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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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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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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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Axelrod, Paul – History of Education Quarterly, 1996
Summarizes the various interpretations and representations of Canadian educational history in textbooks and other scholarly publications from the last 20 years. Charts the appearance in educational history of intellectual and social history, as well as minority and feminist considerations. (MJP)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Development, Educational History, Educational Objectives
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Best, John Hardin – History of Education Quarterly, 1996
Observes the romanticized, contradictory, and occasionally reviled character of the American South and considers the role education played in its development. Discusses shifting movements in American historical writing about education (from triumphant public access to oppressive social control) and how these related to the southern experience.…
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Cultural Context, Cultural Education, Cultural Isolation
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Stevens, Edward W., Jr. – History of Education Quarterly, 1990
Traces the historical development of technical literacy through the establishment of technical institutes in the United States. Relates the development of technical learning to the emerging industrial economy. Explains that instruction required literacy and fundamental mathematical skills. Notes scientific literacy was popularized by magazines…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Monaghan, E. Jennifer – History of Education Quarterly, 1990
Reviews Experience Mayhew's book, "Indian Converts" (1727) and changing scholarly interpretations of literacy effects on Native Americans living on Martha's Vineyard. Traces the history of the Mayhew missionary family from 1641 to the 1720s and the establishment of the Indian Library. Examines the cultural implications of literacy and…
Descriptors: American Indian Studies, American Indians, Biographies, Books
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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