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Kryczka, Nicholas – History of Education Quarterly, 2019
Chicago's magnet schools were one of the nation's earliest experiments in choice-driven school desegregation, originating among civil rights advocates and academic education experts in the 1960s and appearing at specific sites in Chicago's urban landscape during the 1970s. The specific concerns that motivated the creation of magnet schools during…
Descriptors: Racial Integration, Magnet Schools, School Choice, School Desegregation
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Nelson, Adam R. – History of Education Quarterly, 2016
For this first "History of Education Quarterly Policy Forum," we invited participants in the special Plenary Session at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the History of Education Society (HES) in St. Louis to publish their remarks on the historical significance of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) at fifty. Organized and…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Government Role
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Sani, Roberto – History of Education Quarterly, 2013
The "Partial Agenda for Modern European Educational History" proposed by Albisetti focuses primarily on the nineteenth century, and on some large-scale trends and issues, such as those relating to education and secondary instruction for women. Discussing this issue implies--especially in the diverse and heterogeneous context of…
Descriptors: Educational History, Foreign Countries, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis
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Benowitz, June Melby – History of Education Quarterly, 2009
The headlines "Who's Trying to Ruin Our Schools?" and "Danger's Ahead in the Public Schools" grabbed the attention of the American public during the early 1950s as mainstream publications reacted to efforts by right-wing organizations to influence the curricula of America's elementary and secondary schools. "A bewildering disease that threatens to…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Textbooks, Elementary Secondary Education, Females
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Davies, Jonathan S.; Freeman, Mark – History of Education, 2003
Discussed the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust and its role in the educational settlement movement. Discusses the Rowntree family's understanding of the relationship between education and democracy. Concludes later descendants veered from funding the settlement endeavors due to lack of funds and interest. Believes this diminished the ideals of…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Democracy, Educational Change, Educational Development
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Karsten, Sjoerd – History of Education, 2003
Asserts the Dutch educational systems' key feature is the principle that parents should be given the opportunity to organize and choose the kind of education they desire. Focuses on the role of the Dutch Social Democrats, the Groningen motion, and the outcome and intellectual foundation of publicly run Dutch schools. (KDR)
Descriptors: Catholics, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Research
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Allender, Tim – History of Education, 2003
Focuses on the dominant Anglican missionary schools in Punjab (India). States that the Anglican missions failed to fulfill their original design, but that Hindu schools were successful and played a role in India's movement for independence over British settlements in the northern region. (KDR)
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Ho, Wai-Chung – History of Education, 2003
Discusses four fields of education in Chinese culture during the time of Confucius: (1) morals, (2) law, (3) politics, and (4) music. Identifies three traditional Chinese music types: (1) refined, (2) popular, and (3) foreign. States music was used to promote social harmony, reinforce nationalist views and actions, and shape attitudes and beliefs…
Descriptors: Chinese, Chinese Culture, Confucianism, Cultural Influences
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Lowe, Roy – History of Education, 2003
Focuses on two examples of how the English education system acquired characteristics and practices from Scotland and other sources. States that since Scottish and English backgrounds were similar, the predominant progress of Scotland's education system played the larger role in English educational development. (KDR)
Descriptors: Educational Background, Educational Development, Educational History, Educational Planning
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Simola, Hannu – History of Education, 2002
Focuses on pupil behavior as a tool for examining Finnish primary, elementary, and secondary schools beyond the earning of credentials. Concludes that the basis of educational reform has often came as much from schools changing reforms than the reverse. Notes that using pupil behavior as an examination tool will continue. (KDR)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Research
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Grigg, Russell – History of Education, 2002
Investigates the establishment of ragged schools in nineteenth century Wales. States they dealt with the many shabbily clad, underprivileged youth found roaming the streets. Explains Wales focused on creating church and boarding schools. Concludes that other schools eventually provided welfare based services which caused ragged school's demise.…
Descriptors: Boarding Schools, Educational Development, Educational History, Educational Opportunities
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Freeman, Mark – History of Education, 2002
Describes the establishment of British educational settlements, how they differed from better known social settlements, and how emphasis on education and non-residence set them apart from older institutions. Discusses the relationship of educational settlements among existing adult education facilities and Quaker colleges. (KDR)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Commuter Colleges, Educational History, Educational Research
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Grier, Julie – History of Education, 2002
Focuses on child migration issues and the impact of the British National Children's Home and Barnardo's, voluntary child care societies during 1948-1967. States England dictated child migration policy in Australia. Concludes the child migration study illustrates how the voluntary sector can be exploited by the state to fulfill controversial…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Griffin, Colin – History of Education, 2002
Discusses education issues in 1840-1870 for children of coalfield workers. Focuses on the Leicestershire and Derbyshire (England) coalfield children. Describes gender education strategies, mining legislation that considered youth as a labor source, and coalmine owners' goal to produce an educated workforce. States education had positive effects on…
Descriptors: Child Labor, Coal, Education Work Relationship, Educational History
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Hilton, Mary – History of Education, 2001
Offers examples of progressive thoughts of male and female writers of romantic literature and poetry between 1780-1850. Depicts an era where children were believed to be better left formally uneducated and women's roles as professional writers and contributor's to progressive thought in society were largely ignored. (MER)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education
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