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Thompson, Carolyn J.; Davis, Donna M, – Urban Education, 2004
As we revisit the victory of Brown, we know that the work of countless unsung warriors has taken us to a new level in the battle to acquire educational equality for African American children. In an effort to honor those people whose work have brought us this far, we visited with one expert witness and intellectual architect on desegregation to…
Descriptors: Equal Education, African American Children, African American Students, Magnet Schools
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Bernard-Donals, Michael – College English, 2004
The way in which the photographic images from the Holocaust explains about the working of the historical narratives and disturb the cultural memory is explored. The reading of these photographic images yields as a byproduct of knowledge, which is described as "forgetful memory".
Descriptors: Memory, Photography, European History, Personal Narratives
Branz-Spall, Angela; Wright, Al – 2004
The emergence of migrant advocates was sparked by the 1960 telecast of the documentary "Harvest of Shame." In the first step forward, Congress enacted a program establishing migrant health centers in 1961. In 1965 the Elementary and Secondary Education Act was passed, in which Title I promised special educational help for disadvantaged…
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation
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Pinkert, Marvin; Potter, Lee Ann – Social Education, 2004
In 1852, Commodore Matthew C. Perry of the U.S. Navy sailed to Japan with instructions to deliver a letter from President Millard Fillmore to the Emperor. The letter eventually led to the 1854 Treaty of Kanagawa and the opening of Japan to trade with Western nations. The State Department's letter book copy of the letter is featured in this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Presidents, Archives, United States History
Malveaux, Julianne – Black Issues in Higher Education, 2004
The landmark legal decision, Brown v. Board of Education, was rendered on May 17, 1954. Fifty years later, campuses and communities are commemorating the decision and its impact on contemporary life. The Harvard legal scholar, Charles Ogletree, has published a riveting book of his reflections, a government commission is staging a variety of…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Court Litigation, Higher Education, Racial Segregation
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Potter, Lee Ann – Social Education, 2004
Biographers have called Walt Whitman "America's most influential and innovative poet" and some have even called him "the greatest of all American poets." But in the winter of 1862-63, even as he was gaining a reputation as a talented poet, Whitman was forty-three years old, volunteering as a nurse in Union hospitals, and…
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Office Occupations, Poets, Job Applicants
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Rulli, Daniel F. – Social Education, 2004
The featured document that is the main topic of this article, Robert E. Lee's Demand for the Surrender of John Brown and his Party [at Harpers Ferry], October 18, 1859, is from the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1780s-1917; Record Group 94, and is in the holdings of the National Archives. As a part of "Teaching with…
Descriptors: United States History, Social Studies, Slavery, Civil Rights
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Potter, Lee Ann – Social Education, 2004
In the spring of 1789, the first Congress faced a daunting task. Although the newly adopted Constitution provided a blueprint for the new government, Congress needed to enact legislation that would ensure a smooth transition from the Articles of Confederation and lay the groundwork for a strong national government, while simultaneously protecting…
Descriptors: Courts, United States History, Federal Legislation, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
Bruneau, William – Education Canada, 2004
In this article, the author traces the history of Canadian post-secondary education. The author observes how the development of the country's post-secondary education reflects the changes of its socioeconomic priorities. Two relatively calm beginnings characterized by the construction of the first universities, the period of expansion of the…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Educational History, Socioeconomic Influences, Labor Economics
Mersky, Rebecca A.; Chambliss, Catherine A. – 2003
Despite the fact that both national and regional statistics show that violent crimes (murder, non negligent manslaughter, aggravated assault, robbery, and forcible rape) in the U.S. have been declining in recent years, many believe that violent crime rates have been steadily escalating. Exaggerated media portrayals of violence, including both news…
Descriptors: College Students, Crime, Higher Education, Mass Media Effects
Moore, Michael Grahame – 2003
This document reviews the history of distance education (DE) in the United States beginning with the early years of correspondence study, radio, and television. It chronicles the rise of DE universities internationally, the impact of the Internet and Web-based education, and the emergence of virtual universities. The paper discusses the emergence…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Correspondence Schools, Distance Education, Educational History
Haveman, Robert H.; Bershadker, Andrew; Schwabish, Jonathan A. – 2003
This book provides an introduction to earnings capacity (EC), a measurement of human capital, and its application to a research study of potential earned annual income over a 25-year period. Focus is on qualitative aspects of EC such as race, age, gender and education and its utilization. Chapter 1 is an introduction. Chapter 2 reviews existing…
Descriptors: Capital, Definitions, Demography, Economic Development
Feldmann, Doug – 2003
This book begins by tracing the history of curriculum development and the subjugation of rural school districts to curriculum decisions made from afar and tailored to urban needs. Local and teacher interpretation of the formal curriculum gave rise to the enacted curriculum, or that which was actually taught in classrooms. But for rural schools,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Environment
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Ovando, Carlos J. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2003
Various interpretations of the historical forces affecting U.S. language policy and attitudes toward bilingual education are examined. Changing political, social, and economic forces, rather than any consistent ideology, have shaped the nation's responses to language diversity. U.S. language ideology has shifted with changing historical events,…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Attitudes, Educational History, Educational Policy
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Garrett, Alan W. – Educational Forum, 2003
An increased federal role in U.S. mathematics education was influenced by the needs of the armed forces in World War II. For those not in military service, math was stressed as vital for informed citizenship. The legacy of these initiatives was stronger linkage of schools to national aims and broader teaching and learning of math. (Contains 32…
Descriptors: Armed Forces, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government
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