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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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Rasmussen, Chris – History of Education Quarterly, 2017
New Brunswick High School, which had been racially integrated for decades, became majority-minority (and soon, all minority) in the 1970s, after years of legal wrangling led hundreds of its students to depart for a new, nearly all-white high school in the adjacent suburb of North Brunswick. White suburbanites invoked "local control" to…
Descriptors: Educational History, School Desegregation, Whites, Racial Discrimination
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Scribner, Campbell F. – History of Education Quarterly, 2012
The launch of "Sputnik" in 1957 sparked a crisis in American education. Suddenly threatened by superior Soviet technology, progressive educators' concern for children's preferences, health, and adjustment in school yielded to public demands for more basic learning and academic skills. Congress soon passed the National Defense Education Act,…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Social Systems, National Security, War
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Eick, Caroline – History of Education Quarterly, 2010
This article contributes to one's historical understanding of student experience in general, and more particularly, to one's understanding of developing cross-group relationships within desegregated schools over the second half of the twentieth century. The article draws from a broader study that examines students' evolving relationships within a…
Descriptors: High Schools, Public Schools, Counties, Student Experience
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Byford, Andy – History of Education Quarterly, 2008
Although historians of Russian psychology occasionally mention the bitter squabbles over high school psychology that occurred at major conferences in the 1900s-1910s, they usually present these debates schematically and merely as a side issue, failing to engage with all the difficulties surrounding the introduction of psychology into secondary…
Descriptors: High Schools, Foreign Countries, Russian, Psychology
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Ryan, Ann Marie – History of Education Quarterly, 2006
While the national debates over the accreditation of Catholic schools remain an essential element of understanding Catholic education during the early 20th century, this study examines how individuals, groups, and institutions grappled with the perceived need for standardization and increased articulation of schools. In particular, it examines the…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, High Schools, Accreditation (Institutions), Educational History
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Modell, John; Alexander, J. Trent – History of Education Quarterly, 1997
Places the changing expectations and experiences of student life in a 1939 Abilene, Kansas, high school within the context of general institutional changes occurring at high schools. Maintains that schools reproduced the existing social structure through a variety of mechanisms. Notes the differences of expectations between male and female…
Descriptors: American Dream, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Sociology
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Lassonde, Stephen A. – History of Education Quarterly, 1998
Discusses the attitudes toward education of Italian immigrants, both parents and children, providing pre- and post-World War II views. Addresses the high school, which had not yet attained its status as a minimal credential for most occupations. (CMK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Attendance, Educational Attitudes
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Vinovskis, Maris A. – History of Education Quarterly, 1988
Utilizing extensive individual-level data files to examine antebellum school attendance in Newburyport (Massachusetts), a procedure was devised to estimate school attendance in Essex County (Massachusetts), during the period 1860-61. Concludes that a substantial minority of antebellum youth attended high school in Massachusetts communities. (SLM)
Descriptors: Attendance, Educational History, Educational Research, Enrollment
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Rothschild, Mary Aickin – History of Education Quarterly, 1982
In 1964-65, Freedom Schools, staffed mostly by northern volunteers, were established for 11th grade Black students in Mississippi. The major goals of the summer schools were to give Blacks a broad intellectual and academic experience and to form a basis for statewide student action. (RM)
Descriptors: Activism, Civil Rights, Core Curriculum, Educational Objectives
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Albisetti, James C. – History of Education Quarterly, 1982
Helene Lange worked to obtain equal educational opportunities for women in Germany at the end of the nineteenth century. She tried to improve teacher training for women, enhance the curriculum in girls' high schools, and increase professional training opportunities for women. (AM)
Descriptors: Educational History, Equal Education, Feminism, High Schools