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Smith, Bonnie G. – History of Education Quarterly, 1993
Discusses the educational experiences of historians during the middle 1800s. Describes changes in historical research methods and historical interpretation that developed a new type of professional historian. Asserts that the school environment for adolescent boys directly was related to changes in historiography and historical writing. (CFR)
Descriptors: Boarding Schools, Classical Languages, Classical Literature, Educational Change
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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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Burstyn, Joan N. – History of Education Quarterly, 1987
Discusses five key factors historians should consider when writing history. The factors address the selection, construction, distribution, transmission, and legitimation of knowledge. Illustrates the importance of these factors with examples from a writing project about women. (RKM)
Descriptors: Educational History, Epistemology, Feminism, Higher Education