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Nemeth, Julian – History of Education Quarterly, 2017
Sidney Hook set the terms of debate on Communism, higher education, and academic freedom in the postwar United States. His view that Communists lacked the independence necessary for teaching and research--a view forged in the heated debates of New York City's radical left in the 1930s--provided the rationale for firing Communist professors across…
Descriptors: Social Systems, Academic Freedom, Educational History, United States History
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Laats, Adam – History of Education Quarterly, 2010
The world of private fundamentalist education grew prodigiously throughout the late 1970s and into the early 1980s. These schools needed curricular materials and guiding educational philosophies. The impassioned debates among leading fundamentalist educators directly affected the education of hundreds of thousands of students. Concern over the…
Descriptors: Day Schools, Educational Philosophy, Curriculum Development, Christianity
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Kohlstedt, Sally Gregory – History of Education Quarterly, 2008
In the 1890s progressive educators like John Dewey proposed expansive ideas about integrating school and society. Working to make the boundaries between classroom learning and pupils' natural environment more permeable, for example, Dewey urged teachers to connect intellectual and practical elements within their curricula. Highly visible and…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Natural Sciences, Gardening, Educational History
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Lamba, Isaac C. – History of Education Quarterly, 1984
Although some educational progress at grassroot level was made by the Dutch Reformed Church Mission (DRCM) in African Malawi, the DCRM system contributed mostly to underdevelopment. Most Malawians were introduced to semi-literacy under thousands of semi-qualified teachers, and very few Africans who passed through the system later distinguished…
Descriptors: Colonialism, Comparative Education, Educational Change, Educational History
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Osgood, Robert L. – History of Education Quarterly, 1997
Contrasts the rhetoric and implementation of common schools (tax-supported, free public education) in 19th-century Boston with some subsequent educational discrimination. The Boston Public School system established intermediate schools and ungraded classes as a means of instructing illiterate immigrant children. It rapidly became a system of…
Descriptors: Educational Background, Educational Discrimination, Educational History, Educational Philosophy
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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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Winterer, Caroline – History of Education Quarterly, 1992
Contends that educational historians have overlooked the significance of urban "infant schools" in the early 1800s as precursors of kindergartens in the United States. Argues that the failure of these schools to succeed does not obscure their importance as preparation for the kindergarten movement that followed. Discusses origins and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational History, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy
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Urban, Wayne J. – History of Education Quarterly, 1981
Stresses that a regional approach to history of education can enhance and enrich understanding of education-related issues in other regions and in the United States at large. Case studies from the Southern region are presented to reinforce this view. (DB)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational History, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy
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Hiner, N. Ray – History of Education Quarterly, 1973
The pedagogical changes introduced during the Great Awakening reveal that the Puritans of the seventeenth century had not exhausted the educational alternatives open to them; later innovations were developed within the analytical framework built by the seventeenth-century writers. (JB)
Descriptors: Colonial History (United States), Educational History, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy