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Caribbean Education at a Glance

From its inception, compulsory public education was created as a means of controlling the population. Not, as we are told from birth, as a means of upward mobility or to improve our standard of living. 680 more words

Caribbean Education

Opinion: Is Selective Education Harmful To A Nation? A Look At The History of British Education.

Recently there has been increased dissatisfaction of the education system in Europe and the United States. While the United States has had a long history of “public schools,” Britain was slow to move towards schools that educated many students. 1,293 more words


If it's summer, there must be conferences

Both Stephanie and Nancy are presenting papers at conferences this summer.

Stephanie offers a paper entitled “Independent  women:  education  and  economics  in  US  and  UK  early  twentieth  century,” which considers the relationship between education, economics and young women’s independence as it was presented to teenage readers of school and college fiction in the first fifty years of the twentieth century. 102 more words

School Fiction

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

Think Pieces

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