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Hall, Megan J. – History of Education Quarterly, 2021
This essay provides a holistic review of what girls and young women learned, and the settings in which they learned, in the Middle Ages in England between the Norman Conquest (1066) and the Dissolution of the Monasteries (late 1530s). Education of girls was carried out in households, elementary schools, and nunneries, as well as through employment…
Descriptors: Womens Education, Literacy, Educational History, Foreign Countries
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Spencer, E. Mariah – History of Education Quarterly, 2021
Margaret Cavendish was an unusually public figure in early modern England. She published widely under her own name on several secular subjects, including natural philosophy, inequality of the sexes, and educational theory. This article explores the development of Cavendish's educational theories through a detailed account of her life, which took…
Descriptors: Educational History, Foreign Countries, Educational Theories, Authors
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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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Cressy, David – History of Education Quarterly, 1976
Discussed is the unprecedented expansion of educational facilities in 16th and 17th century England. Reasons for the newly endowed schools, freelance teachers and increasing numbers of students proceeding to higher education are investigated. The author concludes that, in spite of some extraordinary successes, the chances of escaping drudgery…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Opportunities
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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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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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Bergen, Barry H. – History of Education Quarterly, 1982
Examines the history of teaching at the elementary level in England from 1870 to 1910. Social standing of elementary teachers, numbers of male vs. female teachers, and professionalization are discussed. (RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational History, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers
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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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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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Barnes, Sarah V. – History of Education Quarterly, 1996
Traces the changes in educational philosophy and practices that occurred within England's civic universities. The original intent of the state supported public universities was to provide professional and technical training for the growing middle class. Discusses the reasons that the civics eventually adopted the curriculum of the elite private…
Descriptors: College Role, Educational Environment, Educational Experience, Educational History
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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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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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