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Reformatories: another side of the history of education

My research is concerned with the discursive construction of discipline through the history of schools – particularly state schools. I write about those children who are in mind in public discussions around ‘school children’. 141 more words


What does it mean to be an educated person? An historical overview.

By Natalie Woods


Plato, Aristotle, and Rousseau associated the aims of education with beliefs about society, reason and emotion, and knowledge and freedom. Their treatment of these themes profoundly influenced ideals of the ‘educated person’ that emerged in the West during the 19th century. 9,671 more words


Private Domestic Tutors: Sitting Below the Salt in Early Modern England

I am delighted to welcome back historian John Polsom-Jenkins with a post about private domestic tutors in the seventeenth century. Tyburn‘s hero, Nick, works as a tutor in the Earl of Hereford’s household, and this part of Nick’s story was based on his research into the lives of tutors during this period, so we owe him a great deal! 1,290 more words

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Threatened by Prejudices: French Revolutionary Textbooks

by guest contributor Hannah Malcolm

During the French Revolution, statesmen faced the task of altering society in order to preserve the new Republic, which entailed developing a politics of… 1,656 more words

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Morals and Manners

A few months ago I wrote a post for my local historical society’s blog about the Good Manners charts which were once a prominent feature of every Queensland State School classroom. 269 more words


Photographic Evidence

In my PhD thesis I explore the development of school discipline through Queensland’s history to the present day. One of the most fascinating forms of evidence I have uncovered to date has been school photographs. 491 more words