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Dishon, Gideon – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2017
This article examines the ascendance of team sports as tools of "character building" in British Victorian public schools in the second half of the nineteenth century. The focus of this enquiry is the commonly overlooked pedagogical innovation underlying this process--the utilisation of "organised games" as educational tools.…
Descriptors: Team Sports, Educational History, Personality, Values Education
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Hoare, Lottie – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2017
This article examines John Newsom's contributions to non-fiction BBC radio and television coverage of education, poverty, and social disadvantage from 1934 to 1971. The correspondence and scripts concerning his BBC broadcasts for a domestic UK-based audience and an overseas audience are used as source material. Newsom is well known among…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Radio, Television, Educational History
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Palmer, Amy – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2017
Joseph King (1860-1943), known as the "Mad Hatter" because of his appearance and eccentric manner, was a man who cared very much about education in a wide range of arenas. He was a founder of Mansfield House University Settlement in London and of the peasant arts movement, both philanthropic organisations which aimed to improve the lot…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Personality, Politics of Education
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Parker, Stephen G. – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2015
As part of its stated mission to Christianise Britain, from its earliest years the BBC broadcast religious programmes intended for a child audience. Directed at sites domestic and educational, these broadcasts constituted a means of the mediatisation of religion for children. This paper explores the work of the pioneer children's religious…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Education, Radio, Educational History
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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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Burke, Catherine – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2014
Colin Ward (1924-2010) was an anarchist and educator who, together with Anthony Fyson, was employed as education officer for the Town and Country Planning Association in the UK during the 1970s. He is best known for his two books about childhood, "The Child in the City" (1978) and "The Child in the Country" (1988). The book he…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Books, Environmental Education
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Ressler, Patrick – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2013
The article investigates the spread of one of the first pedagogical concepts available worldwide during the first half of the nineteenth century: the monitorial system. Its wide diffusion depended, to a considerable extent, on the work of voluntary organisations. The article investigates the work of the two most important of these, the British and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Marketing, Educational History, Educational Change
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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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Mesquita, Leopoldo – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2012
The business side of the Lancasterian system of mass schooling has been highlighted by some researchers. However, this feature is usually considered of minor importance compared to other dimensions of that system, namely the social control role of popular education in early nineteenth-century Britain. The present surge of projects and mechanisms…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Popular Education, Social Control, Public Education
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Gardner, Philip – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2012
Following its late nineteenth-century emergence as an important element within federalist thinking across the British Empire, the idea of Greater Britain lost much of its political force in the years following the Boer War. The concept however continued to retain considerable residual currency in other fields of Imperial debate, including those…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Racial Identification, Foreign Countries, Educational History
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Warmington, Paul; Grosvenor, Ian – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2011
This article offers an analysis of "The Primary," a television documentary broadcast in the UK in 2008 as part of a BBC series exploring multicultural Britain. The film documents a term at an inner-city primary school. It depicts school leadership, cultural diversity, relationships between the school and the local community, pupils'…
Descriptors: Documentaries, Television, Cultural Differences, Foreign Countries
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Stewart, John – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2011
British child guidance was a form of psychiatric, preventive medicine for children and young people and centred, at least in principle, on specialist clinics led by psychiatrists. From small beginnings in the aftermath of the First World War, child guidance expanded steadily, in terms of both numbers of patients and numbers of clinics, and came to…
Descriptors: Welfare Services, Preventive Medicine, Parent Child Relationship, Adjustment (to Environment)
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Horne, Julia; Sherington, Geoffrey – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2010
This article introduces the notion of the "educational franchise" of Australia's public universities established in the mid-nineteenth century. In his recently published study of the public university and social access in the United States, John Aubrey Douglass suggests that from the mid-nineteenth century a social contract was formed…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Class, Social Stratification, Gender Issues
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Myers, Kevin – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2009
The experience of immigrants and ethnic minorities in post-war Europe represents a significant silence in the history of education in Europe. Published research in the field on this theme is negligible in quantity, and is largely restricted to brief and narrative descriptions of policy changes that are organised around concepts of assimilation,…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Minority Groups, Educational Experience, Acculturation
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Standish, Paul – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2008
In recent papers by Marc Depaepe and Daniel Trohler, philosophers of education are criticised for their tendency to address eternal questions in pursuit of timeless truths, with insufficient awareness of the genesis of the ideas they refer to and insensitivity to historical context. The suspicion of "presentism" in their approach is…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Rhetorical Criticism, Discourse Modes, Educational History
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