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Educating Workhouse Children

Educating Workhouse Children by Dr Lesley Hulonce In 1877 schools inspector, J. L. Clutterbuck, painted this rather weary and monotonous picture of workhouse education: The annals of workhouse schools, as a rule, are uneventful. Teachers come and go, and boards of...

‘Sight, Sound and Text in the History of Education’ HES 2016

Maria is a doctoral student at UCL Institute of Education under the supervision of Professor Gary McCulloch. Prior to commencing my research she worked in London comprehensive schools for thirty years. ‘Sight, Sound and Text in the History of Education’ was the theme...

What is YOUR story?

In a recent editorial in History of Education Researcher (May 2016), Rob Freathy and I examined the life of Lord Asa Briggs, focusing on his lesser known role as a code-breaker at Bletchley Park, and as a contributor to first ever edition of The History of Education....

What should the new HES website look like?

The History of Education Society’s website is being revamped to celebrate the Society’s 50th birthday in 2017. How do you want it to look? As one of the Society’s Peter Gosden Fellows, I’m looking for ideas and suggestions from current and prospective members about...

Open Access Book Publishing? Some frequently asked questions

What is open access? Open Access (OA) is a simple idea, but it’s also one that challenges our established norms of scholarly communication. Peter Suber (2012), who directs the Harvard Open Access Project, defines OA as making “research literature available online...

The 2015 History of Education Society conference: a view from the USA

The 2015 HES conference offered a wide variety of papers that focused on the relation among science, technology, material culture, and education. As an overseas delegate, I am always struck by the cordiality of the conference, which welcomes researchers at all levels...

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