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Notes on Hofstadter's Philosophy of Education: Relevant Higher Ed Points

In the course of thinking about Richard Hofstadter’s philosophy of education (broadly), I just reread his 1968 Columbia University commencement address.[1] The primary existential event in relation to his address was the “forcible occupation” of Columbia buildings by war protestors. 604 more words

Brief History of Education in the Caribbean

In Barbados from as early as 1686 (Gordon, 1963) Charity and Free schools opened their doors to what we could consider the beginning of public education in the Caribbean. 1,237 more words

Caribbean Education

A little Christmas Box just for you!

Christmas, as is celebrated today, has its origins in the Victorian period thanks to Prince Albert bringing to England the German tradition of a Christmas tree lit with candles. 429 more words

Library And Archives

Finland's 100 years of independence

Today Finland celebrates its centenary. I thought it appropriate to look into some important Finnish basic education reforms made in the course of the past 100 years. 349 more words

Teaching In Finland

History of Education

As a result of the Penal Laws that were imposed on Catholics in Ireland from the 17th Century to the 19th Century, Catholic education was forbidden entirely. 664 more words


Dive into the sources: Talking women and literacy with Christoffer Åhlman

Most people understand that literacy can be a major source of socio-political power in the present time, and it is noticeable that literacy is often studied by social scientists. 1,546 more words

Early Modern History

“Whip top! Whip top!”: play throughout the seasons... and times

How would you find out about games and toys in former times? Are there instructions for families on how to make a spinning top or a rag doll? 407 more words

Curriculum Resources