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Laats, Adam – History of Education Quarterly, 2012
In this article, the author focuses on the Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and educational reform. The Klan's meteoric rise to national prominence in the 1920s has attracted a great deal of attention from historians, yet the group and its popularity during this time frame remain poorly understood. This is due in part to the fact that Klan symbols such…
Descriptors: Social Problems, School Restructuring, Educational Change, Historians
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Savage, Carter Julian – History of Education Quarterly, 2011
This paper details how African-American boys' club workers, their Clubs as well as their service to African-American youth, gained legitimacy within the Boys' Club Federation, now Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA). Specifically, it illustrates what facilitated a predominantly urban, northeastern organization to begin opening Clubs for…
Descriptors: Community Leaders, Clubs, Community Involvement, Youth
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Eisenmann, Linda – History of Education Quarterly, 2005
This article reflects on three narratives that affected American women's participation in higher education during the first twenty years after World War II. In hindsight, the educators of the 1950s and early 1960s may seem gratuitously meek and self-effacing. In comparison to later efforts, their activism can appear unnecessarily limited and too…
Descriptors: Activism, Females, Higher Education, War
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Setran, David P. – History of Education Quarterly, 2005
In the early twentieth century, many American educators pinned their hopes for a revitalized nation on the character education of "youth," especially adolescent boys. Although the emphasis on student morality was far from novel--nineteenth-century common and secondary schools operated as bastions of Protestant republican virtue--new perceptions of…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Democracy, Values Education, High School Students
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Fones-Wolf, Elizabeth – History of Education Quarterly, 2000
Explores the history of the Americans for the Competitive Enterprise System (ACES), a group seeking to use the schools as a means of promoting a business ideology. Examines one instance when organized labor repelled a corporate intrusion into the public schools. (CMK)
Descriptors: Business, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Free Enterprise System
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Gilman, Amy – History of Education Quarterly, 1984
Vast changes took place in urban benevolence toward poor females in the first half of the nineteenth century. Agencies started by upper-class women as private organizations to support needy women became agencies run by salaried, professional, male charity workers whose job it was to train and discipline poor females. (RM)
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Females, Feminism, Higher Education