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Dalakoura, Katerina – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2015
The paper presents one of the most prominent Greek women teachers and educators of the nineteenth century, and a leading figure of Greek women's education in Ottoman territory, Sappho Leontias (1830-1900). Within a transnational framework and based on the study of the writings of Sappho Leontias, the paper presents her educational views, theory…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Women Faculty, Womens Education, Educational History
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Bakker, Nelleke – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2015
This paper discusses the role brain disease has played in the discourse and practices of child scientists involved in the study of learning disabilities and behavioural disorders from the 1950s up to the mid-1980s, particularly in the Netherlands as part of a developing international scientific community. In the pre-ADHD era, when child sciences…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Disabilities, Brain, Neurological Impairments
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Wu, Meiyao – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2015
This paper investigates the transformation in the Zhou dynasty China (1046-256 BC) of the concept of education in relation to the process of social selection, which concerns the distribution both of knowledge and of social ranks. An approach in terms of historical semantics, mainly influenced by Luhmannian sociological theory with some reference…
Descriptors: Social Change, Foreign Countries, Semantics, Sociology
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Brühwiler, Ingrid – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2015
For centuries, teachers have complained about their salaries. In the Stapfer inquiry of 1799, some teachers made remarks about financial issues, particularly their low incomes. This inquiry is the main source for the arguments presented here regarding teachers' low salary during this period of the Helvetic Republic. The disparity between the…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Educational History, Income, Social Status
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Lundahl, Christian; Lawn, Martin – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2015
At the world exhibitions of the 1870s Sweden displayed a schoolhouse, with examples of teaching material and student work. How did Sweden ship an entire schoolhouse to these exhibitions? What impact did the schoolhouse have on visitors to the exhibition? The purpose of this article is to shed light on the transnational influences operating between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Case Studies, Global Approach
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Ní Bhroiméil, Úna – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2015
Alfred Mosely, a wealthy South African diamond mine owner and British industrialist, financed an Educational Commission that travelled to the United States during the winter of 1903. Its purpose was to ascertain how far education in the United States was responsible for the country's industrial progress, and its report was published in England in…
Descriptors: Masculinity, Reports, Gender Differences, Race
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Nishida, Yukiyo – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2015
This is a study of the contribution of Christian missionaries to kindergarten education in the Empire of Japan. The study concerns an American Missionary woman, Annie L. Howe (1852-1943) and her kindergarten in Kobe, Japan. Annie L. Howe had a great impact on the history of early childhood education and is still remembered as the "Mother of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Christianity, Kindergarten, Educational History
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van Drenth, Annemieke – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2015
Following Foucault's analysis of expanding psychiatric power, this article addresses the shift from psychiatry into pedagogy in interventions concerning children with mental problems in the nineteenth century. The aims of this article are twofold. First, to answer the question of how the notion of "idiocy" developed in the context of an…
Descriptors: Sensory Experience, Child Development, Educational History, Psychiatry
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Seltenreich, Yair – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2015
This article examines the need rural teachers felt for solitude and the place it took in their emotional world. Solitude was not seen by the teachers as a substitute for social life but, rather, considered as enriching it. Unlike loneliness, solitude was sought after and craved as it represented voluntary self-fulfilment in an environment that was…
Descriptors: Barriers, Social Isolation, Political Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Åkerlund, Andreas – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2015
This article analyses the teaching of Swedish language lecturers active in Germany during the first half of the twentieth century. It shows the centrality of literature and literary constructions and analyses images of Swedishness and the Swedish nation present in the teaching material of that time in relation to the national image present in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Textbooks, Transfer of Training
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Parker, Stephen G. – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2015
As part of its stated mission to Christianise Britain, from its earliest years the BBC broadcast religious programmes intended for a child audience. Directed at sites domestic and educational, these broadcasts constituted a means of the mediatisation of religion for children. This paper explores the work of the pioneer children's religious…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Education, Radio, Educational History
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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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Elmersjö, Henrik Åström – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2015
During the interwar period, a number of organisations started to look into education as part of an attempt to understand how nationalism was fuelled through education and to what extent it had forced the outbreak of the Great War. In response to nationalism and a perceived need for reformation of national narratives, the school subjects of history…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Educational Change, Educational History
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Dekker, Jeroen J.H. – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2015
The challenge of using images for the history of education and childhood will be addressed in this article by looking at them as representations. Central is the relationship between representations and reality. The focus is on the power of paintings as representations of aspects of realities. First the meaning of representation for images as…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Educational History, Painting (Visual Arts), Portraiture
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Hai, Alessandra Arce; Simon, Frank; Depaepe, Marc – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2015
This article seeks to analyse, comprehend and apprehend the appropriation processes of Ovide Decroly's ideas in Brazil through the translation of his books and that of Amélie Hamaïde into Portuguese. The article discusses the following questions. Why did Brazilian intellectuals and teachers need to import Decroly's ideas to be applied in Brazilian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Books, Translation, Educational History
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