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Hinnershitz, Stephanie – History of Education Quarterly, 2020
The importance of education for Asian Americans looking to fight race-based discrimination, create a sense of community, and reclaim and establish an identity is well documented. In 1884, Mary and Joseph Tape, Chinese immigrants living in San Francisco, sued the San Francisco Board of Education and the principal of the Spring Valley Primary…
Descriptors: Educational History, Asian American Students, Immigrants, Racial Discrimination
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Bu, Liping – History of Education Quarterly, 2020
This article considers issues of race and ethnic identity experienced by immigrants and students who came to the United States from Asia. For Asian Americans, the meaning of race and ethnicity underwent significant transformations from the nineteenth through the twentieth century as perceptions of their cultural values and traits shifted in the…
Descriptors: Race, Ethnicity, Immigrants, Self Concept
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Gutfreund, Zevi – History of Education Quarterly, 2017
This article explores citizenship's multiple meanings in Los Angeles by describing five different types of Americanization, or immigrant education, in the city of angels from 1910 to 1940. The federal racialization of access to citizenship influenced these alternative approaches to Americanization at a local level. In the context of Supreme Court…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Educational History, Program Development, Second Language Instruction
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McDermid, Jane – History of Education Quarterly, 2011
In this paper, the author discusses the life of Jane Hay Brown, later Hamilton (1827-1898), who worked as a governess and schoolmistress from the late 1840s to the mid 1880s. She was a woman whose life would have remained largely unknown without emigration which resulted in a rich collection of family letters. Jane's letters provide insight into…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Teachers, Single Sex Schools
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Franklin, V. P. – History of Education Quarterly, 2011
Historians need social theories to conduct their research whether they are acknowledged or not. Positivist social theories underpinned the professionalization of the writing of history as well as the establishment of the social sciences as "disciplines," in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. August Comte's "science of society" and…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Social Sciences, Foreign Countries, Historians
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Jaroszynska-Kirchmann, Anna D. – History of Education Quarterly, 2008
"Ameryka-Echo" was one of the most popular Polish-language weeklies, published in the United States between 1889 and 1972. Its founder and owner, Antoni A. Paryski, consciously sought to transplant ideas of Polish Positivism to the Polish-American immigrant communities in the United States. Reading was a central concept of…
Descriptors: Publishing Industry, Polish Americans, Immigrants, Social Systems
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Osgood, Robert L. – History of Education Quarterly, 1997
Contrasts the rhetoric and implementation of common schools (tax-supported, free public education) in 19th-century Boston with some subsequent educational discrimination. The Boston Public School system established intermediate schools and ungraded classes as a means of instructing illiterate immigrant children. It rapidly became a system of…
Descriptors: Educational Background, Educational Discrimination, Educational History, Educational Philosophy
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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
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Galenson, David W. – History of Education Quarterly, 1995
Utilizes evidence from the 1860 federal census to determine rates of school attendance in Chicago (Illinois). Employs multivariate statistical techniques to establish the correlates of those rates. Considers the impact of the Irish immigration and the role of the Catholic Church. Includes eight tables of statistical data. (MJP)
Descriptors: Attendance, Attendance Patterns, Attendance Records, Census Figures
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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
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Galenson, David W. – History of Education Quarterly, 1998
Explores ethnic differences in contextual or neighborhood effects on school attendance in Early Chicago. Analyzes (1) the determinants of school attendance for the sons of native-born Americans and Germans and (2) the effects of proximity to other ethnic groups on the school attendance of boys. (CMK)
Descriptors: Attendance, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups
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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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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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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