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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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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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DiObilda, Nicholas A.; Petrillo, Robert L. – American Educational History Journal, 2020
This study examines the specific recommendations of prominent educators and student readers of the nineteenth century regarding word recognition instruction and the varied activities which support such instruction. In the nineteenth century books, the authors examine all explicit instructions to the teachers in both front and end matter and then…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Educational History, Word Recognition, Reading Materials
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Stallones, Jared – American Educational History Journal, 2020
The final decades of the twentieth century were rife with education reform. "A Nation at Risk" (1983) compared American schools to their counterparts in other countries, and found America wanting while E.D. Hirsch and others decried Americans' lack of knowledge of their own institutions and heritage (Hirsch 1987). These alarms caused…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Public Education, Primary Education, Nongraded Instructional Grouping
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Kondellas, Bill; Fredericks, Marcel; Fredericks, Janet – American Educational History Journal, 2020
Early childhood instruction is a significant milestone in the development of a child. Educators, psychologists, and other school experts have developed materials and methods to make instructional practices more inclusive. During the process of educational reform, specialists in the field of education were confronted with epistemological concerns.…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Special Schools, Blindness, Early Childhood Education
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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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Kaniuka, Polina – American Educational History Journal, 2019
This study attempts an analysis from 1944 to 1975 focused on the federal government support in the context of one highly successful program in international education--Fulbright's Amendment to the Surplus Property Act of 1946 (or the Fulbright Program). The choice fell on this flagship international educational exchange program for its explicit…
Descriptors: International Education, International Educational Exchange, Exchange Programs, Partnerships in Education
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Platt, R. Eric; Walker, Lauren Huffman – American Educational History Journal, 2019
This article presents pertinent information regarding the symbolic significance and historic development of a common symbol that visually represents all of academia: regalia and commencement costumes. It also argues for an enhanced understanding of these important symbols and the diffusion of relevant information to the larger academic body of…
Descriptors: Educational History, Higher Education, Ceremonies, School Uniforms
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Zervas, Theodore G. – American Educational History Journal, 2019
In this presidential address, the author discusses how to find inspiration when writing about the history of education. He says that while the Muse can sometimes be elusive, we do not have to search far and wide to find her. The author finds his inspiration through reading, writing and talking to his colleagues and students and also by asking the…
Descriptors: Educational History, Historiography, Educational Philosophy, Motivation
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