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Chmielewski, Kristen – History of Education Quarterly, 2020
Ideas and norms about disability shaped the experiences and careers of every teacher and prospective teacher in the Los Angeles public schools between 1930 and 1970. Medical doctors created and conducted the extensive medical examinations that teaching candidates and practicing teachers needed to pass to enter or remain in the classroom. The Los…
Descriptors: Teachers, Public Schools, Educational History, Teacher Characteristics
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McDermid, Jane – History of Education Quarterly, 2011
In this paper, the author discusses the life of Jane Hay Brown, later Hamilton (1827-1898), who worked as a governess and schoolmistress from the late 1840s to the mid 1880s. She was a woman whose life would have remained largely unknown without emigration which resulted in a rich collection of family letters. Jane's letters provide insight into…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Teachers, Single Sex Schools
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Leroux, Karen – History of Education Quarterly, 2006
Most narratives of teacher activism began at the turn of the twentieth century. Though historians acknowledge the formation of earlier local associations, they tend to dismiss them as merely "social organizations." The clubs that teachers formed between the 1870s and 1890s were indeed social, but the author argues that their social…
Descriptors: Teacher Associations, Teachers, Women Faculty, United States History
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Trotman, Janina – History of Education Quarterly, 2006
Demography, distance, and the expansion of settlements created problems for the State Department of Education in Western Australia and other Australian states in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Educational administration in Canada and parts of the United States faced similar issues with regard to the provision of schools. A common…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Women Faculty, Teachers, Rural Schools
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Gere, Anne Ruggles – History of Education Quarterly, 2005
The figure of the Native-American teacher remains largely absent in histories of the teaching profession in this country and of the government-operated Indian schools that emerged and flourished at the turn of the last century. At a time when a growing literature is enlarging the understanding of what schooling has meant and means to minority…
Descriptors: American Indians, Teachers, Educational History, Teacher Influence
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Hiner, N. Ray – History of Education Quarterly, 1972
Descriptors: Adult Educators, Educational History, Historians, Interprofessional Relationship
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Roden, Donald – History of Education Quarterly, 1983
In 1949, 17 Japanese women educators attended a training course to discuss the issues of coeducation and counseling in a society undergoing broad social reforms. They talked freely about their deepest feelings and personal struggles over two decades of economic depression, war, and military occupation. (RM)
Descriptors: Coeducation, Comparative Education, Educational Counseling, Females
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MacDonald, Victoria-Maria – History of Education Quarterly, 1999
Argues that during the late-nineteenth century, when teachers became de-skilled and women's access to top administration became limited, female spaces and social organizations emerged that were conducive to long service and career advancement at the low echelons of the bureaucracy. Focuses on a social history of teachers in Providence, Rhode…
Descriptors: Bureaucracy, Educational History, Females, Higher Education
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Bishop, Charles C. – History of Education Quarterly, 1987
Describes the early years of teacher education at Johns Hopkins University. Maintains that the program had a sophisticated concept of teaching that included elementary and advanced instruction, continuing education activities, training programs for public and university-bound teachers, and a pedagogical emphasis in the various disciplines. (BSR)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Educational History, Higher Education, Research Universities
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Quantz, Richard A. – History of Education Quarterly, 1985
The failure of unions to organize teachers during the Great Depression is examined. First, through oral history, the views that teachers living in a small midwestern town during the 1930s had of schools, teaching, and self are discussed. This reality is then compared with some assumptions historians made about unionization. (RM)
Descriptors: Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Oral History
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Looks, Bernard J. – History of Education Quarterly, 1973
This review of "Victor Cousin as a Comparative Educator" by Walter Vance Brewer disputes the author's classification of Cousin but suggests it to be the result of an over zealous attempt to find a firm foundation for the science of comparative education. (JH)
Descriptors: Biographies, Comparative Education, Educational History, European History
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Chipman, Donald D. – History of Education Quarterly, 1977
Presents a biography of William Heard Kilpatrick, progressive educator and disciple of John Dewey, and evaluates Kilpatrick's contributions to educational philosophy. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Biographies, Educational History, Educational Innovation, Educational Philosophy