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Baumgartner, Kabria – History of Education Quarterly, 2020
"Roberts v. City of Boston" is a well-known legal case in the history of US education. In 1847, the Boston School Committee denied Sarah C. Roberts, a five-year-old African American girl, admission to the public primary school closest to her home. She was instead ordered to attend the all-black Abiel Smith School, about a half-mile walk…
Descriptors: African American Students, Females, Equal Education, Court Litigation
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Alridge, Derrick P. – History of Education Quarterly, 2020
In this year's Presidential Address, historian Derrick P. Alridge discusses his current research project, Teachers in the Movement: Pedagogy, Activism, and Freedom. The project builds on recent literature about teachers as activists between 1950 and 1980 and explores how and what secondary and postsecondary teachers taught. Focusing on teachers in…
Descriptors: Activism, Educational History, Social Change, Change Agents
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Gleason, Mona – History of Education Quarterly, 2017
Using a collection of settler family letters to the Elementary Correspondence School (ECS) in British Columbia, the first provincial government--supported "schooling by mail" arrangement of its kind in Canada, I highlight the efforts of rural families to secure an education for their children in the period between the First and Second…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Elementary Schools, Correspondence Schools
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Churchill, David S. – History of Education Quarterly, 2008
In February 1899, the Committee of Physical Culture of the Chicago Public School Board approved an intensive "anthropometric" study of all children enrolled in the city's public schools. The study was a detailed attempt to measure the height, weight, strength, lung capacity, hearing, and general fitness of Chicago's student population.…
Descriptors: Middle Class, Public Schools, Academic Achievement, Boards of Education
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Yarrow, Andrew L. – History of Education Quarterly, 2008
During the twenty to twenty-five years after World War II, children in the United States were increasingly taught to understand their nation, its history, and its economic greatness--as an "economy"--rather than in social, moral, philosophical, or political terms. During this time period, not only did an economics education movement…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Economics Education, War, Instructional Materials
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Beyer, C. Kalani – History of Education Quarterly, 2007
Samuel Chapman Armstrong is well known for establishing Hampton Institute, the institution most involved with training black teachers in the South after the Civil War. It is less known that he was born in Hawai'i to the missionary couple Reverend Richard and Clarissa Chapman Armstrong. His parents were members of the Fifth Company of missionaries…
Descriptors: Industrial Education, Hawaiians, African American Education, Teacher Education