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Kryczka, Nicholas – History of Education Quarterly, 2019
Chicago's magnet schools were one of the nation's earliest experiments in choice-driven school desegregation, originating among civil rights advocates and academic education experts in the 1960s and appearing at specific sites in Chicago's urban landscape during the 1970s. The specific concerns that motivated the creation of magnet schools during…
Descriptors: Racial Integration, Magnet Schools, School Choice, School Desegregation
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Zelbo, Sian – History of Education Quarterly, 2019
When the New Orleans school board appointed E. J. Edmunds, a light-skinned Afro-Creole man, the mathematics teacher for the city's best high school in 1875, the senior students walked out rather than have a "negro" as a teacher of "white youths." Edmunds's appointment was a final, bold act by the city's mixed-race intellectual…
Descriptors: Educational History, United States History, African American Teachers, Racial Bias
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Maher, Brent D. – History of Education Quarterly, 2019
Stanford University's indirect cost rates for federally sponsored research dramatically increased from 58 percent in 1980 to 78 percent in 1991. Faculty frustration with increasing rates and scrutiny from a zealous government contracting officer culminated in a congressional inquiry into Stanford's indirect cost accounting practices in 1990 and…
Descriptors: Costs, Expenditures, Research, Accounting
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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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Nash, Margaret A. – History of Education Quarterly, 2019
Land-grant colleges were created in the mid-nineteenth century when the federal government sold off public lands and allowed states to use that money to create colleges. The land that was sold to support colleges was available because of a deliberate project to dispossess American Indians of land they inhabited. By encouraging westward migration,…
Descriptors: Land Grant Universities, American Indian History, Educational History, Land Settlement
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Holden, Charles – History of Education Quarterly, 2018
As it entered the ranks of the "modern" university in the late 1800s and early 1900s, the University of North Carolina (UNC), as did other universities of the time, embraced the development of manhood and self-improvement as part of its mission. But unlike the social and economic pressures on northern and eastern universities to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Masculinity, Social Attitudes, Educational History
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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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Busch, David S. – History of Education Quarterly, 2018
In the early 1960s, Peace Corps staff turned to American colleges and universities to prepare young Americans for volunteer service abroad. In doing so, the agency applied the university's modernist conceptions of citizenship education to volunteer training. The training staff and volunteers quickly discovered, however, that prevailing methods of…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Higher Education, Volunteers, Citizenship Education
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Steudeman, Michael J. – History of Education Quarterly, 2018
The nineteenth-century debate about the role of the US Bureau of Education was marked by negotiations between the civic republican language of antebellum common school advocacy and a social scientific language of educational professionalism. To advance this argument, this essay traces how members of Congress defined, criticized, and delimited the…
Descriptors: Educational History, Legislators, Government Role, United States History
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Doolittle, Sara – History of Education Quarterly, 2018
Between 1889 and 1890, John Wilson and his family were among nearly three thousand African American settlers to enter Oklahoma Territory, where Wilson's two daughters first attended an integrated school. The Wilson family was undoubtedly drawn by the educational and economic opportunities that were present in the fluid space--opportunities that…
Descriptors: United States History, Educational History, African Americans, African American History
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Schulten, Susan – History of Education Quarterly, 2017
Students in the early republic commonly stitched, drew, and painted maps of their states, nation, and world as part of their educations. Map drawing and geography were regarded as particularly appropriate subjects for girls, both as a pathway to literacy and as a means of demonstrating accomplishment. Many young girls exposed to map work in their…
Descriptors: Educational History, United States History, Geography Instruction, Maps
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Gutfreund, Zevi – History of Education Quarterly, 2017
This article explores citizenship's multiple meanings in Los Angeles by describing five different types of Americanization, or immigrant education, in the city of angels from 1910 to 1940. The federal racialization of access to citizenship influenced these alternative approaches to Americanization at a local level. In the context of Supreme Court…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Educational History, Program Development, Second Language Instruction
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Amsterdam, Daniel – History of Education Quarterly, 2017
This article reconstructs the story behind "Freeman v. Pitts" (1992), one of the main US Supreme Court cases that made it easier for school districts to terminate court desegregation orders and that, in turn, helped to propel a widely documented trend: the resegregation of southern schools. The case in part hinged on the question of…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, School Districts, School Desegregation, School Segregation
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Rasmussen, Chris – History of Education Quarterly, 2017
New Brunswick High School, which had been racially integrated for decades, became majority-minority (and soon, all minority) in the 1970s, after years of legal wrangling led hundreds of its students to depart for a new, nearly all-white high school in the adjacent suburb of North Brunswick. White suburbanites invoked "local control" to…
Descriptors: Educational History, School Desegregation, Whites, Racial Discrimination
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Osborne, Ken – History of Education Quarterly, 2016
After the First World War, the League of Nations, through its International Committee on Intellectual Cooperation, attempted to reshape the teaching of history in its member states. The League's supporters realized that its long-term success depended in part on supportive public opinion and that this, in turn, had implications for education. Aware…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Educational Change, Educational History, International Organizations
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