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Parlevliet, Sanne; Amsing, Hilda T. A. – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2021
Between 1902 and 1913 two acclaimed educational reformers wrote several series of children's primers in the Netherlands. Jan Ligthart and Hindericus Scheepstra collaborated closely with the painter Cornelis Jetses who provided the illustrations. The series would become classics in both text and image. In this article the symbolic educational…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Change, Instructional Materials, Illustrations
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Amsing, Hilda T. A.; Dekker, Jeroen J. H. – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2020
Within the polarised political culture of the 1970s, in which political differences were emphasised instead of being played down, Dutch right-wing politicians frequently accused left-wing politicians and educators of indoctrination in educational settings. In this period of economic stagnation and an ongoing Cold War, peace education -- which was…
Descriptors: Peace, Teaching Methods, Political Attitudes, Educational History
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Greveling, Linda; Amsing, Hilda T. A.; Dekker, Jeroen J. H. – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2014
In the Netherlands, crossing borders to study comprehensive schools was an important strategy in the 1970s, a decisive period for the start and the end of the innovation. According to policy-borrowing theory, actors that engage in debating educational issues are framing foreign examples of comprehensive schooling to convince their audiences.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, International Education, Educational Innovation
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Bakker, Nelleke; Amsing, Hilda T. A. – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2012
Between the 1940s and 1960s across Western Europe a spirit of reform along comprehensive lines manifested itself in secondary education, aiming at a reduction of the existing social inequality of educational chances. These reforms are said to be rooted in new policies and in new approaches in educational studies. This article explores the…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Educational Research, Secondary Education, At Risk Students
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Amsing, Hilda T. A.; de Beer, Fedor H. – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2009
In the mid-1950s the head of the Dutch Provincial Psychiatric Service of Groningen, Dr H. Kuipers, became involved in a fierce dispute with Mr J.J. Zuidema, the headmaster of the local school for children with mental disabilities. Both the psychiatrist and the headmaster claimed authority over the testing of children's intelligence as part of the…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Mental Retardation, Physicians, School Psychologists