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School Experiment Fails
In May 1921 an Amsterdam schoolteacher, Jan Ceton, went to Soviet Russia to carry out research. As a communist, Ceton was...
Bathing in Public
Workers’ dwellings seldom, if ever, had a bathroom. At the beginning of the twentieth century, public bathhouses were therefore...
Educational Publishers in 19th Century Russia
Posrednik and Svobodnoe SlovoThose who were not, like the Narodniki, directly concerned with spurring the Russian people to...
Kees Boeke
On Friday 11 January 2013, Daniela Hooghiemstra defended her dissertation De geest in dit huis is liefderijk. Het leven en De...
The Right to Learn
South Africa's school system reflected the apartheid policy. During the 1970s and 80s many student strikes, boycotts, and violent...
Healthy Country Air
The first open air schools in Holland arose in the vicinity of sanatoria and health institutes for children recovering of...
Modern School
Francisco Ferrer Guardia (1859-1909) was a freemason, an atheist and a radical educational reformer who felt affinity with...
Educating the Communists of Tomorrow
In the 40s, Turkey experimented with elevating the education level in the countryside. `Village institutes' (Köy enstitüleri)...
Doing Sums
An ambitious student named Hendrick Swaen started a new arithmetic exercise book on 30 November 1694. On the front page Hendrick...
Soviet Education 1921
Three Dutch schoolteachers took a research trip to Soviet Russia in May 1921 and took many pictures.As communists they were...
Schijfsma-Reydon Archive
Letters from a Javanese princessPrincess Kaïda was born on 11 December 1893 as the daughter of the Javanese prince Notodirodjo....
De man die alles wist. Leven en werk van Athanasius Kircher (1602-1680)
Beroemd en gevierd tijdens zijn leven, vergeten na zijn dood - de naam Athanasius Kircher zegt tegenwoordig maar weinig mensen...
Vrouwen beste rekenaars
Vrouwen in de Lage Landen stonden vanaf de Late Middeleeuwen tot ongeveer 1800 aan de wereldtop qua rekenvaardigheid. De...
Learning on the Shop Floor
Apprenticeship or vocational training is a subject of lively debate. Economic historians tend to see apprenticeship as a purely...
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