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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
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Read, Jane – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2006
This article explores the process by which different elements of the material culture of educational settings, including learning tools, classroom design and other aspects of the physical environment that embody a particular educational philosophy, become transmuted when taken over by those with very different pedagogical aims. The article focuses…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Progressive Education, Schools, Kindergarten
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de Coninck-Smith, Ning – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2005
In 1946 the well-known Danish educator Sofie Rifbjerg (1886-1991) travelled for six months to the USA. The purpose of her trip was to study American developmental psychology. On her way she spent some time at the Institute of Child Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley. The institute had become famous because of its working on…
Descriptors: Study Centers, Child Welfare, Child Care Centers, Developmental Psychology