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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