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Carol Burris; Johann Neem – History of Education Quarterly, 2024
Public education, at least as it has been known for the past several generations in the US, is under threat. Conservative state legislatures from Arizona to Florida have enacted sweeping voucher legislation, channeling taxpayer dollars to private schools. At the same time, a vicious culture war has engulfed the public education system in…
Descriptors: Public Education, Charter Schools, School Choice, Educational Vouchers
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Daniel Topper – History of Education Quarterly, 2024
This article traces the transnational circulation of socialist reforms in the field of sex education through the work of Monika Krause, a citizen of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) who migrated to Cuba and became the "Cuban Queen of Condoms." For Krause, the overarching goal of sex education was to "teach tenderness" to…
Descriptors: Social Systems, Sex Education, Educational Change, Contraception
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Nichols, T. Philip; Maton, Rhiannon; Simon, Elaine – History of Education Quarterly, 2023
This article uses oral history, archival material, and published primary sources to examine the competing conceptions of "innovation" at work in the creation and operation of the West Philadelphia Community Free School (WPCFS) from 1969 to 1978. One of the longest-running initiatives in the School District of Philadelphia's experimental…
Descriptors: Race, Community Schools, Free Schools, Educational Change
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Klepper, Rachel – History of Education Quarterly, 2023
This article explores the All-Day Neighborhood Schools (ADNS) program, operated as a partnership between the New York City Board of Education and local philanthropists from 1936 to 1971. Designed to expand the resources available to children and parents, the program included after-school activities, additional teachers, professional development,…
Descriptors: Neighborhood Schools, Extended School Day, Educational History, Program Evaluation
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Ward, Lee – History of Education Quarterly, 2023
While a number of recent studies highlight John Stuart Mill's role as a "teacher of the people," his reflections upon the political significance of higher education have received relatively little attention. I argue that Mill's 1867 St. Andrews Address was both a defense of liberal education against influential arguments for religion-…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Liberal Arts, Advantaged, Educational Change
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Jarvinen, Lisa – History of Education Quarterly, 2022
The United States occupations of Cuba and Puerto Rico following the War of 1898 instituted immediate reforms to the educational systems of the islands. The imposition of public school systems modeled on those of the United States and a concurrent wave of Protestant schools established by American missionaries are well-known features of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Policy, Protestants, Religious Schools, Catholic Schools
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Nishida, Yukiyo – History of Education Quarterly, 2022
In the mid to late nineteenth century, many missionary women from Western countries arrived in Japan to engage in educational work. They made a significant impact not only on the establishment of Christian kindergartens and kindergarten teacher training schools but also on the dissemination of Friedrich Froebel's theory of kindergarten education…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Teacher Education Programs, Educational History, Christianity
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Hanaoka, Mimi – History of Education Quarterly, 2022
Syed Ross Masood (1889-1937), grandson of the Muslim modernist Syed Ahmad Khan and former principal of Osmania University, traveled in 1922 from India to Japan as Director of Public Instruction for Hyderabad to assess Japan's educational system. In Japan and Its Educational System, a report published in 1923, Masood concluded that education had…
Descriptors: Nationalism, Models, Western Civilization, Economic Development
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Vinovskis, Maris A. – History of Education Quarterly, 2022
This article summarizes and assesses federal K-12 compensatory education policies during the past six decades. It focuses on the centerpiece of that effort, Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. Related programs such as America 2000, Goals 2000, No Child Left Behind, and Every Student Succeeds Act are discussed. It…
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Educational Policy, Public Policy, Educational History
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Pawlewicz, Diana D'Amico – History of Education Quarterly, 2022
Historical policy stories that situate teachers as the root cause of problems in public schools have long accompanied educational reforms, including No Child Left Behind. This article portrays the history of teacher blame as a defining component of the grammar of American educational reform. Nineteenth- and twentieth-century reformers identified…
Descriptors: Intervention, Educational History, Educational Change, Teacher Effectiveness
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Pak, Yoon K. – History of Education Quarterly, 2021
This History of Education Society Presidential Address comes at the society's sixtieth anniversary and provides a new conceptual framework that foregrounds recognizing a "racist-blind," and not a color-blind, ideology in the intentional and unequal design our educational past and present. It highlights systemic racism brought on by the…
Descriptors: Racial Discrimination, Racial Bias, Educational History, Equal Education
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Murphy, Jeremy T. – History of Education Quarterly, 2021
The "Quincy Method" is widely considered a successful nineteenth-century school reform. Pioneered by Francis Parker in Quincy, Massachusetts in 1875, it fostered broad pedagogic change in an ordinary school system, transforming Quincy into a renowned hub of child-centered instruction. This article revisits the reform and explores its…
Descriptors: Teacher Improvement, Faculty Mobility, Educational Change, Educational History
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Pursell, Carroll; Iiyoshi, Toru – History of Education Quarterly, 2021
The rise of online learning over the past few decades has raised fundamental questions about the kinds of "spaces" and "places" this mode of education creates. Do they support meaningful exchanges? Can they advance educational equity, access, and community-building? Are they comparable to in-person classroom experiences? The…
Descriptors: Educational History, Distance Education, Equal Education, COVID-19
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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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McCoy, Meredith L.; Villeneuve, Matthew – History of Education Quarterly, 2020
Federal agents, church officials, and education reformers have long used schooling as a weapon to eliminate Indigenous people; at the same time, Indigenous individuals and communities have long repurposed schooling to protect tribal sovereignty, reconstitute their communities, and shape Indigenous futures. Joining scholarship that speaks to…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational History, Federal Indian Relationship, Tribal Sovereignty
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