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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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Gelber, Scott – History of Education Quarterly, 2011
This article focuses on historical admissions policies and offers a more nuanced and more substantial treatment of the relationship between Populism and higher education. Prior accounts of admissions in the late nineteenth century have sensibly focused upon the tension between secondary school leaders who were mindful of their multiple…
Descriptors: College Admission, Admission Criteria, Selective Admission, Land Grant Universities
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Rietveld-van Wingerden, Marjoke; Bakker, Nelleke – History of Education Quarterly, 2004
In the Netherlands, the first girl admitted to a qualifying secondary education and the first female university student were sisters, Frederika and Aletta Jacobs, after the father and Aletta had made successful requests. In each case, the admission brought an end to a long-standing male privilege. And in each case contemporaries conceived of these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Womens Education, Jews, Educational History
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Palmer, R. R. – History of Education Quarterly, 1974
Before the French Revolution, in 1789, 46 percent of the pupils in public secondary schools received free instruction compared to 13 percent of the pupils in 1842. The article examines the means by which the conclusion is arrived at, assesses its validity, and comments on some of its implications. (Author/SM)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Educational History, Equal Education
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Spring, Joel H. – History of Education Quarterly, 1974
The original goals and theoretical base for the development of mass sports in the United States are discussed. (Author)
Descriptors: Athletics, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories
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Allmendinger, David F., Jr. – History of Education Quarterly, 1973
Nicholas Murray Butler, G. Stanley Hall, Charles W. Eliot, the respective subjects of three biographies reviewed here, were university presidents whose personal dominance has too often impeded the biographer in his task of objective historical inquiry. (JH)
Descriptors: Biographies, College Administration, Educational History, Higher Education
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DeBoer, Peter P.; McCaul, Robert L. – History of Education Quarterly, 1973
This chronological bibliography, preceded by two parts printed in volume 13, numbers 1 and 2 of the "History of Education Quarterly," contains approximately six hundred citations. (JH)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Editorials, Educational History, Elementary Education
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DeBoer, Peter P.; McCaul, Robert L. – History of Education Quarterly, 1973
Part II of this annotated bibliography lists editorials on elementary and secondary education which were published by the Chicago Tribune during the decade 1875-1885. (SM)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Editorials, Educational History, Elementary Education
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Teaford, Jon – History of Education Quarterly, 1970
Because of changing priorities in education, the traditional classical curriculum in Massachusetts grammar schools gave way to support for vocational and English learning from 1670-1780. (Author)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Classical Literature, Curriculum, Educational History
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Tolley, Kim – History of Education Quarterly, 1996
Presents a consistent body of evidence to support the conclusion that, from the earliest decades of the 19th century, scientific subjects represented a significant and popular part of the curriculum in schools for girls. Includes evidence from primary and secondary sources. (MJP)
Descriptors: Cultural Education, Cultural Influences, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation
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Beadie, Nancy – History of Education Quarterly, 1999
Offers an account of the origins of the Regents examination system in New York providing an assessment of the preliminary examination results from 1866 to 1885 and a description of the development of advanced examinations. Discusses the implications of the New York case for understanding the emergence of credential markets. (CMK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Credentials, Educational Change, Educational History
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Bakker, Nelleke; van Essen, Mineke – History of Education Quarterly, 1999
Explores the predominance of coeducation of secondary schools in The Netherlands, focusing on the years between 1871, when the first girl was admitted to a boys' school, and 1929. Considers topics such as the conditions of entry of the first generation of girls and the results of inquiries into school practices. (CMK)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Coeducation, Educational History, Educational Improvement
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Gutowski, Thomas W. – History of Education Quarterly, 1988
Describes the growth of extracurricular activities in Chicago, Illinois high schools in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Examines the origins and membership of student clubs and the emergence of systematic educator involvement in them, which established adult control and discipline. Discusses implications for the ongoing study of…
Descriptors: Athletics, Clubs, Educational History, Extracurricular Activities
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Jordan, Ellen – History of Education Quarterly, 1991
Discusses changes in the education of middle class British girls during the nineteenth century. Reports that, although girls' education resembled boys' and promoted self-actualization and vocational preparation, an accepted aim was to produce good wives and mothers. Observes that challenges to women's presumed roles were not widespread until later…
Descriptors: Educational History, Females, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Angus, David L.; Mirel, Jeffrey E. – History of Education Quarterly, 1993
Asserts that the question of whether high school students should follow a uniform academic program or choose options from a differentiated curriculum has reemerged as a crucial issue. Describes how the Detroit (Michigan) Public Schools enrolled most students in a "general" track that did little to meet actual student needs. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Culture, Blacks, Curriculum Development
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