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Ogren, Christine A. – History of Education Quarterly, 2017
Progressive Era advocates of spelling reform argued that adopting "simplified" word forms would increase the efficiency of American schools. National education leaders and administrators sustained the movement as they discussed simplified spelling extensively in meetings of the National Education Association and state teachers'…
Descriptors: Spelling, Educational History, Standards, Efficiency
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Kelly, Matthew Gardner – History of Education Quarterly, 2016
This article explores how education reformers in California pioneered forms of centralized educational governance between 1850 and 1879. Challenging previous scholarship that has attributed the success of this early educational state to reformer John Swett and New England migrants, this article situates the creation of common schools in California…
Descriptors: Educational History, Urbanization, Immigration, Educational Change
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Kimball, Bruce A.; Johnson, Benjamin Ashby – History of Education Quarterly, 2012
Rather than banking enormous gifts, Harvard University built its wealth by adhering to a coherent strategy that gradually became the common sense--the prevailing ideology--of how to build and maintain the wealth of private universities. President Charles W. Eliot formulated this "free money" strategy over the course of his administration from 1869…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Ideology, Private Colleges, Universities
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Delmont, Matthew – History of Education Quarterly, 2010
This article features Ruth Wright Hayre, Philadelphia's first black high school teacher and principal whose work at William Penn High School for Girls became a model for counseling and motivation programs at other majority-black high schools in Philadelphia, expanding educational and career opportunities for thousands of "able" students.…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Educational Opportunities, Change Agents, Change Strategies
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de Forest, Jennifer – History of Education Quarterly, 2009
Judge Justine Wise Polier's judicial career illuminates the interconnections between the history of the New York City public schools and the Children's Courts, making clear that for many children who found themselves in trouble, justice and education were intertwined. Critics of the children's courts have argued that they were flawed from their…
Descriptors: Judges, Urban Schools, Social Control, Courts
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Steffes, Tracy L. – History of Education Quarterly, 2008
In 1918, Minnesota county superintendent Julius Arp argued that the greatest educational problem facing the American people was the Rural School Problem, saying: "There is no defect more glaring today than the inequality that exists between the educational facilities of the urban and rural communities. Rural education in the United States has…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, State Aid, Rural Areas, Educational Facilities
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Trotman, Janina – History of Education Quarterly, 2006
Demography, distance, and the expansion of settlements created problems for the State Department of Education in Western Australia and other Australian states in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Educational administration in Canada and parts of the United States faced similar issues with regard to the provision of schools. A common…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Women Faculty, Teachers, Rural Schools
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Ryan, Ann Marie – History of Education Quarterly, 2006
While the national debates over the accreditation of Catholic schools remain an essential element of understanding Catholic education during the early 20th century, this study examines how individuals, groups, and institutions grappled with the perceived need for standardization and increased articulation of schools. In particular, it examines the…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, High Schools, Accreditation (Institutions), Educational History
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Loss, Christopher P. – History of Education Quarterly, 2005
In this paper, the author examines the content of Laurence Veysey's subsequent scholarship--centered upon his career-long fascination with the "price structure" of American society and institutions. Veysey's first scholarly volume after The Emergence of the American University was Law and Resistance: American Attitudes toward Authority (1970).…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Administration, Administrative Organization, Higher Education
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Tyack, David B. – History of Education Quarterly, 1976
Explored are the trends which mark the social history of the school superintendency from the Victorian ideal of heroic leadership to the 20th century tradition of broader sources of ideology. Stressed are occupational socialization, the modern quest for new sources of professional authority, and the administrative conflict between acting as…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Evaluation, Careers
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Best, John Hardin – History of Education Quarterly, 1988
Presents a history of the latest revolution in higher education, emphasizing the importance of increasing free market forces in institutional policy formation and the development of new management capabilities within academe. Discusses historiographic considerations and curriculum transitions, suggesting relevant considerations for the formation…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Educational Development
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Lazerson, Marvin – History of Education Quarterly, 1984
Four sets of issues as they relate to the city of Chicago during the late 19th and early 20th centuries are examined: race and the liberal agenda, the role of academics in public policy, the organization of teachers, and the ambiguities of progressive policy. (RM)
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Liberalism
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Berman, Barbara – History of Education Quarterly, 1983
An emphasis on efficiency among public school superintendents did not emerge full-blown at the end of the nineteenth century, as Callahan argues, but was a basic tenet of earlier public school development and reform. This interest in providing economical and socially efficient institutions is crucial to understanding American education. (IS)
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Educational History, Educational Policy, Efficiency
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Robson, David W. – History of Education Quarterly, 1997
Provides an examination of Charles Nisbet's stewardship of Dickinson College in post-revolutionary Pennsylvania. Nisbet's attempts to create a university reflecting the republican ideals of an enlightened aristocracy governing a deferential population met with disastrous resistance from a faculty and student body more aligned with revolutionary…
Descriptors: Academic Failure, College Presidents, Colonial History (United States), Democratic Values
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Curtis, Bruce – History of Education Quarterly, 1997
Explores the part that education played in British efforts to reform society following the failed Canadian Rebellion of 1837-38. Examines the inherent contradictions in establishing liberal democratic institutions to suppress and change a national character. British colonial authorities used these changes to create the infrastructural context for…
Descriptors: Colonialism, Conflict, Developing Institutions, Educational Administration
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