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Golden, Deborah; Aviezer, Ora; Ziv, Yair – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2018
This paper focuses on the "Junkyard" ("chatzar grutaot")--a unique educational environment and practice developed in kindergartens on the Israeli kibbutz in the 1940s and 1950s, and still in wide use today in kibbutz kindergartens. The Junkyard, consisting of artefacts of the adult world that are no longer in use, is an…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Kindergarten, Interviews, Foreign Countries
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Luckey, Eric – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2018
This article reexamines the intellectual history of the first public kindergartens, established in St Louis, Missouri, by William Torrey Harris and Elizabeth Blow in 1873. This piece argues that historians have overlooked a critical influence on the establishment of the first public kindergartens; namely, Harris and Blow's conviction that…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Public Schools, Educational History, Educational Change
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Friedman, Michael – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2018
This article aims to present the transformations as well as the decline of the Froebelian occupation of paper folding that took place in Great Britain between 1851 and the 1920s. Froebel's original intention was to transmit implicit mathematical knowledge to be learnt by means of folding several shapes. In contrast to his account of paper folding,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Paper (Material), Incidental Learning
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Nishida, Yukiyo – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2015
This is a study of the contribution of Christian missionaries to kindergarten education in the Empire of Japan. The study concerns an American Missionary woman, Annie L. Howe (1852-1943) and her kindergarten in Kobe, Japan. Annie L. Howe had a great impact on the history of early childhood education and is still remembered as the "Mother of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Christianity, Kindergarten, Educational History