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Francis, Anthony Tuf – American Educational History Journal, 2014
Americans seem to agree that social studies education is important for citizens in a democracy, but they have disagreed vociferously about what constitutes the social studies, who should teach it, what methods are most effective, and if different students need different curriculum or instruction. This history of conflict is called the "social…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Conflict, Educational Philosophy
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Davis, O. L., Jr. – American Educational History Journal, 2014
On the day before the Thanksgiving school recess in 1912, teacher L. Thomas Hopkins made an unusual admission to his small American history class at Brewster High School on Massachusetts' Cape Cod. He told his students that he knew they disliked the course. He confessed that he, too, disliked how the course was going. Following a short period of…
Descriptors: United States History, History Instruction, Instructional Innovation, Intellectual History
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Marthers, Paul P. – American Educational History Journal, 2013
Connecticut College for Women and its Progressive Era sister colleges (Douglass, Simmons, Skidmore, and William Smith) are distinctive for the prominent vocational and service elements each college had in its original mission and curriculum. Historians however have often left Connecticut College for Women out of the story of American women's…
Descriptors: Womens Education, Colleges, Progressive Education, Educational History