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Cain, Timothy Reese; Dier, Rachael – History of Education Quarterly, 2020
Pivoting around two sit-ins at the University of Georgia, this article examines student activism in the late 1960s and early 1970s in the US South. The first sit-in, at the conclusion of the spring 1968 March for Coed Equality, was part of the effort to overcome parietal rules that significantly restricted women's rights but left men relatively…
Descriptors: Activism, Feminism, Females, Dormitories
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Mullaney, Marie Marmo; Hilbert, Rosemary C. – History of Education Quarterly, 2018
Established in 1911 as a simple owner-operated commercial school in Providence, Rhode Island, the Katharine Gibbs School expanded over the decades to acquire an international reputation for excellence in secretarial training. This essay examines the origin, development, and ultimate demise of the chain, placing it within the context of the…
Descriptors: Womens Education, Females, Office Occupations, Gender Bias
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Crocco, Margaret Smith; Waite, Cally L. – History of Education Quarterly, 2007
Recent historiography has documented the singular contributions made by women to racial uplift and progress during the Jim Crow era. In these endeavors, women's contributions were greatly shaped by race, gender, and class. Given the feminization of education in the United States during this time, it is not surprising that their "race work" was for…
Descriptors: Gender Discrimination, Racial Discrimination, African Americans, Females
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Albisetti, James C. – History of Education Quarterly, 2004
The title of this essay, comes from the Sherlock Holmes mystery entitled "Silver Blaze," which refers the "curious incident" as to the absence of an expected reaction. In this article, the author discusses an essay that will examine such an absent reaction, or at least a muted one: the limited impact of early intelligence…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Coeducation, Secondary Education, Educational Practices
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Walton, Andrea – History of Education Quarterly, 2000
Provides biographical information on Marjorie Hope Nicolson. Includes an examination of her life, such as the influence of her family and mentors. Analyzes Nicolson's career trajectory from the 1920's to the 1960s. States that the life of Nicolson will help define the complexity of women's choices in academic life. (CMK)
Descriptors: Careers, College Faculty, Educational History, Family Influence
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Olsen, Deborah M. – History of Education Quarterly, 2000
Provides historical information on the factors that contributed to the views of women and their roles in the post World War II era. Focuses on the four techniques for using promotional literature to refashion the images of three Massachusetts colleges: Mount Holyoke, Smith, and Wellesley. (CMK)
Descriptors: Colleges, Educational History, Fund Raising, Gender Issues
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Bakker, Nelleke; van Essen, Mineke – History of Education Quarterly, 1999
Explores the predominance of coeducation of secondary schools in The Netherlands, focusing on the years between 1871, when the first girl was admitted to a boys' school, and 1929. Considers topics such as the conditions of entry of the first generation of girls and the results of inquiries into school practices. (CMK)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Coeducation, Educational History, Educational Improvement