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Zhou, Ying – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2021
The nature of the New Policies in China (1901-1911) has been hotly debated for decades. While scholars doubt the sincerity of the Qing government in their pursuit of constitutional reform, there is a general agreement on the high quality of their educational reform. Some even consider their educational innovations as "genuine reform" but…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Political Attitudes, Educational History, Foreign Countries
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Oelkers, Jürgen – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2020
The article will discuss some central relations between political authoritarianism and right-wing education in the interwar period. Then it is asked why these concepts and powers are renewed in today' s politics and education. And in the end it shows what research gaps exist and how the articles of this special issue could fill them.
Descriptors: Authoritarianism, Educational History, Political Attitudes, War
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Nishida, Yukiyo – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2019
This study examines how origami has been implemented, practised, and developed in the early childhood education of Japan over the past 140 years. Historically speaking, paper-folding has been part of Japanese symbolic art, craft culture, and religious ceremonial artefacts since paper and paper-folding techniques were first imported from China…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Educational Philosophy, Handicrafts, Asian Culture
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Milewski, Patrice; Ydesen, Christian; Andreasen, Karen E. – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2019
This article compares and contrasts the use of mental testing and the formation of educational streaming in Denmark and Ontario during the interwar years. In this sense, the article adds nuances to the meaning of internationalism as well as contributing to our knowledge about how ideas of testing practices circulated among countries and…
Descriptors: Barriers, Foreign Countries, International Education, Correlation
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Vamos, Agnes – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2018
Through the example of the establishment, functioning, and closing of bilingual schools during the Soviet occupation of Hungary, this paper aims to introduce this segment of public education in Central-Eastern Europe. In the period between 1945 and 1989, the learning of Russian as a compulsory subject was introduced, teaching other languages was…
Descriptors: Hungarian, Language of Instruction, Russian, Bilingual Schools
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Grosvenor, Ian; Pataki, Gyöngyvér – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2017
In "Radical Education and the Common School" (2011), Michael Field and Peter Moss argue for a radical alternative to the failed and dysfunctional contemporary discourse about education and the school with its focus on markets, competition, instrumentality, standardisation, and managerialism. They argue that it is necessary, if we are to…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational History, Educational Attitudes, Educational Change
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Beauvais, Clémentine – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2016
This article pays attention to the regional embeddedness of early research on giftedness, looking principally at the works of Lewis Terman and his peers, between the 1910s and 1930s. The rhetoric, ideology, and aesthetics of giftedness in those early works were, I argue, stamped by the context and imaginary of Progressive-Era California and shaped…
Descriptors: Gifted, Aesthetics, Geographic Regions, Educational History
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Oelsner, Veronica – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2013
This article focuses on the reforms in the field of vocational education, as well as on representations related to work, in Argentina during Peron's political leadership. In the framework of far-reaching economic reforms and social transformations, while in the position of secretary of labour (1943-1945) Peron started a vocational education…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, Cultural Awareness, Educational History
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Scholliers, Peter – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2013
This paper addresses the question of dissemination of nutritional knowledge in textbooks of household schools between 1890 and 1940. It starts by considering the nature of food recommendations in manuals that are used in Belgian household schools, and then deals with the sources that are referred to by those who give food advice, comparing the…
Descriptors: Educational History, Foreign Countries, Food, Eating Habits
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Goodman, Joyce – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2012
The article explores ways in which intellectual co-operation at the League of Nations [SDN] provided a space for the engagement of culturally elite women in intellectual co-operation circles in Geneva, Paris and a range of national contexts stretching across Europe, Latin America and Asia. It discusses the language of the "international mind" and…
Descriptors: Expertise, Females, International Cooperation, Foreign Countries
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Sedra, Paul – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2011
Through a close analysis of the links between nineteenth-century Protestant missionary thought and the British and Foreign School Society (BFSS) this article suggests that to distinguish Enlightenment educational and social reform from evangelism is mistaken. Emblematic of the social reform projects which emerged in England as responses to the…
Descriptors: Social Action, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Literacy