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general education

An education designed to support the development of the learner as an individual, rather than to equip him or her with specific, vocationally related skills. In this sense, a general ...

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A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Education
Length:
217 words

... education An education designed to support the development of the learner as an individual, rather than to equip him or her with specific, vocationally related skills. In this sense, a general education may be defined as developmental rather than instrumental. It is a term which is often used in differentiating an academic route, such as that represented by General Certificate of Secondary Education and Advanced Level , from a vocational route, for example through the various levels of National Vocational Qualifications . A general education may...

General Education Board

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Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
633 words

... Education Board . The General Education Board ( GEB ) was established in 1903 with a $1 million gift from the white industrialist and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller . The goal of the board was to aid education in the United States “without distinction of race, sex, or creed.” The GEB initially concentrated on improving the education of African Americans in the South. Its early work entailed grants for building and endowment of schools, colleges, and universities, and for teacher training, certification, and salaries. In order to tailor the...

General Certificate of Education

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A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Education
Length:
169 words

... Certificate of Education ( GCE ) In 1951 two levels of public examinations were introduced: the GCE Ordinary Level and the GCE Advanced Level (A level). The former was designed as a school-leaving examination to replace the School Certificate . It remained in place through the raising of the school-leaving age to 16, until it was replaced in turn by the General Certificate of Secondary Education in 1988 . Its international reputation, however, has led to continuing demand for the qualification overseas, particularly on the Indian...

General Certificate of Secondary Education

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A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Education
Length:
350 words

... Certificate of Secondary Education ( GCSE ) Introduced in 1988 to replace both the General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level and the Certificate of Secondary Education with one unified examination syllabus. Nevertheless, the GCSE still originally offered the opportunity for differentiation by task through the introduction of tiering, an approach which was discontinued under the reforms announced in 2013 , as was the regulation that allowed for GCSE candidates to be assessed in all subjects through a combination of coursework and end...

Tradition and Change in the Curriculum of Liberal or General Education

Tradition and Change in the Curriculum of Liberal or General Education   Reference library

D. G. Mulcahy

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2021
Subject:
Social sciences, Education
Length:
7,881 words

...America . It is also how general education was understood in the influential Harvard report of 1945 , General Education in a Free Society ( Harvard University, 1945 ). For his part, Harry S. Broudy used the terms “liberal education” and “general education” interchangeably ( 1988 , pp. 9–10), as did Harold Henderson and Barry Smith when they wrote that the problem of general or liberal education is one of the central controversies in educational thought ( Henderson & Smith, 2002 , p. 1). Here I also use these terms interchangeably. Over time different...

General Certificate of Education

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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
28 words
General Certificate of Education

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
58 words
general education

general education  

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An education designed to support the development of the learner as an individual, rather than to equip him or her with specific, vocationally related skills. In this sense, a general education may be ...
General Certificate of Education

General Certificate of Education  

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(GCE)In 1951 two levels of public examinations were introduced: the GCE Ordinary Level and the GCE Advanced Level (A level). The former was designed as a school‐leaving examination to replace the ...
General Education Board

General Education Board  

The General Education Board (GEB) was established in 1903 with a $1 million gift from the white industrialist and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller. The goal of the board was to ...
General Certificate of Secondary Education

General Certificate of Secondary Education  

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(GCSE)Introduced in 1988 to replace both the General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level and the Certificate of Secondary Education with one unified examination syllabus. Nevertheless, the GCSE ...
India and English Government

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Sir Sayyid Ahmad Khān

Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
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1,307 words
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Oxford University Press

...over India, the Mutiny of 1857, had passed. We attributed it to want of education in India, and to the fact that the Indians did not understand what right the Government, whose subjects we are, had upon us, and what was our duty towards it. Combined with these was the want of intercourse between the rulers and the ruled for want of education. By this time universities were established in India with the object of imparting high education. Most of the statesmen approved of high education and considered it the duty of Government, while a few of them were against...

Education

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David Hey

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
4,295 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

... The history of education at a local and regional level has attracted a great deal of attention, ranging from booklets on small schools to specialist articles and lengthy monographs. Much of the local research has been of an antiquarian nature. For a pioneering and stimulating general survey which relates the history of education to the political, social, and economic history of the nation at large, see W. H. G. Armytage , Four Hundred Years of English Education (1964). A number of present‐day schools can trace their history back to the later Middle...

Education

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
Length:
5,267 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

... In Romantic-period parlance, the words ‘education’ and ‘culture’ had similar connotations and could be used interchangeably. The association of educative processes with the cultivation of human faculties suggests that much more was envisaged in the term ‘education’ than institutional instruction or learning. It was a term that could include the operation and application of much wider environmental influences, within nature as well as society, from earliest childhood onwards. This was certainly the general understanding—for all the differences in their...

Women

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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5,844 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...current of her day, her view of the relationship between the specific duties of women, such as between their independence from men and their claim to citizenship, did not achieve the same general acceptance. For her, the question of female citizenship remained central, connected in the Vindication with every discussion of women's education, work, and motherhood. In order to render women's ‘private virtue a public benefit’, she argued, women needed ‘a civil existence in the state’, whether they were married or single, both as a means of improving their...

Islam and Modernity

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Fazlur Rahman

Liberal Islam: A Sourcebook

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Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
Length:
11,833 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...as touched by traditional education, remain forever irreconcilably estranged from modern learning.” 4 In the same work he quotes Muhammad ‘Abduh [Egyptian modernist, 1849–1905] as saying to him, after bemoaning the plight of al-Azhar [University in Cairo], about the Egyptian products of Western education, “These are even more misguided.” 5 This dilemma that characterized education in the days of Shibli and ‘Abduh in the “forward” lands of Islam—lands that had a highly developed traditional education as well as a recently...

The Twentieth Century

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Brian M. Short

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
6,083 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...by taking advantage of the grants available under the 1923–4 Housing Act. Useful, too, are the various deliberations of the many Finance, General Purposes, and Planning Committees of the 1920s and 1930s which can now be consulted locally. What does the modern historian make, for example, of the en masse approval of 1 500 houses in one set of Bexley Urban District Council minutes in September 1930 ? Education, leaving more sources than any other local authority function at this time, is especially rich in local source material. A huge amount of...

44 The History of the Book in Australia

44 The History of the Book in Australia   Reference library

Ian Morrison

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
6,163 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
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...works such as the Australian Dictionary of Biography ) and the University of Queensland Press (which played a leading role in promoting the work of new poets and novelists, most famously Peter Carey, David Malouf, and Michael Dransfield) became major players in both the general and education markets. Angus & Robertson continued to produce important reference works, notably the ten-volume second edition of the Australian Encyclopedia ( 1958 ), and Ferguson’s Bibliography of Australia , the seventh volume of which appeared in 1969 . The Australian branches...

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