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Elementary and Secondary Education from World War II to the Threshold of Major Reform

William E. Ellis

in A History of Education in Kentucky

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813129778
eISBN:
9780813135724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813129778.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

From the beginning of World War II, elementary and secondary education in the Commonwealth of Kentucky struggled to keep up with national trends. Casting its lot with the South after the Civil War ... More


The Secondary Connection

R. D. Anderson

in Education and the Scottish People 1750–1918

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205159
eISBN:
9780191676529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205159.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The expansion of national systems of secondary and higher education was a general phenomenon between the middle of the nineteenth century and 1914 and has attracted more theoretical and comparative ... More


The Economy, the State and the Public

Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen

in Hunger and Public Action

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198283652
eISBN:
9780191596193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198283652.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Many of the arguments of the book are summarized, with a special emphasis on the role of public action (in a broad sense) to alleviate hunger. Early warning systems and employment provision plans are ... More


Elementary Music Education: Building Cultures and Practices

David J. Elliott

in Praxial Music Education: Reflections and Dialogues

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195385076
eISBN:
9780199865512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385076.003.15
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

In his praxial philosophy of music education, David Elliott argues that music education must embody the essence of music as a worldwide array of social-artistic practices, as something that people ... More


Sociology of Educational Inequality in India: A Critique and a New Research Agenda

Geetha B. Nambissan and S. Srinivasa Rao

in Sociology of Education in India: Changing Contours and Emerging Concerns

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198082866
eISBN:
9780199082254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082866.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter explores the sociological aspects of educational inequality in India. There is little coherent understanding of changing patterns of educational inequality, and few clear-cut pointers to ... More


Elementary and Secondary Education from the Progressive Era to World War II

William E. Ellis

in A History of Education in Kentucky

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813129778
eISBN:
9780813135724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813129778.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The period from the 1890s to 1920 is often termed the Progressive Era, and for good reason. Kentucky's common schools of the nineteenth century slowly evolved into the graded public schools of the ... More


Right to Development

Asha Bajpai

in Child Rights in India: Law, Policy, and Practice

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195670820
eISBN:
9780199082117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195670820.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter evaluates the rights of children to development. Basic education meets the fundamental learning needs of children, the youth, and adults. Early childhood development (ECD) and adult ... More


Teleological Minds: How Natural Intuitions about Agency and Purpose Influence Learning about Evolution

Deborah Kelemen

in Evolution Challenges: Integrating Research and Practice in Teaching and Learning about Evolution

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199730421
eISBN:
9780199949557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730421.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Natural selection is the process responsible for the functional adaptation of biological organisms. Despite its basic and applied scientific relevance, it remains one of the most widely misunderstood ... More


Experiences of Direct Support

Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen

in Hunger and Public Action

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198283652
eISBN:
9780191596193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198283652.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The strategy of support‐led security is examined, reflected in the experiences of some selected countries, in particular, Sri Lanka, Chile, and Costa Rica. This strategy is distinguished by the use ... More


Education, Culture, and Democracy

R. D. Anderson

in Education and the Scottish People 1750–1918

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205159
eISBN:
9780191676529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205159.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter looks selectively at what the experience of elementary education meant and what might it lead to. The first section discusses the development of educational techniques and of the ... More


Elementary and Secondary Education

William E. Ellis

in A History of Education in Kentucky

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813129778
eISBN:
9780813135724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813129778.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

It is stated that the typical public school on the eve of the Civil War was a one-room structure with one teacher. After the decline of the common schools during the Civil War, public education again ... More


Teaching Children Science: Hands-On Nature Study in North America, 1890-1930

Sally Kohlstedt

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226449906
eISBN:
9780226449920
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226449920.001.0001
Subject:
Education, History of Education

In the early twentieth century, a curriculum known as nature study flourished in major city school systems, streetcar suburbs, small towns, and even rural one-room schools. This object-based approach ... More


Educating the Masses

B. R. Nanda

in Gokhale: The Indian Moderates and the British Raj

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195647518
eISBN:
9780199081400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195647518.003.0035
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter focuses on Gokhale’s education policies. In 1910, at the very first meeting of the ‘reformed’ Imperial Council, Gokhale proposed that ‘a beginning should be made’ in the direction of ... More


Elementary Education: Outcomes and Policies

Arvind Panagariya, Pinaki Chakraborty, and M. Govinda Rao

in State Level Reforms, Growth, and Development in Indian States

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199367863
eISBN:
9780199367887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199367863.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The chapter begins by noting that while governments at all levels historically failed to give a big push to elementary and secondary education, the expenditure on elementary education has recently ... More


Revision of National Policy on Education, 1986

R.V. Vaidyanatha Ayyar

in History of Education Policymaking in India, 1947-2016

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199474943
eISBN:
9780199090891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199474943.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter describes the process of revising NPE, 1986, and offers an insightful account of the manner in which the Education Secretary Anil Bordia protected NPE, 1986, from the onslaught of the ... More


The Mendip Schools 1789–1795

Anne Stott

in Hannah More: The First Victorian

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199274888
eISBN:
9780191714962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274888.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In 1789, Hannah More and her sister Martha (Patty) founded a Sunday school at Cheddar — the first of a series of schools in the Mendips — which marked a significant advance of elementary education in ... More


Education after the “Lost Decade(s)”: Stability or Stagnation?

Peter Cave

in Capturing Contemporary Japan: Differentiation and Uncertainty

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838683
eISBN:
9780824868895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838683.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores certain lasting institutional arrangements and patterns of social interaction that characterize the Japanese school system from elementary to high school. More specifically, it ... More


Reviving Yehoshua b. Gamla’s Vision for Torah Education

Aaron Levine

in Economic Morality and Jewish Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199826865
eISBN:
9780190261368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199826865.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter explains the Milton Friedman's economic theory model for Jewish religious elementary education, proposing a set of standards for Torah elementary education and to fund poor families who ... More


Explaining Trends in High School Graduation: The Changing Elementary and Secondary Education Policy Landscape and Income Inequality over the Last Half Century

Leah Platt Boustan, Carola Frydman, and Robert A. Margo

in Human Capital in History: The American Record

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226163895
eISBN:
9780226163925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226163925.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Goldin and Katz (2008) document the key role that the educational attainment of native-born workers in the U.S. has played in determining changing returns to skill and income distribution in the ... More


Spatial Tools for Mathematical Thought

Kelly S. Mix

in The Spatial Foundations of Language and Cognition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199553242
eISBN:
9780191720444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553242.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Educators have long advocated the use of concrete models to teach mathematics. The impetus was to make abstract concepts accessible to young learners. However, research on their efficacy has been ... More


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