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Brehony, Kevin J. – History of Education Quarterly, 2009
This article examines the work of Lady Nancy Astor (1879-1964) in campaigning for nursery education and nursery schools in Britain from the late 1920s until the Second World War. Arguably no elected politician in England at any time, including the present, has identified themselves more closely with the cause of nursery schooling in Britain.…
Descriptors: Educational History, Nursery Schools, Foreign Countries, Cultural Capital
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von Heyking, Amy – History of Education Quarterly, 2006
At the beginning of the twentieth century, English-Canadian schools have attempted to create citizens of good character who were loyal to a Canadian nation defined by its role in the British Empire. Because of the country's experience in World War I, Canadians refined their identity in the 1920s, keeping it distinct from its relationship with…
Descriptors: Textbooks, War, Secondary Schools, Nationalism
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Jones, David R. – History of Education Quarterly, 1985
Colleges were founded in many cities of Victorian England. Some failed; others became the civic universities of twentieth-century Britain. How these civic universities were governed is described. Specifically discussed are courts, councils, trustees, faculty, powers, curriculum, appointments, finance, principals, and constitutions. (RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Curriculum, Educational Administration, Educational Finance
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Court, Franklin E. – History of Education Quarterly, 1985
Adam Smith used selections from English literature in his classroom during the eighteenth century because he believed that vernacular literature could provide a ready context for the teaching of ideological, social, and moral lessons. He believed that higher education should prepare students for the real business of the real world. (RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational History, Educational Objectives, English Curriculum
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Anderson, Robert – History of Education Quarterly, 1985
Elementary, secondary, and higher education enrollment data for Scotland between the 1860s and 1939 are examined, and the structure and development of the Scottish system in the light of some of the general theories of comparative social history of education are discussed. (RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Development, Educational History, Educational Practices
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Fieldhouse, Roger – History of Education Quarterly, 1984
Adult education was introduced by the British into West Africa after World War II. However, the Oxford intellectuals put in charge of the adult education program offered an African-centered education that frequently offered more support to the progressive views of the African independence movements than to the colonialists' conservative policies.…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Colonialism, Communism, Comparative Education
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Beyerchen, Alan – History of Education Quarterly, 1982
After World War II, Allied policy toward German science became entangled with issues of reparations and programs at home instead of contributing to the positive reconstruction of Germany. The Americans, the British, and the Russians dealt with German scientists and research institutions in very different ways. (AM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational History, Policy, Scientific Research
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Jordan, Ellen – History of Education Quarterly, 1991
Discusses changes in the education of middle class British girls during the nineteenth century. Reports that, although girls' education resembled boys' and promoted self-actualization and vocational preparation, an accepted aim was to produce good wives and mothers. Observes that challenges to women's presumed roles were not widespread until later…
Descriptors: Educational History, Females, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Albisetti, James C. – History of Education Quarterly, 1992
Reviews the European response to U.S. women's colleges. Contends that most international visitors believed that the United States was the world leader in women's rights in the latter part of the nineteenth century. Concludes that women's colleges' influence as models was limited severly by generally negative perceptions of all U. S. colleges. (CFR)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories
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Cunningham, Peter – History of Education Quarterly, 1989
Discusses the influence of the research environment on the educational history produced in Great Britain. Points out that a number of historical works are influenced by political circumstances. Concludes that, although the history of education in the context of teacher education courses has become less important, social and political interests…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational History, Educational Research
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Wicks, Peter C. – History of Education Quarterly, 1980
Examines the origins of West Malaysia's cultural pluralism in the century prior to 1874. Traces the development of formal educational provision in the early years of the Straits of Malacca settlements. Concludes that West Malaysia's communal ills were the consequence of a multiplicity of circumstances, not merely British educational policies.…
Descriptors: Colonialism, Comparative Education, Cultural Pluralism, Educational History