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Zimmerman, Jonathan – History of Education Quarterly, 2011
In this paper, the author first cites passages that highlight the key developments and dilemmas of teacher education in Ghana in the 1960s, when the new nation resolved to prepare its largely untrained teaching force in "progressive" methods. Across the decade--and across subject areas--Ghana conducted in-service teacher training to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Educational History, Progressive Education
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Breaux, Richard M. – History of Education Quarterly, 2010
This essay examines the college lives of two generations of Iowa's black college women in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It focuses on the experiences of black women at Iowa's private colleges and the University of Iowa (UI) from 1878 to 1928. The experiences of black women in Iowa's colleges and universities are important for…
Descriptors: Private Colleges, Females, White Students, African American Students
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Rose, Elizabeth – History of Education Quarterly, 2009
Head Start, the federal program that provides preschool education, health, and social services for children from poor families, is one of the United States' most popular government programs. Created in 1965, it has endured as a symbol of commitment to children, serving just fewer than one million children a year in neighborhood sites across the…
Descriptors: Nursery Schools, Poverty, Preschool Education, Economically Disadvantaged
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Uno, Kathleen – History of Education Quarterly, 2009
Research on the history of children and childhood in modern Japan (1868-1945) reveals that issues related to civil society, state, and the establishment of institutions for young children can be explored beyond the transatlantic world. In this essay, after briefly surveying historiography, a few basic terms, and earlier patterns of state and…
Descriptors: Historiography, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Foreign Countries
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Nawrotzki, Kristen D. – History of Education Quarterly, 2009
Historians such as Seth Koven and Carolyn Steedman have shown how visual and literary depictions of children helped move late-nineteenth-century middle- and upper-class audiences to join in child-saving philanthropy aimed at the deserving poor. This essay focuses on an analysis of the promotional literature of the free kindergartens. Starting from…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Child Welfare, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Change
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Nybakken, Elizabeth – History of Education Quarterly, 1997
Argues that many of the colonial religious and political leaders received their advanced schooling in small academies created and run by schoolmasters trained in Ireland and Scotland. Traces the dissemination of Scots-Irish Enlightenment ideas from these academies through their counterparts in colonial America. (MJP)
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Colonial History (United States), Educational Environment, Educational History
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Kling, David W. – History of Education Quarterly, 1997
Documents and analyzes the emergence of an informal training network that grew out of the Great Awakening religious revival in colonial America. Dissatisfied with traditional instruction in divinity schools, many evangelical clergyman used their apprenticeships as an opportunity to study with ministers more sympathetic to their religious…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Church Related Colleges, Clergy, Colonial History (United States)
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Fuessl, Karl-Heinz; Wegner, Gregory Paul – History of Education Quarterly, 1996
Discusses the organization and implementation of youth education and work programs by the occupying allies in post- World War II Germany. Initial efforts at youth denazification were divided between punitive and rehabilitative approaches. Support from German churches favored rehabilitation efforts. (MJP)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Democratic Values, Education Work Relationship, Educational Environment
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Cunningham, Peter – History of Education Quarterly, 1989
Discusses the influence of the research environment on the educational history produced in Great Britain. Points out that a number of historical works are influenced by political circumstances. Concludes that, although the history of education in the context of teacher education courses has become less important, social and political interests…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational History, Educational Research
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Barnes, Sarah V. – History of Education Quarterly, 1996
Traces the changes in educational philosophy and practices that occurred within England's civic universities. The original intent of the state supported public universities was to provide professional and technical training for the growing middle class. Discusses the reasons that the civics eventually adopted the curriculum of the elite private…
Descriptors: College Role, Educational Environment, Educational Experience, Educational History
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Smith, Bonnie G. – History of Education Quarterly, 1993
Discusses the educational experiences of historians during the middle 1800s. Describes changes in historical research methods and historical interpretation that developed a new type of professional historian. Asserts that the school environment for adolescent boys directly was related to changes in historiography and historical writing. (CFR)
Descriptors: Boarding Schools, Classical Languages, Classical Literature, Educational Change
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Camp, Roderic A. – History of Education Quarterly, 1980
Examines the effect of the university's social environment on political leaders in Mexico from 1946 to 1970. The analysis focuses on the period from 1920 to 1940 when the majority of political leaders studied at the university. Considers the implications of developing a political elite and of the isolation of potential political leaders. (KC)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Environment, Educational History, Higher Education