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Lundahl, Christian; Lawn, Martin – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2015
At the world exhibitions of the 1870s Sweden displayed a schoolhouse, with examples of teaching material and student work. How did Sweden ship an entire schoolhouse to these exhibitions? What impact did the schoolhouse have on visitors to the exhibition? The purpose of this article is to shed light on the transnational influences operating between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Case Studies, Global Approach
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Lawn, Martin; Deary, Ian – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2014
The University of Edinburgh and Moray House teachers' college began to develop a new model of research and teaching, institutionalised in a combined university department and teachers' college, with a research laboratory and advanced research degree in the 1920s. This new institution was modelled on the innovative and influential Teachers College,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Schools of Education, Universities, Higher Education
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Cabeleira, Helena; Martins, Catarina; Lawn, Martin – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2011
The starting point for this article is a film about Scottish education, "Children's Story". "Children's Story" was one of a group of seven documentaries made for the 1938 British Empire Exhibition in Glasgow, under the supervision of John Grierson. The film was an official entry into the Exhibition and is a formal display of…
Descriptors: Educational History, Documentaries, Films, Educational Research
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Lawn, Martin; Deary, Ian J.; Bartholomew, David J.; Brett, Caroline – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2010
Educational research was established in the early decades of the twentieth century in many parts of Europe. The early years were the crucial years as they established dominant forms of inquiry, pioneer sites, and related artefacts, the tools and texts. This paper focuses on the early growth of research culture in education in Scotland, its…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Innovation, Educational History
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Lawn, Martin – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2004
Established in the late 1920s, the Scottish Council for Research in Education (SCRE) was a highly significant and influential institute for educational research, in both the scope and the methodology of its work, in Scotland and abroad. It was one of the first of a new kind of institution; it signalled the rise of specialized research institutes,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Educational Change, Networks