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Adams, David Wallace; Edmonds, Victor – History of Education Quarterly, 1977
Presents a history of American board games, describes the conception and manufacture of board games, and evaluates trends in types of games which were popular from 1832-1904. The conclusion is that American board games were a major source of cultural transmission and played a significant role in socializing youth. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: American Culture, Educational History, Evaluation, Games
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McGeorge, Colin – History of Education, 1992
Discusses the teaching of evolution in New Zealand during the first half of the twentieth century. Reports that evolution instruction began formally in the 1920s but was withdrawn 30 years later amid protests. Observes that the teaching of evolution predated the 1920s in muted form. Describes the roles of broadcasting and religion in the dispute.…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Curriculum Development, Educational History, Elementary Education
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Zimmerman, Jonathan – History of Education Quarterly, 1992
Describes the work of Mary Hunt and the Scientific Temperance movement to mandate teaching about the nature of alcohol and narcotics in the public schools. Examines the struggle over organization and planning within the public school system. Discusses organization in the Scientific Temperance movement's response to public school administration and…
Descriptors: Alcohol Education, Centralization, Citizen Role, Citizenship Education
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Jordan, Ellen – History of Education Quarterly, 1991
Discusses changes in the education of middle class British girls during the nineteenth century. Reports that, although girls' education resembled boys' and promoted self-actualization and vocational preparation, an accepted aim was to produce good wives and mothers. Observes that challenges to women's presumed roles were not widespread until later…
Descriptors: Educational History, Females, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Efland, Arthur; Soucy, Donald – History of Education Quarterly, 1991
Discusses the work of Isaac Edwards Clarke, an influential nineteenth-century U.S. education official. Reports that Clarke encouraged instruction in drawing as an important industrial skill. Indicates that, although interest in industrial drawing as an important aspect of art education waned by 1900, Clarke's influence continued to be felt. (SG)
Descriptors: Art Education, Drafting, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education
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Brooks, J. R. – History of Education, 1991
Discusses the educational reconstruction movement in Great Britain during and after World War I. Describes the divergent views on reform held by leaders and the effects of those differences on the reconstruction plans they developed. Follows the development of a consensus through council reports and committee writings. (DK)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Educational Change, Educational History, Foreign Countries
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Elliott, B. J. – History of Education, 1991
Describes development of qualifying examinations in English and Welsh secondary schools. Evaluates forms and quality of testing in history. Presents suggestions by experts and changes made in England and Wales over 21-year period. Finds that most problems stemmed from desires to cover long periods of time while providing the depth of coverage…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Educational Attainment, Educational History, Evaluation Utilization
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Thomas, J. B. – History of Education, 1992
Traces the development of teacher education in Birmingham, England, from the Victorian period through the 1920s. Describes the transition of Mason College and the Birmingham Day Training College into the education department of Birmingham University. Discusses women's education, teacher training for men, student life, faculty, and curriculum. (DK)
Descriptors: Educational History, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Schools of Education
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Lloyd, John – History of Education, 1992
Considers evidence relating to the effectiveness of Scottish schools during the Second World War. Addresses four areas: (1) teacher loss and class size, (2) deterioration of primary education, (3) early leaving and absenteeism, and (4) rising aspirations and declining standards in secondary education. Concludes that the war had both positive and…
Descriptors: Aspiration, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Mobility
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Albisetti, James C. – History of Education Quarterly, 1992
Reviews the European response to U.S. women's colleges. Contends that most international visitors believed that the United States was the world leader in women's rights in the latter part of the nineteenth century. Concludes that women's colleges' influence as models was limited severly by generally negative perceptions of all U. S. colleges. (CFR)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories
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Wollons, Roberta – History of Education Quarterly, 1993
Traces the history of kindergartens in Japan. Maintains that the Japanese government embraced the concept and modified it to encourage modernization. Includes 10 photographs of wood block prints showing how Friedrich Froebel's moral lessons were replicated in Japanese settings. (CFR)
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Objectives, Ethical Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Henderson, Willie – History of Education, 1992
Reports on the work of Harriet Martineau, an economist who had a major impact on British economic theory and public policy in the mid-1800s. Discusses the background and development of her theories. Describes the impact they had on Thomas Malthus, John Stuart Mill, and other social scientists. (CFR)
Descriptors: Economic Change, Economics, Educational History, Females
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Donahue, David M. – History of Education Quarterly, 1993
Reviews the reform of secondary school physics in the United States from the 1930s through the mid-1960s. Describes the impact of progressive education, World War II, and the post-Sputnik reforms. Points out differences between past reform efforts and the current Project 2061 of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). (CFR)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational History, Government School Relationship, Physics
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Dorn, Sherman – History of Education Quarterly, 1993
Reviews the origins and development of the 20th-century term "drop-out." Asserts that the social construction of the drop-out problem explicitly marks the time when secondary education became a common expectation in the United States. Contends that secondary education's success created the concept of a drop-out "problem." (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Compulsory Education, Dropout Attitudes, Dropout Characteristics
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Marsden, W. E. – History of Education, 1993
Discusses the changing role of religion studies in British education as a result of the National Curriculum. Maintains that the interdisciplinary curriculum development has been politicized by the government and the Church of England. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational History
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