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Nations, Jennifer M. – History of Education Quarterly, 2021
The size and cost of US public higher education, funded largely by government, grew continuously for nearly twenty-five years after World War II. In the late 1960s, as the nation's economic growth slowed, the question of who should pay for higher education came under fresh political scrutiny. Decades-old no-tuition policies at the University of…
Descriptors: Tuition, Educational Finance, Politics of Education, Political Attitudes
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Andersen, Lisa M. F. – History of Education Quarterly, 2019
The reasons for peer education's ascendance as a core pedagogy in sex education are as much historical as they are reasonable or ethical. This article traces the history of peer-led sex education from the 1970s to the 1990s against the backdrop of New York City's financial ruin, social unrest, and a public health crisis. Starting with an analysis…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Sex Education, Teaching Methods, School Culture
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Nocera, Amato – History of Education Quarterly, 2018
This paper examines an "experimental" program in African American adult education that took place at the Harlem branch of the New York Public Library in the early 1930s. The program, called the Harlem Experiment, brought together a group of white funders (the Carnegie Corporation and the American Association for Adult Education)--who…
Descriptors: African American Education, Adult Education, Afrocentrism, Public Libraries
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Bonastia, Christopher – History of Education Quarterly, 2016
In July 1963, students from Queens College (QC) and a group of New York City teachers traveled to Prince Edward County (PEC), Virginia, to teach local black youth in Freedom Schools. The county had eliminated public education four years earlier to avoid a desegregation order. PEC Freedom Schools represented the first major effort to recruit an…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, African Americans, Counties, Expertise
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Rousmaniere, Kate – History of Education Quarterly, 1994
Asserts that, in the urban classrooms of the early 20th century, women teachers faced two contradictory images: (1) the idealized view of the gentle, nurturing teacher; and (2) the reality of the harsh working conditions in city schools. Concludes that administrators were content to let classroom teachers deal with disciplinary issues. (CFR)
Descriptors: Classrooms, Corporal Punishment, Discipline Policy, Discipline Problems