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Kuitert, Wybe – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2022
Child education and accompanying discourse in the seventeenth-century circles of Constantijn Huygens are thoroughly researched. But while children grow up, parents also learn and not only through their siblings. Some remarks about experiences that Huygens had outside the regular discourse on education can be made. Huygens' correspondence and his…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Gardening, Poetry
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Bianchini, Paolo – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2019
In the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, a number of Italian psychiatrists were convinced that medicine and education should work together to treat children with mental disabilities, then commonly defined as "feeble-minded". To this end they promoted the establishment of "Medico-Pedagogical Institutes", institutes,…
Descriptors: Psychiatry, Foreign Countries, Educational History, Psychiatric Hospitals
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Caruso, Marcelo – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2012
The article presents evidence of a shift in the conception of childhood towards communication, social intercourse and interaction as central forces in shaping children's identities in Spain during the last decades of the eighteenth century. Following a significant shift of meaning regarding the concept of children's "inclinations", the…
Descriptors: Children, Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Educational Environment
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Grossberg, Michael – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2011
American attitudes and policies toward children with disabilities changed significantly between the 1920s and the 1950s. Drawn from a larger study of the history of child protection in the United States, I argue that a redefinition of disabled children occurred in this era. Earlier fears that feeble-minded children posed a menace to American…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Children, Child Safety, Attitudes toward Disabilities
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Myers, Kevin – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2011
This article is an attempt to shed some further light on the people and the processes involved in the identification of mental deficiency in children and young people. In order to do this, it turns away from the themes that have been most prominent in the historiography to date: elite and professional ideas, parliamentary and public debates and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disability Identification, Clinical Diagnosis, Mental Retardation
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Morrison, Hugh – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2011
How late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Protestant children supported and interacted with foreign missions is still a relatively undeveloped field of scholarly research. Missionary societies actively recruited children's money, energy and sensibilities for the missionary cause. Sunday school pedagogy and rhetoric focused on cultivating a…
Descriptors: Protestants, Rhetoric, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis
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Biltereyst, Daniel – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2011
This paper was written as a response to the six main articles that appear in the special issue "Education in Motion: Producing Methodologies for Researching Documentary Film on Education." The afterword first tries to locate the special issue in a wider debate on the reassessment of the relationship between film, children and education. The…
Descriptors: Documentaries, Films, Children, Education
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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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Graham, Jeanine – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2008
Drawing on school histories, published adult recollections, oral interviews and children's letters, this article explores how the lives of young New Zealanders were affected by contemporary attitudes and activities during World War I in a country far removed from the actual theatre of war. Particular emphasis is given to school-related…
Descriptors: War, World History, Educational History, Context Effect
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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
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Armitage, Marc – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2005
Since the very earliest times, schools have provided a place (the playground) and a time (playtimes) in which children can have time away from the direct involvement of adults and formal learning. Although the basic design of school grounds has changed in a number of ways over the years, from the subtle to the more direct, what effect these…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Design, Playgrounds, Play, Children