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Whitehead, Kay – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2018
This article focuses on the work of three British Women Education Officers (WEOs) in Nigeria as the colony was preparing for independence. Well-qualified and progressive women teachers, Kathleen Player, Evelyn Clark (née Hyde), and Mary Hargrave (née Robinson), were appointed as WEOs in 1945, 1949, and 1950 respectively. I argue that the three…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Progressive Education, Womens Education
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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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Kakkar, Ankur – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2017
As the British expanded their dominions in India, political and administrative needs made it imperative for them to acquire more information about their subjects. Hence, systematic and meticulous surveys began to be commissioned by the East India Company as it assumed charge of educating the natives. These surveys were an integral part of what…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Surveys, Indians, Foreign Policy
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Bilsel, Nilay; Dinçyürek, Özgür – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2017
This paper examines how politics have shaped Turkish Cypriot educational institutions and school buildings in Cyprus, focusing on the British colonial period (1878-1960). Unlike other British colonies, Cyprus enjoyed considerable autonomy on educational matters in the early decades of British occupation. During this period education, which was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Buildings, Foreign Policy, Educational History
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Sutcliffe, Marcella P. – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2016
This paper focuses on the reading and educational practices of common soldiers during the First World War. It argues that the question of how war libraries were imagined and constructed by civilians needs to be framed in the larger context of pre-war Edwardian debates surrounding the "value of books" in society. Indeed, it was within…
Descriptors: War, World History, Reading Habits, Educational Practices
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McClellan, Ann K. – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2016
Applying the critical lenses of feminism, autographical theory and literary analysis, this essay performs a triple reading of Vera Brittain's multi-genre writings about gender, war,and university education. Focusing specifically on "The Dark Tide" (1923), "Testament of Youth" (1933) and "The Women of Oxford" (1960),…
Descriptors: War, World History, Autobiographies, Fiction
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Burke, Catherine – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2013
This article reports on the opening up of a new, rich seam of interdisciplinary research that brings together historians of education with historians of art and architecture to examine the meaning and incidence of "The Decorated School". It examines the origins of the idea of art as educator in the nineteenth century and discusses how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Art History, Educational Facilities Design
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Roberts, Siân – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2013
In the late 1930s the Spanish Civil War captured the international imagination to an extraordinary degree. As in other countries British men and women were moved to intervene directly and the memory of the war, and of British participation in it, has held an enduring appeal in the UK. The Civil War was also notable for its use of the visual as a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Activism, War, Propaganda
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Grosvenor, Ian – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2009
In recent years geographical concepts and the geography lexicon have been used in different disciplines to explore the diffusion and circulation of ideas and it is increasingly commonplace for academics to speak of a "geography of knowledge". Little systematic work has been undertaken by historians of education using spatialised…
Descriptors: Urban Youth, Children, Foster Care, At Risk Persons
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Goodman, Joyce; McCulloch, Gary; Richardson, William – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2009
This article presents a collection of work that grew out of an international symposium sponsored by the History of Education Society UK and held in Hamburg in 2007. The symposium aimed to contribute to understandings of different approaches to researching the extent to which education has contributed historically to social change in respect of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Conferences (Gatherings), Educational History, Foreign Policy
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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