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Spencer, E. Mariah – History of Education Quarterly, 2021
Margaret Cavendish was an unusually public figure in early modern England. She published widely under her own name on several secular subjects, including natural philosophy, inequality of the sexes, and educational theory. This article explores the development of Cavendish's educational theories through a detailed account of her life, which took…
Descriptors: Educational History, Foreign Countries, Educational Theories, Authors
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Urban, Wayne J. – History of Education Quarterly, 2011
In this article, the author talks about the proper place of theory in educational history and shares his comments on the essays by Eileen Tamura, Carolyn Eick, and Roland Coloma. Eileen Tamura's positing of most educational historians as practitioners of narrative history is surely on the mark. She invites historians of education to investigate…
Descriptors: Social History, Educational History, Historians, Educational Theories
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Butchart, Ronald E. – History of Education Quarterly, 2011
The three essays that make up this issue on theory in educational history by Eileen Tamura, Caroline Eick, and Roland Sintos Coloma constitute an indictment of the field of the history of education for its neglect of theory. Read linearly, from the Introduction through Coloma, the indictment becomes increasingly strident, moving from a gentle call…
Descriptors: Historiography, Educational History, Essays, Educational Theories
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Murphey, Kathleen A. – History of Education Quarterly, 2011
This author describes herself as someone who has questioned the role of theory since she first began studying educational history several decades ago, and who has attempted to use theory. She sees contradictions in what she is researching and how she is doing it, contradictions that arise from her graduate training, the developments in…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Theories, Role, Graduate Study
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Petrina, Stephen – History of Education Quarterly, 2004
In addition to contemporary boundaries and identities of educational psychology is the historiography of progressive education. Historians have too readily played into the hands of practitioners, accepting antagonisms between Freud and Thorndike, psychoanalysis and behaviorism, liberty and discipline. In its final analysis, this article embraces…
Descriptors: Psychiatry, Educational Psychology, Educational History, Educational Trends
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Gilbert, James B. – History of Education Quarterly, 1977
Describes experimental sociological research in the late 1800's which attempted to find a direct link between physical appearance and criminality, insanity, and poverty. Effects of this research on the formation of America's public education system are discussed. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Criminology, Educational History, Educational Research
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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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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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Friedman, Alice T. – History of Education Quarterly, 1985
Educational theory and practice among the most privileged group in English society--the nobility and upper gentry--are examined. Fundamental differences distinguished the humanist program of study for girls from that for boys during the middle years of the sixteenth century. (RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational History, Educational Practices, Educational Theories
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Fidler, Geoffrey C. – History of Education Quarterly, 1985
The educational theory and practice of the Escuela Modern (Modern School) movement of the Spanish educator Francisco Ferrer, born in 1850, are discussed. Two fundamental tendencies of the movement are child-centered education and education in didactic terms. (RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Didacticism, Educational History, Educational Practices
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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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Herbst, Jurgen – History of Education Quarterly, 1997
Reviews Hermann Rohrs' and Volker Lenhart's, "Progressive Education Across the Continents: A Handbook." Focusing on the internationalism of progressive education, the book describes how the theory behind that movement has evolved over the last hundred years. Briefly critiques some chapters and articles in the book. (MJP)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Comparative Education, Consciousness Raising, Content Analysis
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Albisetti, James C. – History of Education Quarterly, 1992
Reviews the European response to U.S. women's colleges. Contends that most international visitors believed that the United States was the world leader in women's rights in the latter part of the nineteenth century. Concludes that women's colleges' influence as models was limited severly by generally negative perceptions of all U. S. colleges. (CFR)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories
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Lagemann, Ellen Condliffe – History of Education Quarterly, 1989
Explores John Dewey's influence upon the history of educational research. Considers the genesis of Dewey's approach to the systematic study of education and investigates some of the reasons his approach to educational inquiry did not endure as well as those of Edward L. Thorndike. Examines the nature of these various traditions. (KO)
Descriptors: Educational Development, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Educational Research
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Stone, Frank A. – History of Education Quarterly, 1973
Several innovative philosophers, creators of systematic theoretical systems, have made their impact on Turkish educational thought since the turn of the century. A range of positions about education which have emerged during Turkey's modernization process are discussed. (SM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Development, Educational History, Educational Philosophy