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De Wilde, Lieselot; Vanobbergen, Bruno – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2015
In the past decades, a body of international research concerning residential institutions for children emerged. This article focuses on the history of the Ghent orphanages (1945-1984). First, the population of the more than 1200 children and young people resident in the orphanages between 1945 and 1984 is analysed. This analysis illustrates a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Residential Institutions, Children, Educational History
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Thyssen, Geert – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2009
This article inserts the concept of risk in the context of open-air schools and investigates its implications, capacities and limits. It is contended that applying at-risk labels to pupils who attended open-air schools is itself a risky business. The category to some extent constitutes an anomaly within most open-air schools' histories, as much of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Labeling (of Persons), At Risk Persons
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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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Lohmann, Ingrid; Mayer, Christine – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2009
This introductory article provides the conceptual framework to integrate the following international contributions and their various historical, regional, institutional and cultural contexts. It does so by focusing mainly on three aspects: (1) Childhood and youth as social constructs, the varying classifications of these life phases, their…
Descriptors: Educational History, Child Development, Classification, At Risk Persons
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Kudlick, Catherine J. – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2009
This article reads two late nineteenth century short stories--one by Guy de Maupassant and the other by Louisa May Alcott--through the interpretive framework of Critical Disability Studies. It contrasts the traditional view of disability as a deficit or pathology that befalls certain unfortunate individuals with a newer one that understands it…
Descriptors: Literary Genres, Blindness, Attitudes toward Disabilities, At Risk Persons
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Jacobi, Juliane – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2009
In early modern times orphans have been children who could not expect sufficient support from their family because of lack of at least one parent, in most cases the father. This article will clarify of whom we are talking if we talk about orphans and what have been the conditions of living in a society which was organised by a high variety of…
Descriptors: Poverty, History, Children, At Risk Persons
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Dekker, Jeroen J. H. – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2007
In the first half of nineteenth-century Europe, the founding fathers of the philanthropic network developed a specific network for the care of children at risk. This network eventually resulted in institutionalized solutions for the care of these children. In this article, three topics are looked at: the meaning of the general concept of networks…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, At Risk Persons, Private Financial Support