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Blatt, Jessica – History of Education Quarterly, 2020
As someone whose training is in political science and who writes about the history of my own discipline, I admit to some hesitation in recommending future avenues of research for historians of education. For that reason, the following thoughts are directed toward disciplinary history broadly and social science history specifically. Moreover, the…
Descriptors: Social Sciences, Educational History, Intellectual History, Racial Bias
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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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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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Urban, Wayne J. – History of Education Quarterly, 2011
In this article, the author talks about the proper place of theory in educational history and shares his comments on the essays by Eileen Tamura, Carolyn Eick, and Roland Coloma. Eileen Tamura's positing of most educational historians as practitioners of narrative history is surely on the mark. She invites historians of education to investigate…
Descriptors: Social History, Educational History, Historians, Educational Theories
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Katz, Michael B.; Davey, Ian E. – History of Education Quarterly, 1978
Demonstrates use of a multivariate analysis in determining school attendance patterns. Such a method (1) reveals the differential relation between school attendance and key social and demographic factors; (2) allows reexamination of earlier findings; (3) demonstrates the major relationships between attendance and early industrialization. (KC)
Descriptors: Attendance Patterns, Demography, Educational Attitudes, Educational History
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Hiner, N. Ray – History of Education Quarterly, 1990
Provides an interdisciplinary framework for the study of education. Speculates on an appropriate definition for education to be used by all social scientists. Reviews early organizational efforts of the profession and notes the growing inclusiveness of the field. Recommends improved scholarship and formulation of educational policy.…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Educational History, Educational Policy, Higher Education
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Graff, Harvey J. – History of Education Quarterly, 1983
Literature must be used cautiously as evidence in social-historical research, but it can provide important information if the literature used is chosen carefully. Tressell's book, "The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists," is used as an example which can provide information about literacy among the English working class of the early…
Descriptors: Credibility, English Literature, Evaluation Criteria, Historiography
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Vinovskis, Maris A. – History of Education Quarterly, 1996
Provides a concise overview of the role of the federal government in educational statistics and research. Although the scale and methodologies of these projects have increased in size and complexity, federal educational statistical research has never become a significant force in educational reform. (MJP)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Educational Development, Educational History, Educational Improvement
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Kaestle, Carl F. – History of Education Quarterly, 1992
Describes the difficulties that historians have in determining the truth about any historical event or issue. Contends that new areas of historical research, such as women's history, minority history, and radical history have diversified the concept of truth. Provides three sources of standards for truth to guide future historians. (CFR)
Descriptors: Educational History, Epistemology, Higher Education, Historiography
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Dzuback, Mary Ann – History of Education Quarterly, 1993
Explores the origins and development of the Graduate Department of Social Economy and Social Research at Bryn Mawr College, PA. Analyzes social science teaching and research fostered in the department. Includes two tables listing women who received doctorates from the department between 1915 and 1940 along with a faculty listing. (CFR)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Educational History, Females