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Parker, Franklin; Parker, Betty J. – 1996
This paper narrates the life of Ezekiel Cheever, the most famous colonial New England Latin grammar teacher of his time. Cheever came from middle class Puritan roots in England, receiving a classical education before emigrating to Boston (Massachusetts). His remarkably long teaching career of 70 years in four New England towns and the esteem shown…
Descriptors: Colonial History (United States), Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Primary Sources
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Horner, Winifred Bryan – Rhetoric Review, 1990
Examines eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British writing instruction, which consisted of precepts reinforced by practice. Notes that the gradual abandonment of Latin as the language of education and culture, the shift to a literate culture, and the proliferation of books and periodicals altered writing instruction. (SG)
Descriptors: Educational History, Foreign Countries, Literacy, Teaching Methods
Boylan, Hunter R.; And Others – Research in Developmental Education, 1988
The historical roots of developmental education are traced in a three-part article extending across three serial issues. "Educating All the Nation's People," by Hunter R. Boylan and William G. White, Jr., reviews the historical antecedents of developmental education, focusing on efforts in the 17th century to prepare English-speaking American…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Black Colleges, College Preparation, College Role
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Palmer, J. Jesse; And Others – Social Education, 1988
The second in a three-part geographical education series, this article focuses on human-environmental relations in the geographical area including Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean Sea. The article examines how the historical and cultural roots of the people of Middle America have influenced their interaction with and modification of…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Human Geography, Latin American Culture, Latin American History
Hoyrup, Jens – 1994
In this collection of essays, the content of mathematics is dealt with in general terms, concentrating on cognitive organization, modes of thought, and the way that mathematics interacts with the sociocultural setting. Chapter 1 compares features of Sumero-Babylonian, ancient Greek, and Latin medieval mathematics. Chapter 2 traces the specific…
Descriptors: Ancient History, Cultural Influences, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
de Moura Castro, Claudio; Alfthan, Torkel – 1992
Three centuries ago only religious schools and apprenticeship controlled by the guilds existed to provide training. Regular academic schools originated in religions that needed a well-educated clergy, and these schools offered the model for the universal basic and secondary schools that exist today in nearly all countries. The European guilds gave…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Educational Development, Educational History, Educational Practices
Stanton, Charles M. – 1987
The linkage of the formal structures of higher learning in Islam and the development of higher education in the Medieval West is discussed. Recent findings indicate a transference of instructional methodology and even some organizational forms from Islamdom to the Christian West during the eleventh and twelfth centuries. Islamic models of higher…
Descriptors: Christianity, Comparative Education, Educational History, Foundations of Education
Lopate, Phillip, Ed. – 1979
Intended to celebrate the first 10 years of Teachers and Writers Collaborative (the original organization which sent poets, novelists, and other artists into the schools on a regular basis), this book contains 29 articles, diaries, letters, manifestos, graphics, and memoirs. The book contains the following articles: (1) "Roots and…
Descriptors: Creative Expression, Educational History, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education