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Burdick, Jonathan – Online Submission, 2012
Nearly thirty years after the Cold War era commission's report titled "A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform," educators and historians must evaluate its relevance and its contribution to the shifting educational paradigm in the United States.
Descriptors: Educational Change, Relevance (Education), Change Strategies, Educational Development
Levin, Matthew – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The history of the sixties at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is both typical of other large universities in the United States and, at the same time, distinctive within the national and even international upheaval that marked the era. Madison's history shows how higher education transformed in the decades after World War II, influenced…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Universities, National Security, Doctoral Dissertations
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Preston, John – History of Education, 2015
In the cold war, the United Kingdom government devised a number of public education campaigns to inform citizens about the precautions that they should undertake in the event of a nuclear attack. One such campaign, Protect and Survive, was released to the general public and media in May 1980. The negative publicity this publication received is…
Descriptors: Educational History, Foreign Countries, Public Education, Nuclear Energy
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Woodford, Paul – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2015
This paper reviews some of the social, historical, and political forces and events that influenced the development of Bennett Reimer's early philosophy of music education in the late 1950s and continuing to his death in 2013. John Dewey's ideas about the moral and political purposes of art education are employed as critical tools for understanding…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Music Education, Moral Values, Art Education
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Amsing, Hilda T. A.; Dekker, Jeroen J. H. – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2020
Within the polarised political culture of the 1970s, in which political differences were emphasised instead of being played down, Dutch right-wing politicians frequently accused left-wing politicians and educators of indoctrination in educational settings. In this period of economic stagnation and an ongoing Cold War, peace education -- which was…
Descriptors: Peace, Teaching Methods, Political Attitudes, Educational History
Guelzo, Allen – American Council of Trustees and Alumni, 2020
Why do we teach U.S. history and government to students? The answer is simple: to prepare students for engaged and informed citizenry, the essential ingredient for preserving the American republic. Unfortunately, ACTA's most recent "What Will They Learn?"® survey of the core curricula at over 1,100 colleges and universities found that…
Descriptors: History Instruction, United States History, Higher Education, Governance
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Cairns, Rebecca – Curriculum Inquiry, 2020
History curriculum in Australia has moved beyond its traditional British imperial roots and currently takes a world history approach. Postmodern and postcolonial approaches have challenged the dominant Western metanarrative projected on and by curriculum and the inclusion of Asia-related histories has contributed to the diversification of the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Secondary School Students
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Boughton, Bob – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2020
When the Australian Association of Adult Education (AAAE) was established in 1960, Australia was locked into a global conflict between capitalism and communism, known as the Cold War. With anticommunism at fever pitch, AAAE's founders who were fighting to retain some influence with Australian universities and with government funding authorities…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Educational History, Social Systems
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Ragsdale, Bruce A. – Social Education, 2013
The trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg on charges of conspiring to spy for the Soviet Union remains one of the defining moments of the Cold War era. The dramatic allegations of stolen atomic secrets and networks of Communist spies riveted the public's attention. The determination of government prosecutors reflected a widely shared belief that the…
Descriptors: United States History, Court Litigation, History Instruction, Law Related Education
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Park, Jae – Comparative Education Review, 2017
Taiwanese cultural critic Kuan-Hsing Chen has elaborated and promoted an "Asia and the rest" worldview for over a decade. His "opus magnum" "Asia as Method" argues for a paradigm shift to observe Asian reality with a de-imperialized, de-colonized, and de-Cold War mentality. The work has produced academic discussions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Methodology, Instruction, Knowledge Management
Evans, Ronald W. – Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
As the issue of school reform grows ever more intense, it is imperative that we learn what we can from previous efforts. The new social studies was a 1960's attempt to transform the teaching of history and the social sciences in schools. With origins in the Cold War, the movement sought to develop critical thinkers through "inquiry" and…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, School Restructuring, Educational Change, Social Studies
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Webb, Rhonda K.; Bohan, Chara Haeussler – American Educational History Journal, 2014
During the aftermath of the First Red Scare in the 1930s and during the early stages of the Cold War in the 1940s, the United States engaged in a great national effort to preserve and protect its capitalist system from international rival--the communist Soviet Union. In the American South, states such as Georgia, Mississippi, and Alabama faced a…
Descriptors: United States History, Racial Segregation, Racial Discrimination, Public Education
Jones, Norman – Liberal Education, 2016
The death of the "liberal arts," however defined, is a motif of lament in American higher education. It became a popular leitmotif in the late nineteenth century. Over the past century, there have been heated debates about the future of the liberal arts curriculum, mostly based in a narrative of decline from a golden age just beyond the…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Higher Education, College Curriculum, General Education
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Aronova, Elena – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2012
The Congress for Cultural Freedom is remembered as a paramount example of the "cultural cold wars." In this paper, I discuss the ways in which this powerful transnational organization sought to promote "science studies" as a distinct--and politically relevant--area of expertise, and part of the CCF broader agenda to offer a renewed framework for…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Periodicals, International Organizations, Sciences
McCulloch, Gary, Ed.; Goodson, Ivor, Ed.; González-Delgado, Mariano, Ed. – Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education, 2019
This book offers a remarkable range of research that emphasises the need to analyse the shaping of curricula under historical, social and political variables. Teachers' life stories, the Cold War as a contextual element that framed curricular transformations in the US and Europe, and the study of trends in education policy at transnational level…
Descriptors: Educational History, Global Approach, Social Influences, Political Influences
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