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Di Mascio, Anthony – History of Education Quarterly, 2010
The educational history of Upper Canada is commonly written as the succession of an elite group of educational reformers who advocated a centralized system of mass schooling. However, the recent shift in research on Upper Canada away from the narrative of prominent individuals who controlled the social, political, and economic development of the…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Democracy, Educational History, Foreign Countries
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Nash, Margaret A. – History of Education Quarterly, 2009
This article reexamines texts published during the period of the initial formation of the nation, from 1783 to 1815, or from the end of the American Revolution through the War of 1812. This examination of thirty-one textbooks (sixteen geographies and history texts, and fifteen readers and grammar books), most written by New Englanders but also…
Descriptors: United States History, Nationalism, Textbooks, Content Analysis
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Whitehead, John S. – History of Education Quarterly, 1986
This essay reviews four recent works on Southern universities: (1) "The University of Georgia: A Bicentennial History" (Dyer, 1985); (2) "A Pictorial History of the University of Georgia" (Boney, 1984); (3) To Foster Knowledge: A History of the University of Tennessee 1794-1970" (Montgomery, et al., 1984); and (4)…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Trends, Higher Education, Historiography
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Hall, Peter Dobkin – History of Education Quarterly, 1986
Reviews history of social class in U.S. society by Philip H. Burch. Notes that this study of social class has not fared well in the twentieth century even with rise of social history. Reviews works of "handful" of scholars who addressed question of social class and concludes that study forms valuable reference work for future scholarship. (JDH)
Descriptors: General Education, Government (Administrative Body), Political Science, Quality of Life
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Jarausch, Konrad H. – History of Education Quarterly, 1986
Using examples from education in Germany, this article provides a critical analysis of the "new history of education," its goals, claims, and methodologies, as they were developed in both the United States and Germany during the 1970s. (JDH)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Historiography
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Kimball, Bruce A. – History of Education Quarterly, 1988
Examines the content of THE SEVEN LIBERAL ARTS IN THE MIDDLE AGES (Wagner, 1983); FROM HUMANISM TO THE HUMANITIES (Grafton & Jardine, 1986); and CLASSICA AMERICANA: THE GREEK AND ROMAN HERITAGE IN THE UNITED STATES (Reinhold, 1984) to illustrate how the historiography of liberal education links debate about the undergraduate curriculum. (GEA)
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Research, General Education, Higher Education
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Adams, David W. – History of Education Quarterly, 1988
Reviews INDIAN EDUCATION IN CANADA, volumes one and two by Barman, Hebert, and McCaskill (1986). States that the books are a valuable introduction to the field of Canadian Indian educational history as they present historical case studies and examine various aspects of the recent Indian self-determination movement. (GEA)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian History, American Indian Studies, Canada Natives
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Herbst, Jurgen – History of Education Quarterly, 1997
Reviews Hermann Rohrs' and Volker Lenhart's, "Progressive Education Across the Continents: A Handbook." Focusing on the internationalism of progressive education, the book describes how the theory behind that movement has evolved over the last hundred years. Briefly critiques some chapters and articles in the book. (MJP)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Comparative Education, Consciousness Raising, Content Analysis
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Ogren, Christine A. – History of Education Quarterly, 1995
Argues that Wisconsin's normal schools presented a less restrictive and more coeducational environment than more prestigious universities. Utilizing primary and archival sources discovers that the normal schools achieved a remarkable degree of gender equity in their treatment of male and female students. (MJP)
Descriptors: Educational History, Elective Courses, Extracurricular Activities, Higher Education
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Westhoff, Laura M. – History of Education Quarterly, 1995
Explores Dewey's concern about the potential threat to democratic community posed by dependence on experts as policymakers. Discusses Dewey's reservations and guarded support of professionalization. Contrasts his views with the democratic elitist position of Walter Lippmann. (MJP)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Activism, Citizenship Education, Democratic Values
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Baker, Scott – History of Education Quarterly, 1995
Maintains that, in the wake of unfavorable court decisions, many school boards in the South attempted to legitimize wage discrimination against black teachers through use of the National Teacher Examination (NTE). Examines questions of racial bias within the testing procedure. Profiles the NTE's leading proponent, Ben Wood. (MJP)
Descriptors: Blacks, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Government School Relationship
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Winterer, Caroline – History of Education Quarterly, 1992
Contends that educational historians have overlooked the significance of urban "infant schools" in the early 1800s as precursors of kindergartens in the United States. Argues that the failure of these schools to succeed does not obscure their importance as preparation for the kindergarten movement that followed. Discusses origins and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational History, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy
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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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Hiner, N. Ray – History of Education Quarterly, 1990
Provides an interdisciplinary framework for the study of education. Speculates on an appropriate definition for education to be used by all social scientists. Reviews early organizational efforts of the profession and notes the growing inclusiveness of the field. Recommends improved scholarship and formulation of educational policy.…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Educational History, Educational Policy, Higher Education
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Cohen, Ronald D. – History of Education Quarterly, 1987
Reviews four prominent books on the subject of busing Blacks and Whites. Describes the rationale behind school integration as being the promotion of educational equality and the provision of interracial contact. Questions whether society has accomplished its goals for equality and calls for more research on the subject of the history of school…
Descriptors: Busing, Civil Rights, Civil Rights Legislation, Desegregation Plans
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