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Tamura, Eileen H. – History of Education Quarterly, 2017
During the mid-1960s, the War on Poverty ushered in a change in outlook on the poor and stimulated Neighborhood House (a social service agency that began as a settlement house) to focus on educative, community-building initiatives. Yet ironically, while staffers offered educational programs for residents, they were themselves becoming educated.…
Descriptors: Educational History, Poverty Programs, Neighborhoods, Housing
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Williamson, Joy Ann – History of Education Quarterly, 2004
The Brown decisions have become part of the collective American memory. Students know that the 1954 decision ended legalized segregation in elementary and secondary schools and rightly understand it as a benchmark in educational history. However, when pressed for information on the decisions, few have ever read the original court documents and…
Descriptors: Desegregation Litigation, Educational History, Educational Change, Access to Education
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Goodenow, Ronald – History of Education Quarterly, 1975
Analyzed the attitudes of white progressive educators during the depression years toward the schooling of minority and ethnic groups. Particular attention is paid to the programs of the Progressive Education Association, the response of southern black educators to progressive education, and to overlooked sources for studying education in the…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups
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Hogan, David – History of Education Quarterly, 1978
Contends that the increasing level of educational attendance among Chicago's immigrant groups (1880-1930) was the result of accommodation to the wage labor system. All immigrant groups developed a positive attitude toward education to ensure the economic welfare of their children. Considers implications of research in terms of adequately…
Descriptors: Attendance Patterns, Behavior Patterns, Economic Status, Educational Attitudes
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Tamura, Eileen H. – History of Education Quarterly, 2001
Discusses the types of essays and book reviews appearing in the History of Education Quarterly. Focuses on ethnic and immigrant education and Asian American educational history. Finds only one essay and one book review from 1990-1999 on Asian American education. Highlights eight other books and articles relating to Asian American education. (DAJ)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Book Reviews, Books, Educational History
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Curtis, Bruce – History of Education Quarterly, 1997
Explores the part that education played in British efforts to reform society following the failed Canadian Rebellion of 1837-38. Examines the inherent contradictions in establishing liberal democratic institutions to suppress and change a national character. British colonial authorities used these changes to create the infrastructural context for…
Descriptors: Colonialism, Conflict, Developing Institutions, Educational Administration
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Tamura, Eileen H. – History of Education Quarterly, 1993
Describes the English-only effort in the Territory of Hawaii that typified the Americanization crusade that swept the United States during and after World War I. Asserts that, although the Americanizers focused on southern and eastern Europeans on the mainland, the focus on Japanese in Hawaii added overtones of racial and political discrimination.…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Cultural Interrelationships, Educational History, Educational Objectives
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Rousmaniere, Kate – History of Education Quarterly, 1994
Asserts that, in the urban classrooms of the early 20th century, women teachers faced two contradictory images: (1) the idealized view of the gentle, nurturing teacher; and (2) the reality of the harsh working conditions in city schools. Concludes that administrators were content to let classroom teachers deal with disciplinary issues. (CFR)
Descriptors: Classrooms, Corporal Punishment, Discipline Policy, Discipline Problems
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Mironov, Boris N. – History of Education Quarterly, 1991
Discusses the history of Russian literacy from Kievan Rus, through the Muscovite period, the Imperial period, and the postrevolutionary Soviet Union. Presents tables of literacy levels for various periods. Discusses evidence, theories, and problems with historians' assumptions. Concludes that, until recently, little impetus existed for the bulk of…
Descriptors: Archaeology, Basic Skills, Clergy, Educational History
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Zerby, Charles L. – History of Education Quarterly, 1975
Contrary to recent revisionist interpretation, John Dewey's report to the United States government in 1918 about political attitudes and actions among the Polish in the United States shows a strong commitment to the democratic process and opposes manipulative government. (Author/DE)
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Democratic Values, Educational History, Ethnic Groups
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Eisele, J. Christopher – History of Education Quarterly, 1975
The author refutes the revisionist opinion that John Dewey did not favor the preservation of cultural differences and ethnic variables. (DE)
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Democratic Values, Educational History, Educational Philosophy