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Jarvinen, Lisa – History of Education Quarterly, 2022
The United States occupations of Cuba and Puerto Rico following the War of 1898 instituted immediate reforms to the educational systems of the islands. The imposition of public school systems modeled on those of the United States and a concurrent wave of Protestant schools established by American missionaries are well-known features of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Policy, Protestants, Religious Schools, Catholic Schools
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Prytz, Sara Backman; Westberg, Johannes – History of Education Quarterly, 2022
Starting in the late nineteenth century, the teaching profession became increasingly feminized. This article examines the results of this process, exploring the working and living conditions of rural female primary school teachers with a focus on the experiences of loneliness, harassment, and violence that they suffered in early twentieth-century…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Violence, Teaching Conditions, Housing
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Fernandez Greene, Vanessa – History of Education Quarterly, 2022
Situating the endeavors of Asa Shinn Mercer and Domingo Faustino Sarmiento within the broader settler colonial histories of the US and Argentina, this study provides two cases in which men representing prominent settler groups in the Americas attempted to regulate via internal educational colonialism populations they considered divergent from the…
Descriptors: Females, Educational History, Foreign Policy, Land Settlement
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Fumurescu, Ana – History of Education Quarterly, 2022
By the end of the nineteenth century, social hygiene was a topic of great importance for states experiencing fears of national degeneration. The health of children was of particular concern, as it was thought to reflect the future health of the nation. Although this prompted nation-states like France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Child Health, Hygiene
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Hall, Megan J. – History of Education Quarterly, 2021
This essay provides a holistic review of what girls and young women learned, and the settings in which they learned, in the Middle Ages in England between the Norman Conquest (1066) and the Dissolution of the Monasteries (late 1530s). Education of girls was carried out in households, elementary schools, and nunneries, as well as through employment…
Descriptors: Womens Education, Literacy, Educational History, Foreign Countries
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Spencer, E. Mariah – History of Education Quarterly, 2021
Margaret Cavendish was an unusually public figure in early modern England. She published widely under her own name on several secular subjects, including natural philosophy, inequality of the sexes, and educational theory. This article explores the development of Cavendish's educational theories through a detailed account of her life, which took…
Descriptors: Educational History, Foreign Countries, Educational Theories, Authors
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Lefty, Lauren – History of Education Quarterly, 2021
Through a focus on liberal academic and policy networks, this article considers how ideas and practices central to an educational "war on poverty" grew through connections between postwar Puerto Rico, Latin America, and New York. In particular, it analyzes how social scientific ideas about education's role in economic development found…
Descriptors: Poverty, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Economic Development
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Liu, Qing – History of Education Quarterly, 2020
While educating international students is celebrated as a means of promoting mutual understanding among nations, American higher education has always been entangled with geopolitics. This essay focuses on Tang Tsou, the Chinese scholar who came to the United States as a student in 1941, eventually becoming the nation's leading China expert and…
Descriptors: Political Attitudes, Political Science, Foreign Students, Educational History
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Wong, Ting-Hong – History of Education Quarterly, 2020
After World War II, the colonial rule imposed by the Kuomintang (KMT) in Taiwan was symbiotically connected with its project of nation building. This project of "national colonialism" initially spurred the KMT to build an extensive public education system and to marginalize private schools. Financial concerns after 1954, however, forced…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Educational History, Foreign Policy, Nationalism
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Arnaud, Sabine – History of Education Quarterly, 2020
While current debates oppose the cochlear implant's privileging of speech acquisition to teaching sign language, nineteenth-century debates, in contrast, opposed those who saw sign language as a tool for learning to read and write, and those who saw in it an autonomous language for organizing thought itself. Should the order of gestural signs…
Descriptors: Correlation, Educational History, Assistive Technology, Syntax
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Pearce, Joanna L. – History of Education Quarterly, 2020
Nineteenth-century educators worried that blind children were particularly susceptible to moral apathy, religious decay, and atheism because they could not see the beauty of nature. These educators used instruction in biology, zoology, and natural history to teach blind children about the beauty of the natural world and the breadth of God's…
Descriptors: Blindness, Educational History, Science Education, Students with Disabilities
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Balmforth, Mark E. – History of Education Quarterly, 2019
Emma Willard's map-drawing geographic pedagogy revolutionized early nineteenth-century American education, turning students into participants in the crafting of the new nation. This essay explores the conditions under which map drawing was transported to American missionary schools in South Asia and helped instigate a Tamil nation in British…
Descriptors: Cartography, Geography Instruction, Educational History, Maps
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Gemmell, K. M. – History of Education Quarterly, 2019
Progressive education swept across Canada in the early to mid-twentieth century, restructuring schools, introducing new courses, and urging teachers to reorient the classroom to the interests and needs of the learner. The women religious who taught in Vancouver's Catholic schools negotiated the revised public school curriculum, determined to…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Religious Education, Progressive Education, Catholic Educators
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Moon, Krystyn R. – History of Education Quarterly, 2018
This essay explores the experiences and debates surrounding preparatory schools for Chinese students in the United States at the turn of the twentieth century. These institutions attempted to expand educational opportunities for poorer Chinese students who might otherwise not have had a chance to go to school; however, most of these children also…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Low Income Students, Access to Education, Racial Bias
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Raptis, Helen – History of Education Quarterly, 2018
British Columbia (BC) charted its own course in 1949 when it passed legislation permitting Indigenous children to be schooled in provincial public schools. That is, BC's law predated federal legislation allowing integrated schooling by two years. This paper examines how and why BC followed its own policy path with respect to the schooling of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Educational Policy, Educational Legislation
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