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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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Heap, Ruby – History of Education Quarterly, 1995
Describes the origins, development, and impact of the physiotherapy program at the University of Toronto (Canada) in the period between World War I and World War II. Maintains that control by physicians eventually led to a "women's profession," which meant deference to male authority and less independence for female practitioners. (CFR)
Descriptors: Educational History, Exercise Physiology, Females, Foreign Countries
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Walls, Nina de Angeli – History of Education Quarterly, 1994
Reports on the history and accomplishments of the Philadelphia School of Design for Women (Moore College of Art and Design) during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Contends that the school negotiated tensions between the market forces of the job market and the individual aspirations of its students. (CFR)
Descriptors: Art Education, Art Teachers, Design, Educational History
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Weiler, Kathleen – History of Education Quarterly, 1994
Maintains that rural school reform in California between 1900 and 1940 was motivated by many of the same concerns that underlay the national movement to reform rural education. Describes the growth of state control over classroom teachers. (CFR)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational History, Females, One Teacher Schools
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Cruikshank, Kathleen – History of Education Quarterly, 1998
Highlights Juila Bulkley's experience at the University of Chicago and her role in the development of the Department of Pedagogy for teacher education. Illustrates the extent to which the dynamics of institutional aspiration at the University of Chicago in its early years permeated faculty relations and converged with issues of gender. (CMK)
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Faculty Recruitment, Higher Education, Interpersonal Relationship
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Donahue, David M. – History of Education Quarterly, 1993
Reviews the reform of secondary school physics in the United States from the 1930s through the mid-1960s. Describes the impact of progressive education, World War II, and the post-Sputnik reforms. Points out differences between past reform efforts and the current Project 2061 of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). (CFR)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational History, Government School Relationship, Physics
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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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Teese, Richard – History of Education Quarterly, 1989
Explores the extent to which diverse school populations truly benefited from the creation of a mass system of public high schools in Australia. Uses the Melbourne Public High School to assess the higher drop-out rate for girls and the influence of social class on access to a high school education. (KO)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational History, Foreign Countries, Public Education