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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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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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Findlay, James – History of Education Quarterly, 1977
Describes the collection of papers located in the Congregational Library in Boston which relate to the history of American education in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Papers include manuscript minutes of meetings, financial ledgers, correspondence of the American Education Society, and reports concerning colleges and theological…
Descriptors: Documentation, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Moroney, Siobhan – History of Education Quarterly, 1999
Focuses on Allen O. Hansen's "Liberalism and American Education in the Eighteenth Century" and Frederick Rudolph's "Essays on Education in the Early Republic." Explores the influence of Hansen and Rudolph on other works of educational thought. Contends that a more accurate picture of the early republic is needed. (CMK)
Descriptors: Books, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Higher Education
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Ogren, Christine A. – History of Education Quarterly, 1995
Argues that Wisconsin's normal schools presented a less restrictive and more coeducational environment than more prestigious universities. Utilizing primary and archival sources discovers that the normal schools achieved a remarkable degree of gender equity in their treatment of male and female students. (MJP)
Descriptors: Educational History, Elective Courses, Extracurricular Activities, Higher Education
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Stevens, Edward W., Jr. – History of Education Quarterly, 1990
Traces the historical development of technical literacy through the establishment of technical institutes in the United States. Relates the development of technical learning to the emerging industrial economy. Explains that instruction required literacy and fundamental mathematical skills. Notes scientific literacy was popularized by magazines…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Wrigley, Julia – History of Education Quarterly, 1989
Looks at changes in attitudes toward the intellectual development of infants and young children in the United States during the 20th century. Conducts a content analysis of samples of articles from the popular literature of the period. (KO)
Descriptors: Child Development, Cognitive Development, Content Analysis, Educational Attainment
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Seller, Maxine Schwartz – History of Education Quarterly, 1989
Reexamines Thomas Woody's 1929 "A History of Women's Education in the United States" relative to the time period in which it was written and subsequent events. Concludes that Woody's treatise, with its wealth of information, remains important for the historian today, even though time has eroded his central premise. (KO)
Descriptors: Educational History, Females, Higher Education, Historiography
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Monaghan, E. Jennifer – History of Education Quarterly, 1990
Reviews Experience Mayhew's book, "Indian Converts" (1727) and changing scholarly interpretations of literacy effects on Native Americans living on Martha's Vineyard. Traces the history of the Mayhew missionary family from 1641 to the 1720s and the establishment of the Indian Library. Examines the cultural implications of literacy and…
Descriptors: American Indian Studies, American Indians, Biographies, Books
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Weneck, Bette – History of Education Quarterly, 1991
Follows the merging of Barnard College and Teachers College with Columbia University. Traces the struggle for power between the two institutions. Finds Barnard practiced exclusionary procedures based on social class and religion, and educated its students in strict liberal arts tradition as opposed to providing professional preparation. States…
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Educational Discrimination, Educational History, Females
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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