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García, David G.; Yosso, Tara J. – History of Education Quarterly, 2020
Over the last few decades, scholars have called on the field of educational history to more fully account for the perspectives of women and People of Color, and to connect history to contemporary educational research and policy. While a number of scholars answered these calls with important contributions, few have offered a methodological roadmap…
Descriptors: Educational History, Minority Groups, Personal Narratives, Critical Theory
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Kelly, Matthew Gardner – History of Education Quarterly, 2016
This article explores how education reformers in California pioneered forms of centralized educational governance between 1850 and 1879. Challenging previous scholarship that has attributed the success of this early educational state to reformer John Swett and New England migrants, this article situates the creation of common schools in California…
Descriptors: Educational History, Urbanization, Immigration, Educational Change
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Garcia, David G.; Yosso, Tara J. – History of Education Quarterly, 2013
To introduce their examination of the social production of segregated space and power relations in Oxnard, California from 1934 to 1954, the authors utilize portions of a letter written by Alice Shaffer, April 21, 1938, to the Oxnard School Board of Trustees. Shaffer outlines the seemingly shared concerns of her neighbors about a disruption of the…
Descriptors: School Segregation, Racial Segregation, Boards of Education, Trustees
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Graves, Karen – History of Education Quarterly, 2013
"Newsweek" ran an article on "The Homosexual Teacher" in December 1978. At the end of a tumultuous two-year period framed by Anita Bryant's anti-gay campaign in South Florida and John Briggs' proposition to bar gay and lesbian educators from working in California public schools, reporters concluded, "Most homosexual…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Teaching (Occupation), Social Status, Social Behavior
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Justice, Benjamin – History of Education Quarterly, 2011
They sat in the Cubberley Education Lecture Hall to hear visiting experts. More often they could be found meeting in reduced-size classes, or working on small-group activities. They usually took notes; sometimes they took field trips. They memorized lists and sat for exams, but they also watched films and acted out scenarios. Rather than take…
Descriptors: United States History, War, Global Approach, Cooperative Learning
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Straus, Emily E. – History of Education Quarterly, 2009
This article discusses the role of education within communities and underscores the changing nature of minority groups in the United States. It specifically examines the struggle between African Americans and Latinos over education, employment, and empowerment in Compton, California. The story of Compton and its school district exposes…
Descriptors: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Role of Education, Empowerment
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Kafka, Judith – History of Education Quarterly, 2009
Today, scholars, social commentators, and practitioners alike tend to credit the bureaucratization of school discipline to court decisions from the 1960s and 1970s granting students certain civil rights in school. They argue that as the legal recognition of students' rights grew, educators lost the authority to act "in loco parentis,"…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Discipline, Educational History, Administrative Organization
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Nawrotzki, Kristen D. – History of Education Quarterly, 2009
Historians such as Seth Koven and Carolyn Steedman have shown how visual and literary depictions of children helped move late-nineteenth-century middle- and upper-class audiences to join in child-saving philanthropy aimed at the deserving poor. This essay focuses on an analysis of the promotional literature of the free kindergartens. Starting from…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Child Welfare, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Change
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Mehlman, Natalia – History of Education Quarterly, 2007
By December 1968, the Anaheim Family Life and Sex Education (FLSE) program, celebrated since its formal introduction in 1965 as one of the most progressive in the nation, was being smeared as communistic and perverse. Local activists in this Orange County city had been congregating in hotel rooms and homes, screening cautionary films for the…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Family Life, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Social Change
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Weiler, Kathleen – History of Education Quarterly, 2007
The introduction of a loyalty oath for professors at the University of California was part of the nationwide search for political subversives in all key institutions in the late 1940s and early 1950s. By the early 1950s, the panic over political subversives that led to the imposition of a loyalty oath at the University of California had spilled…
Descriptors: Females, State Universities, Educational History, Women Faculty
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Dorn, Charles – History of Education Quarterly, 2005
In this article, the author discusses the experiences of Marian Sauer as one of the teachers during World War II. Marian Sauer, began teaching at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School in Richmond, California, in 1942. During World War II, Richmond's population skyrocketed, as a direct result of homefront mobilization and school enrollments grew six…
Descriptors: Educational History, Public Schools, African Americans, Racial Discrimination
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Weiler, Kathleen – History of Education Quarterly, 1994
Maintains that rural school reform in California between 1900 and 1940 was motivated by many of the same concerns that underlay the national movement to reform rural education. Describes the growth of state control over classroom teachers. (CFR)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational History, Females, One Teacher Schools
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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
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Hendrick, Irving G. – History of Education Quarterly, 1976
Describes and attempts to explain some of the Federally directed educational policies aimed at Indians in California from 1849-1934. Significant relationships were found between the California experience and the national pattern in the areas of boarding school administration, curriculum structure, and testing procedures. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indians, Boarding Schools, Educational Administration