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'Merci à tous et à toutes de votre propagande, si pleine de charme et de sourires': on tour with the socialist travelling colony Gentse Volkskinderen (1898–1915)

Bruno Vanobbergen UGent and Franky Simon UGent (2011) HISTORY OF EDUCATION. 40(3). p.315-332
abstract
At the end of the nineteenth century Aime Bogaerts, a Socialist primary school teacher at a Ghent municipal school and from 1901 on the chief editor of the Socialist newspaper 'Vooruit', began a new educational initiative: 'the children of the popular classes from Ghent' ('De Gentsche Volkskinderen'). Children from the working class were invited to sing, to dance, to recite, to do gymnastics and to play theatre. At the same time, short and longer holiday trips to France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, England and Germany were organised. In this paper, based on written primary sources and visual sources, Bogaerts's 'Gentsche Volkskinderen' will be analysed from a double 'child at risk' perspective. First, there is the child at risk on a political-ideological level. With his initiative Bogaerts wanted to convince working-class parents to withdraw their children from the activities organised by the Liberal workers' societies as he strongly disagreed with the central Liberal idea of 'moralising the workers by enlightening them'. Second, there is the child at risk on an educational level. Bogaerts wanted to put forward a rationalistic educational project. This double analysis will reveal an interesting educational paradox: integral rationalistic educated children appear as Socialist propaganda tools.
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journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
children at risk, libertarian education, history of childhood, anarchism, socialism, HISTORY
journal title
HISTORY OF EDUCATION
Hist. Educ.
volume
40
issue
3
pages
315 - 332
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000291862900003
JCR category
HISTORY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
JCR impact factor
0.462 (2011)
JCR rank
12/31 (2011)
JCR quartile
2 (2011)
ISSN
0046-760X
DOI
10.1080/0046760X.2010.529834
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
1262383
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1262383
date created
2011-06-14 18:23:13
date last changed
2015-06-17 09:37:19
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  abstract     = {At the end of the nineteenth century Aime Bogaerts, a Socialist primary school teacher at a Ghent municipal school and from 1901 on the chief editor of the Socialist newspaper 'Vooruit', began a new educational initiative: 'the children of the popular classes from Ghent' ('De Gentsche Volkskinderen'). Children from the working class were invited to sing, to dance, to recite, to do gymnastics and to play theatre. At the same time, short and longer holiday trips to France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, England and Germany were organised. In this paper, based on written primary sources and visual sources, Bogaerts's 'Gentsche Volkskinderen' will be analysed from a double 'child at risk' perspective. First, there is the child at risk on a political-ideological level. With his initiative Bogaerts wanted to convince working-class parents to withdraw their children from the activities organised by the Liberal workers' societies as he strongly disagreed with the central Liberal idea of 'moralising the workers by enlightening them'. Second, there is the child at risk on an educational level. Bogaerts wanted to put forward a rationalistic educational project. This double analysis will reveal an interesting educational paradox: integral rationalistic educated children appear as Socialist propaganda tools.},
  author       = {Vanobbergen, Bruno and Simon, Franky},
  issn         = {0046-760X},
  journal      = {HISTORY OF EDUCATION},
  keyword      = {children at risk,libertarian education,history of childhood,anarchism,socialism,HISTORY},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {315--332},
  title        = {'Merci {\`a} tous et {\`a} toutes de votre propagande, si pleine de charme et de sourires': on tour with the socialist travelling colony Gentse Volkskinderen (1898--1915)},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0046760X.2010.529834},
  volume       = {40},
  year         = {2011},
}

Chicago
Vanobbergen, Bruno, and Franky Simon. 2011. “‘Merci à Tous Et à Toutes De Votre Propagande, Si Pleine De Charme Et De Sourires’: On Tour with the Socialist Travelling Colony Gentse Volkskinderen (1898–1915).” History of Education 40 (3): 315–332.
APA
Vanobbergen, B., & Simon, F. (2011). “Merci à tous et à toutes de votre propagande, si pleine de charme et de sourires”: on tour with the socialist travelling colony Gentse Volkskinderen (1898–1915). HISTORY OF EDUCATION, 40(3), 315–332.
Vancouver
1.
Vanobbergen B, Simon F. “Merci à tous et à toutes de votre propagande, si pleine de charme et de sourires”: on tour with the socialist travelling colony Gentse Volkskinderen (1898–1915). HISTORY OF EDUCATION. 2011;40(3):315–32.
MLA
Vanobbergen, Bruno, and Franky Simon. “‘Merci à Tous Et à Toutes De Votre Propagande, Si Pleine De Charme Et De Sourires’: On Tour with the Socialist Travelling Colony Gentse Volkskinderen (1898–1915).” HISTORY OF EDUCATION 40.3 (2011): 315–332. Print.