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Lefty, Lauren – History of Education Quarterly, 2021
Through a focus on liberal academic and policy networks, this article considers how ideas and practices central to an educational "war on poverty" grew through connections between postwar Puerto Rico, Latin America, and New York. In particular, it analyzes how social scientific ideas about education's role in economic development found…
Descriptors: Poverty, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Economic Development
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Di Mascio, Anthony – History of Education Quarterly, 2010
The educational history of Upper Canada is commonly written as the succession of an elite group of educational reformers who advocated a centralized system of mass schooling. However, the recent shift in research on Upper Canada away from the narrative of prominent individuals who controlled the social, political, and economic development of the…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Democracy, Educational History, Foreign Countries
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Kumano, Ruriko – History of Education Quarterly, 2010
In August 1945, Imperial Japan surrendered to the Allied Powers. From September 1945 to April 1952, the United States occupied the defeated country. Douglas MacArthur, an American army general and the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers (SCAP), attempted to transform Japanese society from an authoritarian regime into a budding democracy.…
Descriptors: Freedom of Speech, Academic Freedom, Democracy, Schools
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Puaca, Brian M. – History of Education Quarterly, 2008
This article concentrates on two pieces of legislation promulgated in the early 1960s in order to investigate the broader ideas and concerns surrounding political education in the postwar Federal Republic of Germany. These pieces of educational policy highlight the consensus for continued reform while recognizing the value of curricular and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, Citizenship Education, Educational History
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Schrum, Ethan – History of Education Quarterly, 2007
World War II stands as a defining moment for American higher education. During the crisis of international relations that existed by the late 1930s, American thinkers of various stripes felt compelled to mobilize the country's intellectual and educational resources in defense of democracy, thus creating "a great ideological revival of democracy…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Democracy, Educational History, Federal Government
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von Heyking, Amy – History of Education Quarterly, 2006
At the beginning of the twentieth century, English-Canadian schools have attempted to create citizens of good character who were loyal to a Canadian nation defined by its role in the British Empire. Because of the country's experience in World War I, Canadians refined their identity in the 1920s, keeping it distinct from its relationship with…
Descriptors: Textbooks, War, Secondary Schools, Nationalism
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Setran, David P. – History of Education Quarterly, 2005
In the early twentieth century, many American educators pinned their hopes for a revitalized nation on the character education of "youth," especially adolescent boys. Although the emphasis on student morality was far from novel--nineteenth-century common and secondary schools operated as bastions of Protestant republican virtue--new perceptions of…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Democracy, Values Education, High School Students
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Pepin, Craig K. – History of Education Quarterly, 2005
After 1945, the words "anti-fascist education" appeared much less frequently in the western zones of occupied Germany than in the Soviet zone, but the concerns expressed by the phrase were shared by all occupying powers: How could education help prevent a resurgence of Nazism? For the American and British occupation authorities, and to a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Authoritarianism, Universities, War
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Puaca, Brian M. – History of Education Quarterly, 2005
In this paper, the author highlights the Berlin Student Parliament and assesses educational innovations of the postwar era. The Berlin Student Parliament is but one example of the postwar pedagogical and curricular initiatives that sought to prepare West German pupils for their responsibilities in the new democracy. The organization believe that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Innovation, Democracy, Educational Change
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Johanningmeier, E. V. – History of Education Quarterly, 1971
A review of a book on the history of three issues in American education. (RA)
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Democracy, Demography, Educational History
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Tanis, Norman Earl – History of Education Quarterly, 1970
Descriptors: Agricultural Skills, American Indian Languages, American Indians, City Government
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Baumgarten, Nikola – History of Education Quarterly, 1994
Asserts that there has been growing interest in the last three decades in public education and its relationship to democracy. Discusses the development and importance of schools established by the Society of the Sacred Heart in frontier Saint Louis. Concludes that these schools pushed the limits of universal education. (ACM)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Blacks, Catholic Educators, Catholic Schools