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Gemmell, K. M. – History of Education Quarterly, 2019
Progressive education swept across Canada in the early to mid-twentieth century, restructuring schools, introducing new courses, and urging teachers to reorient the classroom to the interests and needs of the learner. The women religious who taught in Vancouver's Catholic schools negotiated the revised public school curriculum, determined to…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Religious Education, Progressive Education, Catholic Educators
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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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Goodchild, Lester F. – History of Education Quarterly, 2012
This article explores the influence of evolutionary ideas, especially Social Darwinism, on G. Stanley Hall's (1844-1924) educational ideas and major writings on gender and race. Hall formed these progressive ideas as he developed an American Social Darwinist pedagogy, embedded in his efforts to create the discipline of psychology, the science of…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Progressive Education, Teaching Methods, Educational Philosophy
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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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Turpin, Andrea L. – History of Education Quarterly, 2010
Historical scholarship has traditionally focused on the commonalities uniting Catharine Beecher and Mary Lyon, the two leading antebellum women's educational reformers in New England. This essay shifts that focus by contrasting their educational philosophies and exploring the implications their differences had for the development of American…
Descriptors: Single Sex Colleges, Females, Educational History, Womens Education
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Valkanova, Yordanka – History of Education Quarterly, 2009
The Russian Revolution of February 1917 displaced the autocracy of the Romanov royal family and aimed to establish a liberal republican Russia. The Bolsheviks, who came to power a few months later in the revolution of October 1917, announced that their new policy in education "had no analogy in history." Their reforms sought to establish…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Educational Philosophy, Labor, Foreign Countries
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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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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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Alridge, Derrick P. – History of Education Quarterly, 2007
Anna Julia Cooper and W.E.B. Du Bois were two of the most prominent African-American educators of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. During this period, they both envisioned a broad education tailored specifically to the critical intellectual and vocational needs of the entire black community. In this essay, the author examines common themes…
Descriptors: African American Education, Educational Philosophy, Social Change, Womens Education
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Beyer, C. Kalani – History of Education Quarterly, 2007
Samuel Chapman Armstrong is well known for establishing Hampton Institute, the institution most involved with training black teachers in the South after the Civil War. It is less known that he was born in Hawai'i to the missionary couple Reverend Richard and Clarissa Chapman Armstrong. His parents were members of the Fifth Company of missionaries…
Descriptors: Industrial Education, Hawaiians, African American Education, Teacher Education
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Lannie, Vincent P. – History of Education Quarterly, 1976
Presents an historiographical overview of Catholic education in the United States from colonial days to the twentieth century. The author traces the principles, origins, and establishment of the Catholic school system and relates the system to the Church's progress in America. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: American Studies, Catholic Schools, Educational History, Educational Objectives
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Wong, William S. – History of Education Quarterly, 1976
Provides a translation and explanation of the "Hsueh Chi," (Record of Learning), which is the 18th chapter of the major Confucian classic "Li Chi," (Book of Rites). The author maintains that although much has changed in China since Confucius, there is still the spirit that education is essential in order to organize society and to rule. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Asian History, Chinese Culture, Educational History, Educational Objectives
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Spring, Joel H. – History of Education Quarterly, 1974
The original goals and theoretical base for the development of mass sports in the United States are discussed. (Author)
Descriptors: Athletics, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories
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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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Reuben, Julie A. – History of Education Quarterly, 1997
Argues that changes in citizenship education during the progressive era (emphasizing community and the common welfare rather than individual rights) grew out of support for a strong, activist central government. Questions earlier assumptions that the change occurred in reaction to immigration. Discusses competing conceptions of citizenship and…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics, Educational History
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