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Why was modern school system created?

These days we take education somewhat for granted in many parts of the world and perhaps rightly so. But I decided to go way back and inspect historical reasons for why the modern school system was created in the 18th and 19th century in Europe. 370 more words


Humanist Pedagogy and New Media

by contributing editor Robby Koehler

Writing in the late 1560s, humanist scholar Roger Ascham found little to praise in the schoolmasters of early modern England.  In his educational treatise… 1,486 more words

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Coeducation, Naked Swimming, and a Little History of Chicago Education

This DNAInfo piece looks back on the gender integration of one of Chicago’s math-and-science focused secondary schools, Lane Tech.

Here’s a key passage that helps explain the need for integration—beyond mere legal considerations: 339 more words

Writing the History of University Coeducation

by Emily Rutherford

When Yung In Chae told me that she was going to Nancy Malkiel’s book talk, I begged her to cover it for the blog. 1,453 more words

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Teenfictions Project featured in University of Winchester Research Gallery

Our project was included in an exhibition showcasing research at the University of Winchester. The exhibit featured in the university’s Research and Engagement Week… 26 more words

School Fiction

Paulo Freire: Pedagogy of the Oppressed

By Richard McCance

A seminal work in the theory of Critical Pedagogies, Paulo Freire’s “Pedagogy of the Oppressed” is essential reading for anyone interested in Critical Theory and those concerned with Social Justice, Radical Democratic Humanism and the transformation of our current social constraints. 1,295 more words


Education in Germany – a long march uphill

If you believe that Germans have massive bowls of freshly-prepared muesli for breakfast, march through the forests and up the mountains in ergonomic sandals and up and down cold water-basins barefoot, and are partial to extremely emotional music about love and death – you are right. 381 more words

History Of Education