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Ashby, Christine; White, Julia M.; Ferri, Beth; Li, Siqi; Ashby, Lauren – History of Education Quarterly, 2020
Middle grades education has been the object of efforts to remediate US education to address an array of social problems. Districts have sought out K-8 models to create smaller learning communities, require fewer school transitions, and allow sustained student connections. This paper offers a historical analysis of K-8 schools, drawing on…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Urban Schools, Access to Education, Educational Opportunities
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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