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Kennedy, Katharine – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2016
A crucial historical intersection of war and education asks how schooling contributed to convincing people to fight and to sacrifice their own lives, and those of their loved ones, in wars. This article addresses this question by asking how primary schools, in one country, namely Germany, over several tumultuous generations, used songs to teach…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Singing, War
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Milewski, Patrice – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2012
Following the end of World War I, the Ontario Department of Education initiated a series of reforms aimed at both elementary and secondary schooling. This article examines the reforms that were made to elementary school curriculum and pedagogy. These were initiated within the context of a call for a general reconstruction of education and society…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, War, Educational Change, Human Capital
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Bullynck, Maarten – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2008
With the introduction of arithmetic as a compulsory part of the elementary school curriculum in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Germany, textbooks and pedagogical methods were wanted. Relying on the traditions of the Rechenbucher and informed by the demand for method found in Wolffian style advanced textbooks, the first generation of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Curriculum, Educational History, Textbooks, Elementary Education