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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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Tamura, Eileen H. – History of Education Quarterly, 2017
During the mid-1960s, the War on Poverty ushered in a change in outlook on the poor and stimulated Neighborhood House (a social service agency that began as a settlement house) to focus on educative, community-building initiatives. Yet ironically, while staffers offered educational programs for residents, they were themselves becoming educated.…
Descriptors: Educational History, Poverty Programs, Neighborhoods, Housing
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Finkelstein, Barbara – History of Education Quarterly, 2013
Lurking in the shadows of education history are networks of human interaction, transcultural encounters, forms of global connection, and dispersed sites of cultural teaching and learning that are barely visible in the master narratives of education history. Who would have thought a half-century ago that we would become witnesses and participants…
Descriptors: Educational History, Intercultural Communication, Teaching Methods, Social Change
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Zimmerman, Jonathan – History of Education Quarterly, 2004
This article discusses the struggles over school textbooks to probe America's postwar discourse about race, highlighting the shift towards psychological modes of explanation and remedy. The first section examines debates in the North during the 1940s and early 1950s when a new cohort of African-American freedom fighters--the so-called "World War…
Descriptors: Educational History, Textbooks, Cultural Pluralism, African Americans
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Goodenow, Ronald – History of Education Quarterly, 1975
Analyzed the attitudes of white progressive educators during the depression years toward the schooling of minority and ethnic groups. Particular attention is paid to the programs of the Progressive Education Association, the response of southern black educators to progressive education, and to overlooked sources for studying education in the…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups
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Kaestle, Carl F. – History of Education Quarterly, 1988
Questions whether people during the past century had access to a range of reading materials and asks whether various groups of people acquired different levels of literacy skills. Concludes that the United States needs educational and cultural policies that will increase literacy skills while fostering the variety of materials read by citizens.…
Descriptors: Books, Cultural Influences, Cultural Pluralism, Educational History
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Wicks, Peter C. – History of Education Quarterly, 1980
Examines the origins of West Malaysia's cultural pluralism in the century prior to 1874. Traces the development of formal educational provision in the early years of the Straits of Malacca settlements. Concludes that West Malaysia's communal ills were the consequence of a multiplicity of circumstances, not merely British educational policies.…
Descriptors: Colonialism, Comparative Education, Cultural Pluralism, Educational History