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Watras, Joseph – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2015
During the first years of the twentieth century, Christian missionaries tried to improve their efforts to bring the message of the Gospel to areas such as British Tropical Africa. The process stemmed from the World Missionary Conference in 1910 in Edinburgh, Scotland, where conference organisers used the then popular method of social surveys to…
Descriptors: Surveys, Educational Change, Educational History, Foreign Policy
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Kallaway, Peter – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2012
The advent of educational policy debate and educational research in the first half of the twentieth century is part of the quest for respectability and influence in the social sciences. There was an increasing quest for "objective" methodologies and data as missionary societies, philanthropic foundations and governments sought reliable…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Philanthropic Foundations, Anthropology, Foreign Countries
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Madeira, Ana Isabel – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2011
This article aims to offer another reading of the Portuguese civilising process in Africa on the basis of an analysis of a set of alternative sources and to explore the role of other educational configurations, beyond those of the public school and the religious missionary school, such as the civilising missions. With the creation of the Lay…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, Role of Education, Educational History
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Keshavjee, Rashida – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2010
This article discusses the denial of access to education to Ismaili Muslim women in colonial Kenya during the 1890s and the 1960s. The Ismailis were part of the "Asians" in Africa, a working class, religious, Muslim immigrant group from India, circumscribed by poverty and a traditional culture, the orthodox elements of which, with regard…
Descriptors: Asians, Working Class, Muslims, Females
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Watts, Ruth – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2009
This article discusses the effects of imperialism on British (or chiefly English) social life and education in the nineteenth century rather than examining the effects on the colonised as is usually done. It is shown that the nineteenth century was infused with different visual and written images which helped develop attitudes and ideas which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, Indigenous Populations, Group Dynamics
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Kuster, Sybille – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2007
The article discusses the dissemination and reception of a practice-oriented, community-centred approach to colonial education, which was derived from educational concepts developed for African-Americans in the United States around the turn of the twentieth century. This approach--which came to be known as "Phelps-Stokesism"--gained wide…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Educational Change
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Madeira, Ana Isabel – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2005
This article draws a comparison between the Portuguese in relation to British and French discourses on overseas educational policies at the turn of the nineteenth to the twentieth century until the 1930s. It focuses on three main colonial educational dynamics: school expansion (comparing the public and private sectors); State-Church relations…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, Ideology
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Kallaway, Peter – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2005
Contemporary educational policy discourse in South Africa that seeks to serve the poor and address equity issues needs to engage with the roots of twentieth-century social reform debates if it meets its goals. One of the weaknesses of the templates for reform at the present time is that they often fail to engage with progressive traditions which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Equal Education, Social Action