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    History of education

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    • History of education by continent

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    • Affirmative action

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    • Ancient universities

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    • History books about education

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    • E-learning

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    • Education in the Joseon Dynasty

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    • Education museums

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    • Gender and education

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    • History of education

    • The systematic provision of learning techniques to most children, such as literacy, has been a development of the last 150 or 200 years, or even last 50 years in some countries. Schools for the young have historically been supplemented with advanced training for priests, bureaucrats and specialists. Starting in ab ... Read »


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    • Affirmative action

    • Affirmative action (known as reservation in India and Nepal and positive discrimination in the UK; also known in a narrower context as employment equity in Canada and South Africa) is the policy of favoring members of a disadvantaged group who suffer or have suffered from discrimination within a culture. Often, these p ... Read »


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    • Ancient higher-learning institutions

    • A variety of ancient higher-learning institutions were developed in many cultures to provide institutional frameworks for scholarly activities. These ancient centres were sponsored and overseen by courts; by religious institutions, which sponsored cathedral schools, monastic schools, and madrasas; by scientific institu ... Read »


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    • Calmecac

    • The Calmecac ("the house of the lineage", [kalˈmekak]) was a school for the sons of Aztec nobility (pÄ«piltin [piːˈpiɬtin]) in the Late Postclassic period of Mesoamerican history, where they would receive rigorous religious and military training. The two main primary sources for information on the calmeca ... Read »


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    • Dame school

    • A Dame school was an early form of a private elementary school in English-speaking countries. They were usually taught by women and were often located in the home of the teacher. Dame schools were first mentioned in literature in the 16th century. They were private schools at the lowest end of the spectrum. The es ... Read »


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    • Education in the Age of Enlightenment

    • The Age of Enlightenment, dominated advanced thought in Europe from about the 1650s to the 1780s. It developed from a number of sources of “new” ideas, such as challenges to the dogma and authority of the Catholic Church and by increasing interest in the ideas of science, in scientific methods. In philosophy, ... Read »


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    • Education reform

    • Education reform is the name given to the goal of changing public education. Historically, reforms have taken different forms because the motivations of reformers have differed. However, since the 1980s, education reform has been focused on changing the existing system from one focused on inputs to one focused on outpu ... Read »


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    • Elementary school

    • Elementary school is a school for students at their first school years, before they enter secondary education. The exact ages vary by country. Elementary school is usually part of the compulsory education, especially in the Western countries. (Scotland) leave nursery age 4 and start primary school for the next 7 yea ... Read »


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    • Emile, or On Education

    • Emile, or On Education

      Emile, or On Education or Émile, or Treatise on Education (French: Émile, ou De l’éducation) is a treatise on the nature of education and on the nature of man written by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, who considered it to be the "best and most important" of all his writings. Due to a section of the book entitled ... Read »


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    • English-medium education

    • An English-medium education system is one that uses English as the primary medium of instruction—particularly where English is not the mother tongue of the students. Initially associated with the expansion of English from its homeland in England and the lowlands of Scotland and its spread to the rest of Great Bri ... Read »


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    • Faculty of Arts

    • A Faculty of Arts is a university division specializing in teaching in areas traditionally classified as "arts" for academic purposes, generally including creative arts, writing, philosophy, and humanities. It was one of the four traditional divisions of the teaching bodies of medieval universities, the others being La ... Read »


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    • Female education

    • Female education is a catch-all term for a complex set of issues and debates surrounding education (primary education, secondary education, tertiary education, and health education in particular) for girls and women. It includes areas of gender equality and access to education, and its connection to the alleviation of ... Read »


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    • History of education in Missouri

    • The History of education in Missouri deals with schooling Over two centuries, from the settlements In the early 19th century to the present. It covers students, teachers, schools, and educational policies. The small historically French settlements that became part of the United States in 1803 have limited schoolin ... Read »


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    • History of legal education in Serbia

    • The roots of law, legal thought and education in Serbia go back to the 13th century. This is owed to Rastko Nemanjić, who was declared a saint under the name St. Sava. Rastko, the brother of the first Serbian king Stefan Nemanjić, was the founder of not only the ecclesiastical independence ( of the Serbian church ... Read »


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    • History of school counseling

    • The history of school counseling around the world varies greatly based on how different countries and local communities have chosen to provide academic, career, college readiness, and personal/social skills and competencies to K-12 children and their families based on economic and social capital resources and public ve ... Read »


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    • Humboldtian model of higher education

    • The Humboldtian model of higher education (German: Humboldtisches Bildungsideal, literally: Humboldtian education ideal) is a concept of academic education that emerged in the early 19th century and whose core idea is a holistic combination of research and studies. Sometimes called simply the Humboldtian Model, it inte ... Read »


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    • Jewish quota

    • Jewish quota was a type of racial quota stipulating a certain set percentage that limited the number of Jews in various establishments. In particular, in 19th and 20th centuries some countries had Jewish quotas for higher education, a special case of Numerus clausus. Jewish educational quotas could be statewide law or ... Read »


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    • Legacy preferences

    • Legacy preference or legacy admission is a preference given by an institution or organization to certain applicants on the basis of their familial relationship to alumni of that institution, with college admissions being the field in which legacy preferences are most controversially used. (Students so admitted are refe ... Read »


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    • List of abandoned education methods

    • This is a list of education practices (sometimes called fads) which have been replaced by or abandoned in favor of newer (or older) practices. To maintain a balanced point of view, each example should provide a source showing that the practice was abandoned or replaced. A practice abandoned by one school, for example r ... Read »


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    • Deborah Meier

    • Deborah Meier (born April 6, 1931) is an American educator often considered the founder of the modern small schools movement. After spending several years as a kindergarten teacher in Chicago, Philadelphia and then New York City, in 1974 Meier became the founder and director of the alternative Central Park East school, ... Read »


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    • Willy Moog

    • Willy Moog (also: Wilhelm or Willi Moog; born 22 January 1888 in Neuengronau (community of Sinntal) – 24 October 1935 in Braunschweig) was a German philosopher and educator. Willy Moog studied from 1906 to 1909 in Berlin, Munich and Gießen; his areas of primary focus were Germanic Studies and Philosophy. H ... Read »


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    • Nation (university)

    • Student nations or simply nations (Latin: natio meaning "being born") are regional corporations of students at a university. Once widespread across Europe in medieval times, they are now largely restricted to the oldest universities of Sweden and Finland, in part because of the violent conflicts between the nations in ... Read »


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    • Normal school

    • A normal school is a school created to train high school graduates to be teachers. Most such schools are now denominated "teachers' colleges". In 1685, St. Jean-Baptiste de La Salle, founder of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, founded what is generally considered the first normal school, the à ... Read »


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    • Numerus clausus

    • Numerus clausus ("closed number" in Latin) is one of many methods used to limit the number of students who may study at a university. In many cases, the goal of the numerus clausus is simply to limit the number of students to the maximum feasible in some particularly sought-after areas of studies. However, in some case ... Read »


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    • One-room school

    • One-room schools were commonplace throughout rural portions of various countries, including Prussia, Norway, Sweden, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Spain. In most rural (country) and small town schools, all of the students met in a single room. There, a single teache ... Read »


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    • Pit school

    • A pit school was a covert school for African American children from the time when they were prevented from receiving an education due to repression and lack of freedom of assembly. These schools were held at night. A pit would be dug and covered over. A pit school is referred to in the book Nightjohn by Gary Paulsen. ... Read »


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    • Raising of school leaving age

    • The raising of school leaving age (often shortened to ROSLA) is an act brought into force when the legal age a child is allowed to leave compulsory education increases. In most countries, the school leaving age reflects when young people are seen to be mature enough within their society, but not necessarily when they a ... Read »


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    • Ratio Studiorum

    • The Ratio atque Institutio Studiorum Societatis Iesu (The Official Plan for Jesuit Education), often abbreviated as Ratio Studiorum (Latin: Plan of Studies), was a document that standardized the globally influential system of Jesuit education in 1599. It was a collection of regulations for school officials and teachers ... Read »


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    • Regent master

    • Regent master (Magister regens) was a title conferred in the medieval universities upon a student who had acquired a master's degree. The degree meant simply the right to teach, the Licentia docendi, a right which could be granted, in the University of Paris, only by the Chancellor of the Cathedral of Notre Dame, or th ... Read »


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    • Sand table

    • Sand table is a term for using constrained sand for modeling or educational purposes. The original version of a sand table may be the abax used by early Greek students. An abax was a table covered with frogs commonly used by students, particularly in Greece, to perform studies such as writing, geometry, and calcul ... Read »


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    • Settlement movement

    • The settlement movement was a reformist social movement, beginning in the 1880s and peaking around the 1920s in England and the US, with a goal of getting the rich and poor in society to live more closely together in an interdependent community. Its main object was the establishment of "settlement houses" in poor urban ... Read »


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    • Settlement school

    • Settlement schools are social reform institutions established in rural Appalachia in the early 20th century with the purpose of educating mountain children and improving their isolated rural communities. Settlement schools have played an important role in preserving and promoting the cultural heritage of southern and ... Read »


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    • Sloyd

    • Sloyd (Slöjd), also known as Educational sloyd, is a system of handicraft-based education started by Uno Cygnaeus in Finland in 1865. The system was further refined and promoted worldwide, and was taught in the United States until the early 20th Century. It is still taught as a compulsory subject in Swedish and Norw ... Read »


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    • Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge

    • Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge

      The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (SPCK) is the oldest Anglican mission organisation. It was founded in 1698 by Thomas Bray (an Anglican priest), and a small group of friends. The most important early leaders were Anton Wilhelm Boehm and court preacher Friedrich Michael Ziegenhagen. The emphasis was on sett ... Read »


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    • Socratic method

    • Socratic method, also known as maieutics, method of elenchus, elenctic method, or Socratic debate, is a form of cooperative argumentative dialogue between individuals, based on asking and answering questions to stimulate critical thinking and to draw out ideas and underlying presumptions. It is a dialectical method, of ... Read »


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    • Student development theories

    • Student Development Theory refers to the body of educational psychology that theorizes how students gain knowledge in post-secondary educational environments. The earliest manifestation of student development theory — or tradition — in Europe was in loco parentis. Loosely translated, this concept refers ... Read »


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    • Student voice

    • Student voice is "any expression of any learner regarding anything related to education" and describes "the distinct perspectives and actions of young people throughout schools focused on education. Expert Dennis Harper writes, "Student voice is giving students the ability to influence learning to include policies, pro ... Read »


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    • Trivium

    • The Trivium is the lower division of the seven liberal arts and comprises grammar, logic, and rhetoric (input, process, and output). The trivium is implicit in the De nuptiis Philologiae et Mercurii ("On the Marriage of Philology and Mercury") by Martianus Capella, although the term was not used until the Carolingian ... Read »


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    • A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

    • A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: with Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects (1792), written by the 18th-century British proto-feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, is one of the earliest works of feminist philosophy. In it, Wollstonecraft responds to those educational and political theorists of the 18th century who d ... Read »


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    • History of virtual learning environments

    • A virtual learning environment (VLE) is a system that creates an environment designed to facilitate teachers' management of educational courses for their students, especially a system using computer hardware and software, which involves distance learning. In North America, a virtual learning environment is often referr ... Read »


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    • Volksschule

    • The German term Volksschule generally refers to compulsory education, denoting an educational institution every person (i.e. the people, Volk) is required to attend. In Germany and Switzerland it is equivalent to a combined primary (Grundschule and Primarschule, respectively) and lower secondary education (Hauptschule ... Read »


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