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Baumgartner, Kabria – History of Education Quarterly, 2020
"Roberts v. City of Boston" is a well-known legal case in the history of US education. In 1847, the Boston School Committee denied Sarah C. Roberts, a five-year-old African American girl, admission to the public primary school closest to her home. She was instead ordered to attend the all-black Abiel Smith School, about a half-mile walk…
Descriptors: African American Students, Females, Equal Education, Court Litigation
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Alridge, Derrick P. – History of Education Quarterly, 2020
In this year's Presidential Address, historian Derrick P. Alridge discusses his current research project, Teachers in the Movement: Pedagogy, Activism, and Freedom. The project builds on recent literature about teachers as activists between 1950 and 1980 and explores how and what secondary and postsecondary teachers taught. Focusing on teachers in…
Descriptors: Activism, Educational History, Social Change, Change Agents
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García, David G.; Yosso, Tara J. – History of Education Quarterly, 2020
Over the last few decades, scholars have called on the field of educational history to more fully account for the perspectives of women and People of Color, and to connect history to contemporary educational research and policy. While a number of scholars answered these calls with important contributions, few have offered a methodological roadmap…
Descriptors: Educational History, Minority Groups, Personal Narratives, Critical Theory
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Urban, Wayne J. – History of Education Quarterly, 2013
The author wishes to divide this essay into two sections, one indicating things he might have added to a few earlier works, and a second indicating a project or two that he did not complete but would like to have done. First he discusses the incomplete projects. He begins by saying that he has done a lot of work on teacher organizations and has…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, History Instruction, Educational History, Teacher Associations
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Green, Jane Fiegen – History of Education Quarterly, 2012
On the night of November 11, 1817, nineteen-year-old Rufus Choate rushed to Dartmouth Hall from his Hanover boarding room to answer a call of alarm from his classmates. Professors from Dartmouth University, an institution recently created by legislative action, "had violently attacked" the student library under Choate's care "and, after an…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Maturity (Individuals), Social Environment, Violence
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Tamura, Eileen H. – History of Education Quarterly, 2011
While narrative history has been the prevailing mode in historical scholarship, its preeminence has not gone unquestioned. In the 1980s, the role of narrative in historical writing was "the subject of extraordinarily intense debate." The historical backdrop of this debate can be traced to the preceding two decades, when four groups of thinkers…
Descriptors: Educational History, Historians, Social Theories, Role Theory
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Beadie, Nancy – History of Education Quarterly, 2011
Professor Tamura, in her paper "Narrative History and Theory," poses an issue with which the author has lately wrestled. She reviews some of the challenges to the tradition of narrative history presented by "social-scientifically oriented historians" like Fernand Braudel and "analytic philosophers" like Hayden White in the 1960s and 1970s, and…
Descriptors: Educational History, Historians, Social Capital, Social Theories
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Bly, Antonio T. – History of Education Quarterly, 2011
The pursuit of literacy is a central theme in the history of African Americans in the United States. In the Western tradition, as Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and others have observed, people of African descent have been written out of "culture" because they have been identified with oral traditions. In that setting, literacy signifies both…
Descriptors: African Americans, Oral Tradition, War, Educational History
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Trotman, Janina – History of Education Quarterly, 2006
Demography, distance, and the expansion of settlements created problems for the State Department of Education in Western Australia and other Australian states in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Educational administration in Canada and parts of the United States faced similar issues with regard to the provision of schools. A common…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Women Faculty, Teachers, Rural Schools
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Mattingly, Paul H. – History of Education Quarterly, 2004
This conversation begins with two observations: first, the professional organizations--conferences and journals--need to play more self-conscious, activist roles in shaping scholarly canons. Second, whatever canon now presides over American higher educational history is an extremely tolerant one. So much of current scholarship seems to arise out…
Descriptors: Educational History, Narration, Higher Education, Scholarship
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Weis, Tracey M. – History of Education Quarterly, 2004
This article examines the two autobiographical accounts of the students in Duke University about their perception on how the race especially the "Brown" decision affects their educational history. The students were advised to consult local newspapers and public records, interviews relatives, neighbors, teachers, and public officials in…
Descriptors: Educational History, Writing Assignments, Autobiographies, African American History
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Nidiffer, Jana; Cain, Timothy Reese – History of Education Quarterly, 2004
In this essay, the authors examine an important first generation of university vice presidents and the structural, political, and psychological factors that led to their appointments and subsequently shaped their tenures in office. They explore in detail three particular, albeit overlapping, modes of vice presidential service, the variety of…
Descriptors: College Administration, College Presidents, Politics of Education, Tenure
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Roden, Donald – History of Education Quarterly, 1983
In 1949, 17 Japanese women educators attended a training course to discuss the issues of coeducation and counseling in a society undergoing broad social reforms. They talked freely about their deepest feelings and personal struggles over two decades of economic depression, war, and military occupation. (RM)
Descriptors: Coeducation, Comparative Education, Educational Counseling, Females