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Mullaney, Marie Marmo; Hilbert, Rosemary C. – History of Education Quarterly, 2018
Established in 1911 as a simple owner-operated commercial school in Providence, Rhode Island, the Katharine Gibbs School expanded over the decades to acquire an international reputation for excellence in secretarial training. This essay examines the origin, development, and ultimate demise of the chain, placing it within the context of the…
Descriptors: Womens Education, Females, Office Occupations, Gender Bias
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Nash, Margaret A. – History of Education Quarterly, 2013
"The value of the Art Education becomes more and more apparent as a means of honorable support and of high culture and enjoyment," stated the catalog of Ingham University in western New York State in 1863. The Art Department there would prepare "pupils for Teachers and Practical Artists." This statement reveals some of the…
Descriptors: Females, Womens Education, Commercial Art, Art Education
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Angulo, A. J. – History of Education Quarterly, 2005
The author introduces William Barton Rogers, conceptual founder of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who pursued two interrelated careers in nineteenth-century America: one centered on his activities in science and the other on his higher educational reform efforts. This essay explores one theme in Rogers' scientific and educational…
Descriptors: United States History, Slavery, Careers, Higher Education
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Tyack, David B. – History of Education Quarterly, 1976
Explored are the trends which mark the social history of the school superintendency from the Victorian ideal of heroic leadership to the 20th century tradition of broader sources of ideology. Stressed are occupational socialization, the modern quest for new sources of professional authority, and the administrative conflict between acting as…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Evaluation, Careers
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Walton, Andrea – History of Education Quarterly, 2000
Provides biographical information on Marjorie Hope Nicolson. Includes an examination of her life, such as the influence of her family and mentors. Analyzes Nicolson's career trajectory from the 1920's to the 1960s. States that the life of Nicolson will help define the complexity of women's choices in academic life. (CMK)
Descriptors: Careers, College Faculty, Educational History, Family Influence
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Williams, H. G. – History of Education Quarterly, 2000
Examines the relationship between state and inspectorate in Wales by tracing the history of Harry Longueville Jones, the first Her Majesty's Inspectorate (HMI) of Church schools. Considers how he tried to shape an educational system suitable for the needs of Welsh communities. Includes a historical description of Wales. (CMK)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Careers, Cultural Context, Educational History