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Wraga, William G. – History of Education Quarterly, 2019
Around 1940, the Southern Association Study in Secondary Schools and Colleges and the Secondary School Study of the Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools for Negroes implemented cooperative educational experimentation in the American South. This was a progressive education method for improving schools exemplified in the national Eight-Year…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Secondary Education, African Americans, Geographic Regions
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Gemmell, K. M. – History of Education Quarterly, 2019
Progressive education swept across Canada in the early to mid-twentieth century, restructuring schools, introducing new courses, and urging teachers to reorient the classroom to the interests and needs of the learner. The women religious who taught in Vancouver's Catholic schools negotiated the revised public school curriculum, determined to…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Religious Education, Progressive Education, Catholic Educators
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Ogren, Christine A. – History of Education Quarterly, 2017
Progressive Era advocates of spelling reform argued that adopting "simplified" word forms would increase the efficiency of American schools. National education leaders and administrators sustained the movement as they discussed simplified spelling extensively in meetings of the National Education Association and state teachers'…
Descriptors: Spelling, Educational History, Standards, Efficiency
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Threlkeld, Megan – History of Education Quarterly, 2017
Fannie Fern Andrews, a Boston educator and reformer, started the American School Peace League (ASPL) in 1908 in order to educate schoolchildren in the principles of what she called "world citizenship." Through its curriculum, "A Course in Citizenship," the ASPL taught students about cooperation, tolerance, and the peaceful…
Descriptors: International Education, Peace, Teaching Methods, Citizenship Education
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Kelly, Matthew Gardner – History of Education Quarterly, 2016
This article explores how education reformers in California pioneered forms of centralized educational governance between 1850 and 1879. Challenging previous scholarship that has attributed the success of this early educational state to reformer John Swett and New England migrants, this article situates the creation of common schools in California…
Descriptors: Educational History, Urbanization, Immigration, Educational Change
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Goodchild, Lester F. – History of Education Quarterly, 2012
This article explores the influence of evolutionary ideas, especially Social Darwinism, on G. Stanley Hall's (1844-1924) educational ideas and major writings on gender and race. Hall formed these progressive ideas as he developed an American Social Darwinist pedagogy, embedded in his efforts to create the discipline of psychology, the science of…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Progressive Education, Teaching Methods, Educational Philosophy
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Zimmerman, Jonathan – History of Education Quarterly, 2011
In this paper, the author first cites passages that highlight the key developments and dilemmas of teacher education in Ghana in the 1960s, when the new nation resolved to prepare its largely untrained teaching force in "progressive" methods. Across the decade--and across subject areas--Ghana conducted in-service teacher training to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Educational History, Progressive Education
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Justice, Benjamin – History of Education Quarterly, 2011
They sat in the Cubberley Education Lecture Hall to hear visiting experts. More often they could be found meeting in reduced-size classes, or working on small-group activities. They usually took notes; sometimes they took field trips. They memorized lists and sat for exams, but they also watched films and acted out scenarios. Rather than take…
Descriptors: United States History, War, Global Approach, Cooperative Learning
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Beatty, Barbara – History of Education Quarterly, 2009
In 1927, nursery school educator Lucy Sprague Mitchell heralded Jean Piaget's psychology as of "outstanding interest" and wrote in "Progressive Education" that it should be of "immense service" to psychologists, teachers, and parents. In 1929, psychologist Lois Meek praised Piaget's research in the National Society for the Study of Education's…
Descriptors: Nursery Schools, Psychologists, Psychology, Piagetian Theory
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Cohen, Miriam – History of Education Quarterly, 2005
In this article, the author discusses her comparative study of the history of the welfare state in the United States, England, and France, she studies some of the usual features of the welfare state, which include important entitlement programs, such as social insurance, and protective labor legislation, but she also focuses on the development of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Public Education, Politics of Education
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Petrina, Stephen – History of Education Quarterly, 2004
In addition to contemporary boundaries and identities of educational psychology is the historiography of progressive education. Historians have too readily played into the hands of practitioners, accepting antagonisms between Freud and Thorndike, psychoanalysis and behaviorism, liberty and discipline. In its final analysis, this article embraces…
Descriptors: Psychiatry, Educational Psychology, Educational History, Educational Trends
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Goodenow, Ronald – History of Education Quarterly, 1975
Analyzed the attitudes of white progressive educators during the depression years toward the schooling of minority and ethnic groups. Particular attention is paid to the programs of the Progressive Education Association, the response of southern black educators to progressive education, and to overlooked sources for studying education in the…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups
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Cavallo, Dom – History of Education Quarterly, 1976
Documents the struggle between American Froebelians and progressives to dominate kindergarten education in theory and practice from 1860-1920. The author compares the basic tenets of each group and assesses the consequences of the progressive victory in the battle for control of the curriculum. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Early Childhood Education, Educational History, Kindergarten
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Green, Nancy – History of Education Quarterly, 1978
A discussion of scholastic competition in early American schools and the effect of increasing numbers of female students. Suggests that the presence of girls in the classroom prompted a reconsideration of the accepted practice of encouraging student competition. Educators saw the need for educating women, but competition conflicted with their…
Descriptors: American History, Classroom Environment, Educational Change, Educational History
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Reuben, Julie A. – History of Education Quarterly, 1997
Argues that changes in citizenship education during the progressive era (emphasizing community and the common welfare rather than individual rights) grew out of support for a strong, activist central government. Questions earlier assumptions that the change occurred in reaction to immigration. Discusses competing conceptions of citizenship and…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics, Educational History
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