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Miquel Lara, Avelina; Sureda Garcia, Bernat; Comas Rubí, Francisca – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2018
During the Second Republic of Spain (1931-1939) and within the framework of ambitious social reform, the government of the "Generalitat" of Catalonia launched a social and educational assistance system. This new system would be independent, modern, and capable of surpassing the traditional welfare system based on religious charity that…
Descriptors: Social Change, Educational History, Foreign Countries, Welfare Services
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Vinovskis, Maris A. – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2015
Early American historians provided the public and policy-makers with information about US history that provided both entertainment and policy suggestions. As American historians became more professionalised in the early twentieth century, they concentrated more on their own scholarly concerns and less on policy-relevant writings. In recent…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational History, United States History, Historians
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Whitehead, Kay – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2012
Using a transnational framework, this paper focuses on four graduates of Gipsy Hill Training College (GHTC) for nursery school teachers in London, United Kingdom, in the early to mid-twentieth century. Firstly, I explore GHTC's progressive ideals and highlight ways in which its principal, Lillian de Lissa, encouraged students to "think…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teachers, Females, Nursery Schools
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Williams, Keith – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2012
In October 2010 the government confirmed it would introduce a "pupil premium" payable to schools with disadvantaged pupils. This shift towards resourcing by group rather than area may mark the closing of another chapter in efforts to produce a more meritocratic education system utilising what might be termed "intermediate"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disadvantaged Schools, Educational Change, Resource Allocation
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Palmer, Amy – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2011
Prior to the outbreak of the Second World War, successive presidents and officials at the Board of Education made it clear that they believed there were three types of children in Britain--those who needed nursery schools to rescue them from degradation, those for whom a less expensive nursery class would do the job adequately and those who would…
Descriptors: Nursery Schools, School Districts, Foreign Countries, Educational History
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Olofsson, Ake – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2008
The present paper reports some observations on pre-school children's spontaneous as well as adult-supported spelling behaviour and makes comparisons between aspects of these early literacy activities and some features of spellings from mostly twelfth- to fourteenth-century Norwegian runic inscriptions. The runic inscriptions originate from a…
Descriptors: Alphabets, Orthographic Symbols, Emergent Literacy, Latin
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Vandenbroeck, Michel – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2006
The first Belgian creches for children from birth to three years of age date from the nineteenth century. From 1919, formal legislation on child care was developed. In the early twentieth century, the origins of Belgian childcare and in its initial legislation some core aspects of present-day child care policy and practice can be found. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Care, Public Policy, Legislation