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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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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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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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Rury, John L. – History of Education Quarterly, 1999
Considers the state of the urban public education system in Chicago (Illinois). Addresses the effects of demographic and economic changes, the role of Benjamin Coppage Willis as superintendent of the Chicago schools, and the effects of inequality and plans for desegregation. (CMK)
Descriptors: Desegregation Plans, Economic Factors, Educational Change, Educational History
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Lamberti, Marjorie – History of Education Quarterly, 2000
States that in early 20th century Germany, elementary school teachers were seen as low-level civil servants and their teaching methodology was dictated to them by the state. Explains that to free themselves from political and religious authorities, school teachers began advocating a child-centered, active-learning approach based upon recent…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Educational Change, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Franklin, Barry M. – History of Education Quarterly, 1989
Discusses the progressive movement which brought about curriculum differentiation in the form of special classes in the Atlanta, Georgia, Public Schools during the period 1898-1923. Examines a number of recent interpretations of curriculum differentiation through an analysis of the establishment of Atlanta's first special classes. (KO)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Innovation
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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