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Di Mascio, Anthony – History of Education Quarterly, 2010
The educational history of Upper Canada is commonly written as the succession of an elite group of educational reformers who advocated a centralized system of mass schooling. However, the recent shift in research on Upper Canada away from the narrative of prominent individuals who controlled the social, political, and economic development of the…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Democracy, Educational History, Foreign Countries
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Burkholder, Zoe – History of Education Quarterly, 2010
This article focuses on how public schools have functioned in the ideological production of race in America and their critical role in shaping the way Americans understand specific definitions of race as well as the muted rules of racial etiquette. The author analyzes American schools as racializing institutions, that is institutions with the…
Descriptors: United States History, Racial Factors, Racial Bias, Public Schools
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Raftery, Judith – History of Education Quarterly, 1998
Examines intense and bitter conflict over public education in the Philippines occurring immediately after the Spanish-American War and the U.S. annexation of the islands. The U.S. replacement of the popular Catholic school system with a secular system resulted in opposition that eventually focused on textbook selection. (MJP)
Descriptors: Catholics, Church Role, Educational History, Filipino Americans
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Olsen, Deborah M. – History of Education Quarterly, 2000
Provides historical information on the factors that contributed to the views of women and their roles in the post World War II era. Focuses on the four techniques for using promotional literature to refashion the images of three Massachusetts colleges: Mount Holyoke, Smith, and Wellesley. (CMK)
Descriptors: Colleges, Educational History, Fund Raising, Gender Issues
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Weijers, Ido – History of Education Quarterly, 2000
Reports on the educational initiatives in the Netherlands during the nineteenth century in relation to mental retardation. States that the optimism towards people with mental retardation that emerged in many countries in the second half of the nineteenth century did not emerge within the Netherlands. (CMK)
Descriptors: Boarding Schools, Comparative Education, Educational History, Educational Policy
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Dorn, Sherman – History of Education Quarterly, 1993
Reviews the origins and development of the 20th-century term "drop-out." Asserts that the social construction of the drop-out problem explicitly marks the time when secondary education became a common expectation in the United States. Contends that secondary education's success created the concept of a drop-out "problem." (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Compulsory Education, Dropout Attitudes, Dropout Characteristics
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Dzuback, Mary Ann – History of Education Quarterly, 1993
Reviews the social impact of Burton J. Bledstein's 1976 book, "The Culture of Professionalism," on public attitudes about the social role of universities. Asserts that Bledstein's major contribution was to raise critical questions about the functions of the modern university and the relationship between knowledge and power. (CFR)
Descriptors: Educational History, Faculty College Relationship, Foreign Countries, Higher Education