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Murray, Angela K.; Davis, Donna M.; Ellerbeck, Samantha A. – American Educational History Journal, 2021
Montessori schooling in Kansas City, Missouri emerged during a time of considerable conflict and legal turmoil within the public educational system. Indeed, the Kansas City, Missouri School District was in the midst of a decades-long struggle for racial, social, and educational equity resulting in a 2 billion dollar court case when the first…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Educational History, Race, Public Education
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Davis, Donna M. – American Educational History Journal, 2021
In this 2020 Organization of Educational Historians Presidential Address, Davis shares a bit about her own life experiences, talks about what it has meant and means to be Black in America, and challenges educational historians to rise to this momentous occasion and provide the world with their expertise as keepers of precious stories and…
Descriptors: Educational History, Historians, African Americans, Experience
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Osby, Cheryl D. – American Educational History Journal, 2021
At the turn of the century, St. Louis' Negro females faced an education desert. Opportunities for informal instruction were scarce, particularly for those in lower socio-economic brackets (Anderson 1988). The 1911 opening of the St. Louis Phyllis Wheatley-YWCA (PW-YWCA) became a beacon of hope and a center of educational respite for those young…
Descriptors: African Americans, Females, Informal Education, Educational Opportunities
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Lauzon, Glenn P. – American Educational History Journal, 2021
Historians of higher education generally agree on a handful of ideas about the early years of the land-grant colleges that grew out of the Morrill Act of 1862. For their first three decades, the land-grant colleges struggled to survive: lacking students, funding, and public favor. Charged, by the Morrill Act, to promote "the liberal and…
Descriptors: Educational History, Land Grant Universities, Agricultural Colleges, Federal Legislation
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Davis, Matthew D. – American Educational History Journal, 2021
Black students were not allowed to enroll in Missouri public schools until 1866. During the fugitive school era (prior to 1863), keeping Black children and youth safe from white terrorists committed not only to disrupting nascent learning but burying Black bodies became priority one for clandestine school leaders (Williamson 2005). Later, when…
Descriptors: Public Schools, African American Education, Educational History, African American Students
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Ryan, Ann Marie – American Educational History Journal, 2020
In her 2019 address, Ann Marie Ryan, president of the Organization of Educational Historians, examines historical consciousness and educational spaces. Historical consciousness requires historiographical knowledge--coming to an understanding of history after considering multiple historical accounts and interpretations. Historical theorist Jörn…
Descriptors: Historiography, History Instruction, Historical Interpretation, Educational History
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Garry, Vanessa – American Educational History Journal, 2020
Ruth Harris, the first African American female president of the segregated teachers' college, Stowe, implemented the preservice teachers' volunteer program throughout her tenure from 1940 to 1954. The idea was likely the outgrowth from her dissertation study completed at the time of her appointment that supported teachers knowing the neighborhoods…
Descriptors: College Presidents, Women Administrators, African Americans, Black Colleges
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Garza, Karla Adelina; Graham, M. R. – American Educational History Journal, 2020
Over the past century, American schools have been the focus of researchers and educators seeking to improve the education of the country's children. Few studies, though, have examined what the schools--their physical presence and the changes within them--have meant to the students who attended those schools (Currens 2017; Kilinc and Burlbaw 2011;…
Descriptors: High Schools, Community Schools, School Community Relationship, Educational History
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Murray, Angela K.; Johnston, Luz Casquejo; Sabater, Ayize; Clark, Kiara – American Educational History Journal, 2020
Maria Montessori was one of Italy's first female physicians, and she developed a groundbreaking educational method based on astute observation of children's behavior while working in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Rome (Gutek 2004; Kramer 1988). As someone who witnessed the extent of injustice experienced by poor women and children…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Educational History, Montessori Method, Social Justice
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Poch, Robert K. – American Educational History Journal, 2020
In January 1932, two white women--Agnes Boeing Ilsley and Mina Buckner--were murdered in Ilsley's home in rural Middleburg, Virginia. Suspicion of who the murderer was settled on George Crawford, an African American man who was sometimes employed by Mrs. Ilsley to do various jobs, including serving as her chauffeur (Virginia Circuit Court 1933,…
Descriptors: Educational History, Crime, Death, Court Litigation
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Osby, Cheryl D.; Davis, Matthew D. – American Educational History Journal, 2020
In the early twentieth century St. Louis' public schools for Black children enjoyed a robust reputation, perhaps second only to those in the nation's capital. Herman H. Dreer, a "public school man," provided direction for those institutions similarly called to lead various segments and forces within the larger Black community…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Activism, African American Education, Educational History
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Kang, Jiyoung – American Educational History Journal, 2020
"International education" in the United States has been dominated by nationalism that advocates such understanding primarily for the purpose of improving economic and military competitiveness with other nations (Parker 2008). Nevertheless, although they represent a minority voice, there have been researchers and educators who argue that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Textbook Content, World History
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Null, J. Wesley – American Educational History Journal, 2020
Teacher education remains a largely unexplored area within the history of American education. This paper is an example of the types of state-specific stories that are needed as university administrators and policymakers make critical decisions about the content and purpose of teacher ed curriculum. These decisions, in turn, have a direct impact on…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Educational History, Educational Policy, College Administration
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Ellis, Mark – American Educational History Journal, 2020
Robert Burns Eleazer (1877-1973), a liberal white Methodist from Tennessee, served as the education director and director of publicity of the Atlanta-based Commission on Interracial Cooperation (CIC) from 1922 to 1942. As education director, he developed a strategy for improving race relations which entailed offering prizes to young people in the…
Descriptors: Racial Relations, Educational History, Competition, Essays
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Sharp, Sacha – American Educational History Journal, 2020
The purpose of this historical examination is to first understand the context of United States affirmative action legislation and its importance. It provides a spotlight on Indiana University Bloomington (IUB) during the civil rights movement and what led to the creation of policies that would forever impact the institutional makeup of IUB.…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Educational Policy, College Students, Minority Group Students
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