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Sutcliffe, Marcella P. – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2016
This paper focuses on the reading and educational practices of common soldiers during the First World War. It argues that the question of how war libraries were imagined and constructed by civilians needs to be framed in the larger context of pre-war Edwardian debates surrounding the "value of books" in society. Indeed, it was within…
Descriptors: War, World History, Reading Habits, Educational Practices
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Pruneri, Fabio – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2016
In 1945, Italian society was in crisis. Twenty years of fascism and the aerial bombing and military offensives of the Second World War had left the civilian population suffering and the nation in need of reinvention. In this difficult context, certain anti-fascist intellectuals devised the interesting pedagogical experiment of the 11 Convitti…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, War, Adult Education, World History
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Fernández-Soria, Juan Manuel – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2015
This article focuses on the Workers' Institutes (WI), one of the most important educational initiatives undertaken by the Spanish Republic during the Civil War (1936-1939). After framing their creation within the context of European trends in higher education for the working classes and within the Spanish socio-political context, this article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Higher Education, Adult Education
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Rockwell, Elsie – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2011
In this article, I compare two distinct uses of "Popular Education" that emerged in Tlaxcala in the wake of the Mexican Revolution. I examine archival and oral evidence to reconstruct the situated meanings and political rationales that led to the use of the term in each case, beyond their contrasting pedagogical content. In 1917, a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Popular Education, Mexicans, Elementary Schools
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Rowe, Steven E. – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2010
This essay examines the formation, operation, and social effects of adult education classes in France during the nineteenth century. These classes were created and operated prior to the formation of France's national education system and were part of the expansion of primary schooling for the working class, or more generally for "the…
Descriptors: Working Class, Elementary Education, Adult Education, Social Stratification
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Depaepe, Marc – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2009
Starting from the Belgian historiography about the Congo, the article raises the question of the nature of image formation in the mother country as regards the psychological characteristics and intellectual potential of the Congolese. Two domains of study may already provide information in this regard. First, the image of the psycho-pedagogical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Historiography, Educational Psychology, Time Perspective
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Robert, Andre D.; Tyssens, Jeffrey – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2008
This article aims to interpret teacher strikes through a multi-level analysis and the identification of a number of relevant factors relative to the professional project (in a neo-Weberian sense) of primary and secondary school teachers. In the first place the authors' interpretation is based on references to contextual and structural elements,…
Descriptors: Teacher Strikes, Secondary School Teachers, Cognitive Mapping, Concept Mapping
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Standish, Paul – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2008
In recent papers by Marc Depaepe and Daniel Trohler, philosophers of education are criticised for their tendency to address eternal questions in pursuit of timeless truths, with insufficient awareness of the genesis of the ideas they refer to and insensitivity to historical context. The suspicion of "presentism" in their approach is…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Rhetorical Criticism, Discourse Modes, Educational History
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Juul, Ida – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2008
Taking the point of departure in three different narratives concerning training as a cabinet maker, the article shows how the choice of a particular education is ascribed different significance, depending on the period and the individual's social background. In order to grasp the intersection between factors connected to the concepts of generation…
Descriptors: Educational History, Socioeconomic Background, Cognitive Structures, Cognitive Style
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Milewski, Patrice – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2008
Teachers' institutes for public elementary school teachers in Ontario began to be implemented in the middle of the nineteenth century as a result of the efforts of Egerton Ryerson Superintendent of Schools for Canada West as Ontario was then known. They were based on similar practices that Ryerson had observed on an educational tour in 1845 during…
Descriptors: State Officials, Teacher Attendance, Foreign Countries, Teacher Certification
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Monteiro, Maria Iolanda; Bueno, Belmira Oliveira – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2008
Significant changes have marked Brazilian education in the period focused on by this research. Aiming to understand the configurations of the teaching profession in that period, this work focuses on the issue of the school success in the area of literacy by means of an analysis of the practices of literacy teachers who were at work between the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy, Teacher Characteristics, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Woodin, Tom – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2008
Since the early 1970s adult literacy projects and classes have developed and published student writing in the UK. Early practitioners responded to the dearth of suitable learning materials and aimed to nurture hidden voices "from below" through a democratic educational process. Based on reading student written publications as well as…
Descriptors: Student Publications, Adult Education, Literacy Education, Adult Literacy
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Omolewa, Michael – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2007
This study attempts to draw attention to the hitherto neglected, but important, subject of how the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), as a network and promoter of other networks, has sought to foster the spirit of cooperation, understanding and partnership among its various Member States through…
Descriptors: Organizations (Groups), Conferences, Workshops, Seminars
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White, Margaret – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2007
Within the discourse of the New Education Fellowship (NEF) in Australia in the mid-twentieth century, active engagement in creative recreation and discussion of social and political issues was highly valued. Members were exhorted to traverse personal boundaries by participating in practical and creative arts. In this discourse, NEF Creative Arts…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychiatry, Political Issues, Summer Schools