Category Archives: Special Collections

Shakespeare in the schoolroom – selected texts from the IOE’s Special Collections

Today is the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.  To commemorate the event, UCL Library Services have an exhibition Fair play and foul: connecting with Shakespeare in the Main Library.  The exhibition aims to bring together historical resources connected with Shakespeare and learning … Continue reading

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Inclusivity: a selection of materials from the Special Collections on education for children with learning difficulties

This month Sally Perry and I are focussing on the subject of inclusivity in education. There is a display of relevant content on the Curriculum Resources display shelves and in the Special Collections cabinet in the Library. For my part, … Continue reading

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More than just a number: bringing the content of Circulars to the surface

I would fully understand if you thought that it’s nigh-on impossible to be enthusiastic about Departmental Circulars; however I’m hoping that that by the end of this post you might share some of the excitement that I feel following the … Continue reading

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Children’s Rights in the History of Education Collection, UCL Institute of Education

Thursday 10th December is International Human Rights Day. In readiness for this Sally Perry and I have put together a display of materials from the Curriculum Resources and the Special Collections. The materials from the Special Collections are from the … Continue reading

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An Advent Calendar highlighting our Special Collections – just for you!

Although Advent officially began on 29th November this year, I am publishing the Special Collections Advent calendar today in the run up to Christmas.   Over the next 25 days, you get some information about the historical materials held in the Newsam … Continue reading

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The Other Dewey

I know…. librarians are supposed to get excited about Melvil Dewey, the American educator and inventor of the Dewey Decimal system of library classification.  No disrepect to Melvil, but I am more intrigued these days with the other Dewey …. … Continue reading

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American Educationalists in the Newsam Library’s Special Collections

The theme for this year’s History Libraries and Research Open Day at Senate House Library on November 27th is ‘The American Trail’.  I’ve been digging around the Special Collections and highlight some of the ‘Americana’ in the IOE Library’s Special … Continue reading

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The tiger who came out of the page

For you, the moment of recognition might be the Tiger who came to tea and peacefully took a seat at your mum’s kitchen table; or Aslan, the giant benign lion, jumping out of the pages of the Chronicles of Narnia; … Continue reading

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Happy 100th Birthday to Jerome Bruner!

Today we celebrate the well-known influential American cognitive psychologist Jerome Bruner’s 100th birthday by highlighting one of our Special Collections – the curriculum project MACOS or Man A Course of Study from the late 1960s. In 1964, Bruner took a … Continue reading

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Where to find the Eskimos

Well, the Eskimos live in the Arctic… but how do you find books and films about them in your library and online? Some librarian has to put the word in the right place for you so that it pops up … Continue reading

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