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Enlightening the Wilderness: Charles Nisbet's Failure at Higher Education in Post-Revolutionary Pennsylvania.
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
"Not Merely for the Sake of an Evening's Entertainment": The Educational Uses of Theater in Toronto's Settlement Houses, 1910-1930.
James, Cathy L. – History of Education Quarterly, 1998
Explores the many roles that the theater played within the settlement houses in Toronto (Canada) from 1910 to 1930. Demonstrates that settlement workers in Toronto attempted to use the power of the theater to influence, inspire, and inform both their clientele and the broader community. (CMK)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Clubs, Educational Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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
"What a Terrible Thing It is to Entrust One's Children to Such Heathen Teachers": State and Church Relations in the Early Lutheran Schools of Victoria, Australia.
Meyer, Charles – History of Education Quarterly, 2000
Explores the educational efforts of the Lutherans in Australia, who were mostly of German decent and emigrated to the southern states during the time period of 1838-1850. Addresses the public reactions to the Lutherans and their schools from 1914-1918. (CMK)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Church Role, Educational History, Foreign Countries