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Warren, Kim Cary – History of Education Quarterly, 2020
While researching racially segregated education, the author came across speeches delivered in the 1940s by two educational leaders--one a black man and the other a Native American man. G. B. Buster, a longtime African American teacher, implored his African American listeners to work with white Americans on enforcing equal rights for all. A few…
Descriptors: Educational History, Race, Comparative Analysis, Ethnicity
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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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Danns, Dionne – History of Education Quarterly, 2011
Studies on northern desegregation have focused on political strategies, the role of the courts, the responsibility of the federal government (HEW), and barriers to northern desegregation. Some have conducted individual case studies and comparative studies, and others have examined a number of cities. This article examines the way school…
Descriptors: School Desegregation, School Segregation, Courts, Federal Government
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Sargeant, Lynn M. – History of Education Quarterly, 2009
In this article, the author compares the music education in the United States and the Russian Empire at the turn of the twentieth century. In both countries, music educators struggled to secure a permanent role for vocal music in the school. By comparing Russian music instruction to that in the United States, educators can better understand not…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Music Teachers, Music
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Tolley, Kim; Beadie, Nancy – History of Education Quarterly, 2006
Much good work has recently been done on the socioeconomic history of teaching in the United States, particularly in relation to the "feminization" of the profession that occurred over the course of the nineteenth century. This article brings together evidence from disparate local sources in both North Carolina and New York to explore…
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, Advertising, Travel, Teacher Employment
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Cohen, Miriam – History of Education Quarterly, 2005
In this article, the author discusses her comparative study of the history of the welfare state in the United States, England, and France, she studies some of the usual features of the welfare state, which include important entitlement programs, such as social insurance, and protective labor legislation, but she also focuses on the development of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Public Education, Politics of Education
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Plum, Catherine – History of Education Quarterly, 2005
In this article, the author discusses how the municipal authorities eliminate the names of all schools in eastern Berlin in 1990 to formalize the spontaneous purge of school identities. She added, that the renaming of primary and secondary schools at this historical juncture provides a unique vantage point for examining what the democratic turning…
Descriptors: Social Systems, Organizational Change, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
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Perlstein, Daniel – History of Education Quarterly, 2004
This article traces back to the time when virtually no educational research or policymaking takes integration seriously, when the courts regularly declare segregated districts unitary, when the rhetoric of race-blind social justice has been abandoned by the left and appropriated by the opponents of equality. This leads students' and other…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Educational History, School Desegregation, Equal Education
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Olneck, Michael R.; Lazerson, Marvin – History of Education Quarterly, 1974
Children of the foreign-born are compared to the children of white, native-born parents on measures of school attendence, continuance, completion, retardation rates, and on the basis of sex ratios. Lastly, the Southern Italians and Russian Jews are considered. (Author/SM)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Educational History
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Ringer, Fritz K. – History of Education Quarterly, 1978
A study of the educational background of a random sample of prominent men born between 1810 and 1859, and listed in major biographical encyclopedias for Germany, France, United Kingdom, and the United States. The intellectual elite including writers, artists, private scholars, senior university professors, and clergymen, is strongly represented in…
Descriptors: Biographies, Comparative Analysis, Educational Background, Educational History
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Galenson, David W. – History of Education Quarterly, 1998
Explores ethnic differences in contextual or neighborhood effects on school attendance in Early Chicago. Analyzes (1) the determinants of school attendance for the sons of native-born Americans and Germans and (2) the effects of proximity to other ethnic groups on the school attendance of boys. (CMK)
Descriptors: Attendance, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups
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Gillis, John R. – History of Education Quarterly, 1973
This paper attempts to demonstrate that the question of conformity and rebellion is ultimately one of social and political structure by comparing the demographic and economic class lines of the English Boy Scouts and the German Wandervogel. (Author/KM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Conformity
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Langdon, John W. – History of Education Quarterly, 1978
Compares career preferences of graduates of the two most prestigious Jesuit schools in nineteenth-century France. Graduates of one, which catered to the upper class, generally followed familial vocations such as law. Graduates of the other, upwardly-mobile members of the middle class, generally chose public service careers in the armed forces.…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Church Related Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education
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Palmer, R. R. – History of Education Quarterly, 1974
Before the French Revolution, in 1789, 46 percent of the pupils in public secondary schools received free instruction compared to 13 percent of the pupils in 1842. The article examines the means by which the conclusion is arrived at, assesses its validity, and comments on some of its implications. (Author/SM)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Educational History, Equal Education