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Thakur, Yoko H. – History of Education Quarterly, 1995
Observes that, although textbook reform in occupied Japan originally supported democratic principles of openness and competition, it later became a mechanism for anticommunist censorship. Maintains that interpretations of Japan's military conduct remain highly politicized and controversial. (MJP)
Descriptors: Censorship, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Curriculum Development, Democratic Values
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Angus, David L.; Mirel, Jeffrey E. – History of Education Quarterly, 1993
Asserts that the question of whether high school students should follow a uniform academic program or choose options from a differentiated curriculum has reemerged as a crucial issue. Describes how the Detroit (Michigan) Public Schools enrolled most students in a "general" track that did little to meet actual student needs. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Culture, Blacks, Curriculum Development
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Beadie, Nancy – History of Education Quarterly, 1993
Describes the role of Emma Willard in encouraging the New York State legislature to provide state support for women's education. Discusses political and social issues in the mid-1800s and Willard's vision of a separate system of higher education for women. Outlines establishment of teacher education programs. (CFR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Finance, Educational History, Educational Objectives