History of Education, 2003
Discusses the development of middle class, public secondary Scottish schools for girls over 14 years old in the latter 1800s. States these institutions opened the door for the Scottish women's movement, allowing women to pursue public positions. Clarifies that the movement was still in its early stages by the late 1800s. (KDR)
Descriptors: Females, Feminism, Foreign Countries, Gender Issues
'Apostates' and 'Uncle Tom's': Accusations of Betrayal in the History of Mixed Colleges in the 1960s.
Dyhouse, Carol – History of Education, 2002
Explores reasons for the bitter controversy over coeducation in British universities. Focuses on male 'apostates' at the University of England (Bedford) women's college and female 'Uncle Tom's' at the University of Oxford. States politics and academic higher education relationships with each group were characterized by mistrust. (KDR)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Coeducation, Educational Environment, Educational History
Creating a Framework for Interpreting U.S. Women's Educational History: Lessons from Historical Lexicography.
Eisenmann, Linda – History of Education, 2001
Discusses the historiography of women's education as it relates to the need for marginal groups to becomed involved in networking structures. Offers three frameworks (networking, religion, and money), illustrating ways to make gender more central to educational history. Argues that there is much work to be done in identifying a useful framework…
Descriptors: Educational History, Females, Gender Issues, Historiography
Nolan, Melanie – History of Education, 2001
Debates the issue of state mandates for domestic science (home economics) for female students. Focuses on a 1918 magazine article from the Wellington Girls' High School (New Zealand). Concludes that the New Zealand domestic science blueprint provided a liberal education to schoolchildren, even if it was gender based. (MER)
Descriptors: Educational History, Females, Foreign Countries, Gender Issues
A Window in the Prison-House: Women's Education and the Politics of Social Reform in Nineteenth Century Western India.
Kosambi, Meera – History of Education, 2000
Focuses on the history of women's education in western India during the nineteenth century addressing the issues of home education versus school education, gender construction and the school curriculum, and nationalism and women's education. Discusses a woman's position as a point of conflict between the patriarchal family structure and women's…
Descriptors: Educational History, Family Structure, Foreign Countries, Gender Issues
Breaking the Boundaries of Victorian Imperialism or Extending a Reformed 'Paternalism'? Mary Carpenter and India.
Watts, Ruth – History of Education, 2000
Discusses the debate on gender and imperialism in India by examining the case of Mary Carpenter, a nineteenth century English educationist and social reformer, in order to provide more information on the debate. Addresses where Carpenter stood in the discourse on imperialism. (CMK)
Descriptors: Biographies, Educational History, Foreign Countries, Gender Issues
Remaking the Image: Promotional Literature of Mount Holyoke, Smith, and Wellesley Colleges in the Mid-to-Late 1940s.
Olsen, Deborah M. – History of Education Quarterly, 2000
Provides historical information on the factors that contributed to the views of women and their roles in the post World War II era. Focuses on the four techniques for using promotional literature to refashion the images of three Massachusetts colleges: Mount Holyoke, Smith, and Wellesley. (CMK)
Descriptors: Colleges, Educational History, Fund Raising, Gender Issues
Undermining or Building up the Nation? Elizabeth Hamilton (1758-1816), National Identities and an Authoritative Role for Women Educationists.
Goodman, Joyce – History of Education, 1999
Explores early nineteenth-century themes and representations of women's educational activity and its relation to national identity as seen in the writings of Elizabeth Hamilton, a Scottish educationist. Explores the influences of national identity on Hamilton's writing. Focuses on three of Hamilton's educational texts. (CMK)
Descriptors: Authors, Educational History, Females, Foreign Countries
No Matter of Principle--The Unproblematic Character of Coeducation in Girls' Secondary Schooling in the Netherlands, ca. 1870-1930.
Bakker, Nelleke; van Essen, Mineke – History of Education Quarterly, 1999
Explores the predominance of coeducation of secondary schools in The Netherlands, focusing on the years between 1871, when the first girl was admitted to a boys' school, and 1929. Considers topics such as the conditions of entry of the first generation of girls and the results of inquiries into school practices. (CMK)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Coeducation, Educational History, Educational Improvement