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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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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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Finkelstein, Barbara – History of Education Quarterly, 1991
Explores the historical bases for turning to education for solutions to U.S. economic problems. Discusses the Founders' dream of an educated republic, the nineteenth-century origins of public education, and the Progressive era view of schools as laboring communities in miniature. Addresses the implications for contemporary education. (SG)
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Objectives, Educational Principles, Elementary Secondary Education