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Cressy, David – History of Education Quarterly, 1976
Discussed is the unprecedented expansion of educational facilities in 16th and 17th century England. Reasons for the newly endowed schools, freelance teachers and increasing numbers of students proceeding to higher education are investigated. The author concludes that, in spite of some extraordinary successes, the chances of escaping drudgery…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Opportunities
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Tropea, Joseph L. – History of Education Quarterly, 1987
This article examines the evolution of informal rules that guided urban school authorities in dealing with difficult pupils. It argues that special classes, special curricula, and lowered promotion standards served to preserve school order after the establishment of mandatory attendance laws. (JDH)
Descriptors: Compulsory Education, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Organizational Change
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Anderson, Robert – History of Education Quarterly, 1985
Elementary, secondary, and higher education enrollment data for Scotland between the 1860s and 1939 are examined, and the structure and development of the Scottish system in the light of some of the general theories of comparative social history of education are discussed. (RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Development, Educational History, Educational Practices
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Perlmann, Joel – History of Education Quarterly, 1983
Analysis of data on homeownership and school attendance in Providence (Rhode Island) suggests that working-class families who purchased homes generally did not do so by providing less schooling for their children than other working-class families. Alternative strategies to raise money were more important than sending children to work. (IS)
Descriptors: Attendance, Child Labor, Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Research
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Clayton, Thomas – History of Education Quarterly, 1998
Discusses the educational destruction and construction in Democratic Kampuchea (Cambodia) under the Khmer Rouge regime. Explains that in constructing the Democratic Kampuchea education system the Khmer Rouge sought to harness the power of education to their agenda of egalitarian, self-reliant, and agrarian socialism. (CMK)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Stevens, Edward W., Jr. – History of Education Quarterly, 1990
Traces the historical development of technical literacy through the establishment of technical institutes in the United States. Relates the development of technical learning to the emerging industrial economy. Explains that instruction required literacy and fundamental mathematical skills. Notes scientific literacy was popularized by magazines…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Saveth, Edward N. – History of Education Quarterly, 1988
Traces the private boarding school movement in the United States, discussing its growth and service to a "democratic nobility" which would be trained to lead the country. Examines the White Anglo-Saxon Protestant control of private schools until the 1960s and explores changes in admissions and administration policies. (GEA)
Descriptors: Admission (School), Admission Criteria, Boarding Schools, Educational Change
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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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Heward, Christine – History of Education Quarterly, 1989
Examines the introduction of compulsory school attendance in the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter (England) following the 1870 Education Act in order to explore class relations and the role of education. Demonstrates the significance of viewing children and parents as agents who initiate activities relative to compulsory school requirements. (KO)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Case Studies, Compulsory Education, Educational History
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Reese, William J. – History of Education Quarterly, 1981
Presents a social analysis of organized labor, socialism, and the Milwaukee schools during the Progressive era, with particular emphasis on the political fortunes of one of the most successful labor movements in American history. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education
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Hall, Peter Dobkin – History of Education Quarterly, 1981
Questions why historians of education have been so reluctant to link their work more firmly to social history. As partial answers, suggests that one reason is their discomfort with current models of the development of modern society and the fact that most historians of education pursue their work with an institutional focus rather than a social…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Nash, Carol S. – History of Education Quarterly, 1981
Describes the impact of Enlightenment philosophies on Russian women during the reign of Catherine II (1762-1796). Education for upper class women was encouraraged only to enhance performance of their domestic roles within tightly knit nuclear families. Peasant women were educated to be serf-teachers for noblemen's children. (AM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Mothers
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Karier, Clarence H. – History of Education Quarterly, 1979
Examines dominant 20th century liberal philosophy of social and educational reform, discusses research on the topic, criticism engendered, and areas which need more careful and extended inquiry. (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education
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Clifford, Geraldine Joncich – History of Education Quarterly, 1978
Characterizes the relationship between family and school as educational agents during the nineteenth century. Based on personal-history documents, the article examines effects of social and economic change on family life, individual development, and school role. (AV)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Experience