EXPLORE NEARLY A CENTURY OF EDUCATIONAL REPORTAGE AND COMMENTARY
For the first time, students and scholars can digitally mine any twentieth-century issue of the Times Educational Supplement (TES), one of the most well-regarded primary and secondary education news sources. Founded a handful of years before the onset of World War I, TES became the leading publication on public policy and pedagogical practice over the decades, not only in the United Kingdom but worldwide. In these more than 4,300 issues, researchers will find ample material in fields such as education, social history, women’s studies, public health, literature and the arts, and a variety of topics in the humanities and social sciences.
The first issue of The Times Educational Supplement was published on September 6, 1910, as part of The Times of London. It became a standalone publication in 1914, and today, as TES, its present owners claim to host “the largest network of teachers in the world.”
Over its first decade, TES established itself as a newspaper for teachers, with a particular focus on advocacy of educational reforms. Its readership expanded over time, beyond its initial audience of private and grammar school teachers as parents and general readers grew interested in school reform activity.
The current TES platform is vast. According to its website, TES works “with 25,000 schools in more than 100 countries” and provides “innovative services and access to over 900,000 teacher-made resources to help teachers succeed in the classroom.”
Gale's The Times Educational Supplement Archive provides a unique teaching and learning resource for students to explore the world’s oldest continuous educational publication. Teachers can empower researchers to use this resource to learn about historical education policies, pedagogy, tech, reform, funding, social policy, and more.
- The export of Anglo-American education to other countries and its effects on local cultures and societies.
- An in-depth look at policies that have affected the disciplines and the education and treatment of peoples in a multicultural society.
- The role policies played on childhood literacy.
- Historical views on child psychology (especially developmental), the social history of parenting, the economics of education, and the impact of education on the modern social fabric.
- The introduction of technology into education and its effects on literacy, mathematical aptitude, and socialization.
- The relationship between educational philosophies, social theories, public policy, and the economics of education funding.
VALUE OF THE ARCHIVE:
Rare and Complete Content: This resource captures the full, unredacted run of the newspaper up to the year 2000. Students and scholars can explore the reformation and reshaping of educational practices within the context of two world wars, the Cold War, and the differing and sometimes convergent approaches to reform by Conservative and Labour governments.
Relevance to Today’s Issues: The TES archive provides teaching opportunities for students to understand the history of educational topics and how they relate to modern issues.
- See the development of modern attitudes toward education.
- Discover the origins of debates that have informed modern educational practice and the critical differences among them today.
- Track the history and rise of technology, both inside and outside the classroom, and the social and political controversies around education funding.
- Understand the influence of legacy attitudes on present arguments about child psychology, public policy, and pedagogical theory.
Improved Research: The broad, often international, scope of the content of the TES archive makes it a critical resource for data mining opportunities within Gale Digital Scholar Lab. Teachers can create student lessons combining the powerful data computing tools of Gale Digital Scholar Lab and TES archive content to help develop students' analytical and critical-thinking skills.
In Great Company: The TES archive joins the robust family of newspaper archives from Gale, including The Times of London, Financial Times, the Times Literary Supplement, and The Sunday Times.
Streamlining Collections: For institutional customers of the microfilm and print edition of the Times Educational Supplement, this first-ever digital publication offers opportunities to reclaim precious library space and, more importantly, restore access to this critical title in the history of education.
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