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Odugu, Desmond Ikenna – History of Education Quarterly, 2016
Mainstream historiography often turns to Europe's era of empire building to explain the expansion of Western formal education in Africa. Popular accounts suggest that in Africa (1) colonial involvement in education was late and short lived, spanning the early decades of the twentieth century, (2) missionaries were largely responsible for early…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Historiography, Educational History, Foreign Policy
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Cohen, Miriam – History of Education Quarterly, 2005
In this article, the author discusses her comparative study of the history of the welfare state in the United States, England, and France, she studies some of the usual features of the welfare state, which include important entitlement programs, such as social insurance, and protective labor legislation, but she also focuses on the development of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Public Education, Politics of Education
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Albisetti, James C. – History of Education Quarterly, 2004
The title of this essay, comes from the Sherlock Holmes mystery entitled "Silver Blaze," which refers the "curious incident" as to the absence of an expected reaction. In this article, the author discusses an essay that will examine such an absent reaction, or at least a muted one: the limited impact of early intelligence…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Coeducation, Secondary Education, Educational Practices
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Parker, David H. – History of Education Quarterly, 1995
Maintains that working class elementary schools in England enjoyed popular support due to their subordination to the needs of wartime national efficiency. Argues that this led directly to a postwar increase in vocational education. Disputes the claim that the 1918 Educational Act produced no discernible results. (MJP)
Descriptors: Continuation Students, Educational History, Educational Policy, Elementary Schools
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Marsden, William E. – History of Education Quarterly, 1983
The historical development of social ecology and ways in which an ecological approach can illuminate the study of urban education are discussed. An interdisciplinary, microecological framework is applied to the study of links between schooling and community in a nineteenth-century dockland slum. (SR)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Comparative Education, Ecology, Educational History
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Graff, Harvey J. – History of Education Quarterly, 1983
Literature must be used cautiously as evidence in social-historical research, but it can provide important information if the literature used is chosen carefully. Tressell's book, "The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists," is used as an example which can provide information about literacy among the English working class of the early…
Descriptors: Credibility, English Literature, Evaluation Criteria, Historiography
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Wagner, Ann – History of Education Quarterly, 1985
The conceptual and cultural background for Puritan opposition to idleness are examined. Also included is a review of the educational ideals portrayed in the sixteenth-century "courtesy literature" (intended for instruction of the aristocracy). A likely source for Puritan views is England rather than New England. (RM)
Descriptors: Colonial History (United States), Cultural Background, Cultural Context, Educational History
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Friedman, Alice T. – History of Education Quarterly, 1985
Educational theory and practice among the most privileged group in English society--the nobility and upper gentry--are examined. Fundamental differences distinguished the humanist program of study for girls from that for boys during the middle years of the sixteenth century. (RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational History, Educational Practices, Educational Theories
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Shinners, John R., Jr. – History of Education Quarterly, 1988
Assesses the strengths and weaknesses of university study licenses such as the "Licet canon" and the "Cum ex eo" which, when issued by the Vatican in the 13th century, allowed unordained parochial rectors and ordained priests to obtain higher education. Concludes that study licenses improved the education of the parochial…
Descriptors: Church Programs, Clergy, Education, Educational History
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Christen, Richard S. – History of Education Quarterly, 1999
Focuses on ways in which the seventeenth century writing masters in England defined themselves and were viewed by their contemporaries utilizing images of the penmen in copybooks, selected literary sources, and educational treatises to illuminate the interactions between early modern liberal and technical traditions. (CMK)
Descriptors: Educational Attitudes, Educational History, Foreign Countries, Handwriting
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Parker, David – History of Education Quarterly, 1999
Analyzes the educational problems and opportunities facing Hertfordshire (England) and the Anglican Diocese of St. Albans. Argues that the anxieties and aspirations of parishes and dioceses within the Church of England influenced the pace and nature of educational developments. Considers the involvement of Bishop Michael Bolton Furse. (CMK)
Descriptors: Church Role, Churches, Educational Attitudes, Educational Change
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Seller, Maxine Schwartz – History of Education Quarterly, 1991
Discusses the necessity of setting boundaries for a research topic while bridging gaps with information from other disciplines and history of education in other nations. Illustrates the point with the history of women's education in the United States. Includes discussion of the influence of British boys' schools, French boarding schools, and the…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational History, Females, Foreign Countries
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Heward, Christine – History of Education Quarterly, 1989
Examines the introduction of compulsory school attendance in the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter (England) following the 1870 Education Act in order to explore class relations and the role of education. Demonstrates the significance of viewing children and parents as agents who initiate activities relative to compulsory school requirements. (KO)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Case Studies, Compulsory Education, Educational History
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Charlton, Kenneth – History of Education Quarterly, 1987
Explains the negative response of those in authority to early modern English literature which informally educated the population through "false fonde bookes, ballades, and rimes." This negative response, based on both moral and political grounds, came from clerics who saw such books as detrimental to the social structure of society. (BSR)
Descriptors: Educational History, English Literature, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Harrison, John F. C. – History of Education Quarterly, 1971
A review of nine books on education in Victorian England. (RA)
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Educational History, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries
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