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Sani, Roberto – History of Education Quarterly, 2013
The "Partial Agenda for Modern European Educational History" proposed by Albisetti focuses primarily on the nineteenth century, and on some large-scale trends and issues, such as those relating to education and secondary instruction for women. Discussing this issue implies--especially in the diverse and heterogeneous context of…
Descriptors: Educational History, Foreign Countries, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis
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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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Thomas, Auden D. – History of Education Quarterly, 2008
Women's colleges in the 1970s and 1980s faced highly uncertain futures. Soaring popularity of coeducation left them with serious enrollment downturns, and challenges from proposed equal rights legislation threatened to render illegal their single-sex admissions policies. These perilous external conditions drew together the presidents of U.S.…
Descriptors: Oral History, Higher Education, Females, Philanthropic Foundations
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Johnson, Joan Marie – History of Education Quarterly, 2007
At the turn of the century approximately a thousand white Southern women braved the consternation of friends and sometimes family, and traveled hundreds of miles to attend the best Northern women's colleges for an education unavailable to them in the South. For many, the experience was revolutionary: they developed self-confidence, independence,…
Descriptors: Females, Womens Education, Higher Education, Single Sex Colleges
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Eisenmann, Linda – History of Education Quarterly, 2005
This article reflects on three narratives that affected American women's participation in higher education during the first twenty years after World War II. In hindsight, the educators of the 1950s and early 1960s may seem gratuitously meek and self-effacing. In comparison to later efforts, their activism can appear unnecessarily limited and too…
Descriptors: Activism, Females, Higher Education, War
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Gordon, Sarah H. – History of Education Quarterly, 1975
The family background, college life, and careers of Smith College students in the late nineteenth century are examined. (DE)
Descriptors: College Environment, Educational Development, Educational History, Family Characteristics
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Gersman, Elinor Mondale – History of Education Quarterly, 1975
This article provides a bibliography of recent journal articles on various educational history topics including historiography, women's education, history of the family and youth, professional education, education in foreign countries, education in the United States, and higher education.
Descriptors: American History, Asian History, Bibliographies, Educational History
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Conway, Jill – History of Education Quarterly, 1974
A review of the development of educational institutions in United States history reveals that coeducation has not been automatically a liberating experience for women and that access to professional education has not naturally placed women on a level with male professional peers. (Author/KM)
Descriptors: Educational History, Employed Women, Feminism, Higher Education
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Wein, Roberta – History of Education Quarterly, 1974
A study of Wellesley and Bryn Mawr Colleges when molders of female colleges determined whether higher education for women would represent a break from the perpetuation in educational institutions of feminine passivity and dependence. (Author/KM)
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Educational History, Feminism, Higher Education
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Summers, Carol – History of Education Quarterly, 1996
Examines the interplay of social, cultural, and political factors involved in the education of native women in Southern Rhodesia between 1900 and 1934. Although originally conceived as a program stressing domesticity and social control, the women became active participants, transforming themselves into educational leaders. (MJP)
Descriptors: African Culture, African History, Colonialism, Economic Factors
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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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Beadie, Nancy – History of Education Quarterly, 1993
Describes the role of Emma Willard in encouraging the New York State legislature to provide state support for women's education. Discusses political and social issues in the mid-1800s and Willard's vision of a separate system of higher education for women. Outlines establishment of teacher education programs. (CFR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Finance, Educational History, Educational Objectives
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Dzuback, Mary Ann – History of Education Quarterly, 1993
Explores the origins and development of the Graduate Department of Social Economy and Social Research at Bryn Mawr College, PA. Analyzes social science teaching and research fostered in the department. Includes two tables listing women who received doctorates from the department between 1915 and 1940 along with a faculty listing. (CFR)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Educational History, Females
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Ogren, Christine A. – History of Education Quarterly, 1995
Argues that Wisconsin's normal schools presented a less restrictive and more coeducational environment than more prestigious universities. Utilizing primary and archival sources discovers that the normal schools achieved a remarkable degree of gender equity in their treatment of male and female students. (MJP)
Descriptors: Educational History, Elective Courses, Extracurricular Activities, Higher Education
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