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Fultz, Michael – History of Education Quarterly, 2021
This paper explores trends in summer and intermittent teaching practices among African American students in the post-Civil War South, focusing on student activities in the field, the institutions they attended, and the communities they served. Transitioning out of the restrictions and impoverishment of slavery while simultaneously seeking to…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Educational History, African American Students, African American Education
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Thomas, James W.; Foster, Holly Ann – History of Education Quarterly, 2020
As colleges and universities respond to the COVID-19 outbreak, many in the media call it "unprecedented." This is not the first time that institutions of higher education have had to respond to an epidemic, however. A historical review of college and university reactions to illnesses such as yellow fever and the 1918 influenza pandemic…
Descriptors: Educational History, Disease Incidence, Higher Education, Educational Change
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Cain, Timothy Reese; Dier, Rachael – History of Education Quarterly, 2020
Pivoting around two sit-ins at the University of Georgia, this article examines student activism in the late 1960s and early 1970s in the US South. The first sit-in, at the conclusion of the spring 1968 March for Coed Equality, was part of the effort to overcome parietal rules that significantly restricted women's rights but left men relatively…
Descriptors: Activism, Feminism, Females, Dormitories
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Danforth, Scot – History of Education Quarterly, 2018
Historical analyses of 1960s university campus activism have focused on activities related to the civil rights movement, Free Speech Movement, and opposition to the Vietnam War. This study supplements the historiography of civil disobedience and political activity on college campuses during that tumultuous era with an account of the initiation of…
Descriptors: Educational History, Activism, Civil Rights, Freedom of Speech
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Fiss, Andrew – History of Education Quarterly, 2017
In nineteenth-century America, students buried their mathematics books. This practice consistently celebrated the milestone of passing through collegiate mathematics, yet it changed due to national events. This article considers the case of Bowdoin College, where students buried their books differently before and after the Civil War. Antebellum,…
Descriptors: Educational History, Mathematics Instruction, Textbooks, College Mathematics
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Green, Jane Fiegen – History of Education Quarterly, 2012
On the night of November 11, 1817, nineteen-year-old Rufus Choate rushed to Dartmouth Hall from his Hanover boarding room to answer a call of alarm from his classmates. Professors from Dartmouth University, an institution recently created by legislative action, "had violently attacked" the student library under Choate's care "and, after an…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Maturity (Individuals), Social Environment, Violence
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Breaux, Richard M. – History of Education Quarterly, 2010
This essay examines the college lives of two generations of Iowa's black college women in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It focuses on the experiences of black women at Iowa's private colleges and the University of Iowa (UI) from 1878 to 1928. The experiences of black women in Iowa's colleges and universities are important for…
Descriptors: Private Colleges, Females, White Students, African American Students
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Dorn, Charles – History of Education Quarterly, 2008
During World War II, female students at the University of California, Berkeley--then the most populous undergraduate campus in American higher education--made significant advances in collegiate life. In growing numbers, women enrolled in male-dominated academic programs, including mathematics, chemistry, and engineering, as they prepared for…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Activism, Females, War
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Dougherty, Jack – History of Education Quarterly, 2004
Some teaching innovations arise from a combination of good intentions, last-minute planning, and incredible luck. In this article, the author discusses the different interpretations of the students on Constance Curry's 'Silver Rights' and David Cecelski's 'Along Freedom Road,' the two books he assigns to the class in the history of education…
Descriptors: Instructional Innovation, Historical Interpretation, Creative Teaching, School Desegregation
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Weis, Tracey M. – History of Education Quarterly, 2004
This article examines the two autobiographical accounts of the students in Duke University about their perception on how the race especially the "Brown" decision affects their educational history. The students were advised to consult local newspapers and public records, interviews relatives, neighbors, teachers, and public officials in…
Descriptors: Educational History, Writing Assignments, Autobiographies, African American History
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Allmendinger, David F., Jr. – History of Education Quarterly, 1971
Descriptors: College Students, Colleges, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Change
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Allmendinger, David F., Jr. – History of Education Quarterly, 1971
Financial aid to indigent students provided a source of personnel to staff pulpits of early New England churches. (RA)
Descriptors: College Students, Educational History, Scholarships, Student Loan Programs
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Clark, Daniel A. – History of Education Quarterly, 1998
Examines how the World War II veterans' influx into higher education changed the perception of that institution in the minds of the public and its portrayal in popular media. Previously characterized as an upper-crust indulgence, college became an acceptable symbol of social mobility. Includes reproductions of magazine advertisements. (MJP)
Descriptors: College Attendance, College Students, Cultural Influences, Educational Attitudes
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Hessinger, Rodney – History of Education Quarterly, 1999
Considers the student behavioral problems that afflicted colleges in the Early Republic and the solutions college authorities ultimately enforced. Highlights the struggles to combat student disorder at the University of Pennsylvania, in particular the role of Provost Frederic Beasley, and focuses on the growth of meritocracy. (CMK)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, College Students, Discipline, Educational Change
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Mohsenin, Iran Cassim – History of Education Quarterly, 1983
During the past decade, college student enrollment has encompassed increasing numbers of students older than the traditional age range of 17 to 23. This is not a new precedent; students in colonial colleges spanned a wide age range. Discussed are student ages from the colonial era through the latter nineteenth century. (RM)
Descriptors: Age, College Students, Educational History, Higher Education