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Terzian, Sevan G.; Wright, Sage – American Educational History Journal, 2023
Histories of creativity have often included discussions of its origins and examined pivotal moments in their societal contexts (Nelson 2010; Simonton 2001; Still & d'Inverno 2016; Wasserman 2012). Some have considered creativity's compromised status among academics and in schools that resulted from divergent notions of what it means to create…
Descriptors: Educational History, Modern History, Educational Objectives, Social Values
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Lauzon, Glenn P. – American Educational History Journal, 2023
This case study examines the efforts of the Michigan Agricultural College (Michigan State University, hereafter MAC) to promote agricultural science and agricultural education. It promoted both, simultaneously, by collaborating with farmers' organizations to conduct agricultural education (extension) through, most notably, institutes, bulletins,…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Agricultural Education, Agriculture, Agricultural Colleges
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O'Brien, Thomas V.; Killen, Tommie – American Educational History Journal, 2023
In a book published in 2000, entitled "An Elusive Science: The Troubling History of Education Research," Ellen C. Lagemann traced educational research (ER) in the U.S. from its pre-history--the training of common school teachers in summer schools, high schools, normal schools, female institutes, and later colleges and universities.…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Research, Critical Race Theory, Educational Development
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Perrotta, Katherine A. – American Educational History Journal, 2023
Dr. Jessie Wallace Hughan was a trailblazing New York City public school educator and pacifist. Hughan was a socialist, and she was among numerous teachers who faced investigations for anti-patriotic activities at the turn of the 20th-century, when teachers across the country faced intense scrutiny and legal challenges if they were suspected of…
Descriptors: Biographies, United States History, Academic Freedom, Educational History
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Platt, R. Eric – American Educational History Journal, 2023
In this 2022 Organization of Educational Historians Presidential Address, Platt states that in the face of a world fettered by anti-intellectualism, racism, sexism, homophobia, and class disparity; as well as harmful state legislation that hampers academic freedom, heightens political disunion, and frustrates social justice; it is essential that…
Descriptors: Historians, Educational History, Researchers, Educational Change
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La Faver, Leah S. – American Educational History Journal, 2023
This article examines the history of youth educational programming at a Kansas City nonprofit called El Centro, Inc. Youth educational programming has been a focal point of El Centro's programming throughout its history. It is a part of a larger historical research study that investigated the forty-seven-year history of the organization. The…
Descriptors: Nonprofit Organizations, Youth Programs, Migrants, Migrant Education
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Masamitsu, Taylor – American Educational History Journal, 2023
This article discusses the historical context, contemporary iterations, and policy processes and political actors that produced Florida's House Bill 1557, which criminalizes discourse in schools, including curricular and instructional materials containing any perceived reference to LGBTQIA+ identities. Implementation and considerations of H.B.…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, State Legislation, LGBTQ People, Sexual Identity
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DeCuir, Amaarah – American Educational History Journal, 2023
This article reports although much has been communicated about the history of school segregation in Southern states, less is described about the prevailing attempts to establish school segregation in Northern cities and towns. Black-owned and operated newspapers serve as primary sources for the communication of counternarratives that bear witness…
Descriptors: School Segregation, Geographic Regions, African Americans, African American Students
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Thomas, James W.; Foster, Holly A. – American Educational History Journal, 2023
The doctorate has long been associated with advancement in one's field, not only within academic work but also within one's profession. But the doctorate had the weakness of trying to serve two ends, teaching and research, ends not always distinguished clearly by graduate schools. As the twentieth century continued, the idea of professionalism…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Doctoral Degrees, Educational History, Research and Development
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Pazey, Barbara L.; King, Kelley; van Tassell, Frances – American Educational History Journal, 2023
In June 2008, Albert Sidney Johnston High School (JHS) in the Austin Independent School District (AISD) became the first school in the state of Texas to be closed by the Commissioner of the Texas Education Agency (TEA) after receiving ratings of academically unacceptable for five consecutive years under the Texas public school accountability…
Descriptors: High Schools, Low Achievement, School Closing, School Desegregation
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Vleugels, Cynthia – American Educational History Journal, 2023
Efforts to modernize and improve policing are not new. A push to professionalize police took place in the United States at the turn of the century and again during the civil rights era of the 60s and 70s. As a former journalist who covered law enforcement and participated in police training to build understanding and relationships with law…
Descriptors: Police Education, Curriculum Development, Higher Education, Educational Change
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Kilgore, Emily M.; Bohan, Chara Haeussler – American Educational History Journal, 2023
On December 7th and 8th, 1941, President Roosevelt issued three proclamations stating that any natives, citizens, or subjects of Japan in the United States would be liable to possible arrest, detention, or removal from the United States (Roosevelt 1941). Roosevelt followed the enemy alien proclamations with Executive Order 9066, authorizing the…
Descriptors: Acculturation, War, World History, United States History
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Caldwell, Heather K. – American Educational History Journal, 2022
In 2012, Denver Public School District superintendent Tom Boasberg wrote to his employees about the state of their schools: "Yet there's a great deal of work ahead because our gaps still aren't closing at all. They remain strikingly and distressingly similar to the national data. Our schools still aren't the equalizing force that they need to…
Descriptors: Vocational Schools, High Schools, Educational History, Social Capital
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Fife, Brian L. – American Educational History Journal, 2022
Although Asa Packer enjoyed much success in his life, both in terms of being an entrepreneur as well as a politician, not much is readily known about his politics and his views about government in general. By examining his life and various aspects of his career, this research effort is an attempt to highlight key events in his life to better…
Descriptors: Educational History, United States History, Politics, Administrators
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Foster, Holly A.; Thomas, James W.; Robinson, Courtney – American Educational History Journal, 2022
Concerns about alcohol use at college events have been documented for students, administrators, faculty, and the community across the history of higher education in America. Concerns range from the scrapes and bruises related to events that encourage or allow student inebriation, to student alcohol poisoning. Yet, a host of campuses have developed…
Descriptors: Universities, College Students, Drinking, Alcohol Abuse
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