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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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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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Fuessl, Karl-Heinz; Wegner, Gregory Paul – History of Education Quarterly, 1996
Discusses the organization and implementation of youth education and work programs by the occupying allies in post- World War II Germany. Initial efforts at youth denazification were divided between punitive and rehabilitative approaches. Support from German churches favored rehabilitation efforts. (MJP)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Democratic Values, Education Work Relationship, Educational Environment
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Douglass, John Aubrey – History of Education Quarterly, 1992
Describes the development of the California system of higher education. Discusses the debate between those who wanted a university to educate future leaders and those who urged a system that would stress agriculture and mining. Explores the politics of school boards, the Board of Regents, and the legislature in the state's constitutional…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Educational History, Educational Legislation, Educational Objectives