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Tamura, Eileen H. – History of Education Quarterly, 2011
While narrative history has been the prevailing mode in historical scholarship, its preeminence has not gone unquestioned. In the 1980s, the role of narrative in historical writing was "the subject of extraordinarily intense debate." The historical backdrop of this debate can be traced to the preceding two decades, when four groups of thinkers…
Descriptors: Educational History, Historians, Social Theories, Role Theory
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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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Dorn, Charles – History of Education Quarterly, 2008
During World War II, female students at the University of California, Berkeley--then the most populous undergraduate campus in American higher education--made significant advances in collegiate life. In growing numbers, women enrolled in male-dominated academic programs, including mathematics, chemistry, and engineering, as they prepared for…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Activism, Females, War
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Finkelstein, Barbara J. – History of Education Quarterly, 1974
This bibliography is comprised of autobiographies containing useful descriptions of school procedures and child-rearing practices and is categorized by regions of the United States and time periods in each region. (JH)
Descriptors: Autobiographies, Bibliographies, Child Care, Educational History
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Clifford, Geraldine Joncich – History of Education Quarterly, 1978
Characterizes the relationship between family and school as educational agents during the nineteenth century. Based on personal-history documents, the article examines effects of social and economic change on family life, individual development, and school role. (AV)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Experience
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Findlay, James – History of Education Quarterly, 1977
Describes the Society for the Promotion of Collegiate and Theological Education at the West (SPCTEW), established in 1843 by evangelical Protestants. Based on information in the organization's letter files, the article analyzes SPCTEW's motivating religious attitudes, its development, and its decline. (AV)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Colleges, Educational History, Higher Education
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Tyack, David B. – History of Education Quarterly, 1976
Explored are the trends which mark the social history of the school superintendency from the Victorian ideal of heroic leadership to the 20th century tradition of broader sources of ideology. Stressed are occupational socialization, the modern quest for new sources of professional authority, and the administrative conflict between acting as…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Evaluation, Careers
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Hall, Peter Dobkin – History of Education Quarterly, 1981
Questions why historians of education have been so reluctant to link their work more firmly to social history. As partial answers, suggests that one reason is their discomfort with current models of the development of modern society and the fact that most historians of education pursue their work with an institutional focus rather than a social…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Jones, Jacqueline – History of Education Quarterly, 1979
Discusses attitudes and characteristics of northern female teachers from the American Missionary Society who volunteered to instruct newly-freed slaves after the Civil War. In the South, these women supplemented moral self-righteousness with a strong sense of professionalism to produce challenges to their male superiors in the areas of educational…
Descriptors: Educational History, Females, Feminism, Higher Education
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Pederson, Joyce Senders – History of Education Quarterly, 1979
Explores the relationship between institutional structures and social values in nineteenth century England by examining features of traditional private girls' schools. Concludes that the reformed institutions served the interests of the feminist movement by answering to the social needs and cultural values of various social groups associated with…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational History, Feminism, Higher Education
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Karier, Clarence H. – History of Education Quarterly, 1979
Examines dominant 20th century liberal philosophy of social and educational reform, discusses research on the topic, criticism engendered, and areas which need more careful and extended inquiry. (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education
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Saveth, Edward N. – History of Education Quarterly, 1988
Traces the private boarding school movement in the United States, discussing its growth and service to a "democratic nobility" which would be trained to lead the country. Examines the White Anglo-Saxon Protestant control of private schools until the 1960s and explores changes in admissions and administration policies. (GEA)
Descriptors: Admission (School), Admission Criteria, Boarding Schools, Educational Change
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Tropea, Joseph L. – History of Education Quarterly, 1987
This article examines the evolution of informal rules that guided urban school authorities in dealing with difficult pupils. It argues that special classes, special curricula, and lowered promotion standards served to preserve school order after the establishment of mandatory attendance laws. (JDH)
Descriptors: Compulsory Education, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Organizational Change
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Kaestle, Carl F. – History of Education Quarterly, 1988
Questions whether people during the past century had access to a range of reading materials and asks whether various groups of people acquired different levels of literacy skills. Concludes that the United States needs educational and cultural policies that will increase literacy skills while fostering the variety of materials read by citizens.…
Descriptors: Books, Cultural Influences, Cultural Pluralism, Educational History
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Cutler, William W., III – History of Education Quarterly, 1986
Critically reviews two books addressing themes on childhood and family history. One deals with family life among affluent planters in pre-Civil War North Carolina and the other details the concept of childhood in the 16th century. Concludes that themes of discovery of childhood and modern family emergence merit possible reevaluation. (TRS)
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Children, Development, Family History
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