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Butchart, Ronald E. – History of Education Quarterly, 2011
The three essays that make up this issue on theory in educational history by Eileen Tamura, Caroline Eick, and Roland Sintos Coloma constitute an indictment of the field of the history of education for its neglect of theory. Read linearly, from the Introduction through Coloma, the indictment becomes increasingly strident, moving from a gentle call…
Descriptors: Historiography, Educational History, Essays, Educational Theories
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Weiler, Kathleen – History of Education Quarterly, 2011
The three articles that make up this issue on theory in educational history are a welcome engagement with the challenges raised by poststructuralism and other theoretical developments. They contribute to what should be an ongoing conversation about the nature of the enterprise of writing the history of education. The three articles in the special…
Descriptors: Educational History, Theories, Theory Practice Relationship, Historiography
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Murphey, Kathleen A. – History of Education Quarterly, 2011
This author describes herself as someone who has questioned the role of theory since she first began studying educational history several decades ago, and who has attempted to use theory. She sees contradictions in what she is researching and how she is doing it, contradictions that arise from her graduate training, the developments in…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Theories, Role, Graduate Study
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Franklin, V. P. – History of Education Quarterly, 2011
Historians need social theories to conduct their research whether they are acknowledged or not. Positivist social theories underpinned the professionalization of the writing of history as well as the establishment of the social sciences as "disciplines," in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. August Comte's "science of society" and…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Social Sciences, Foreign Countries, Historians
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Gelber, Scott – History of Education Quarterly, 2011
This article focuses on historical admissions policies and offers a more nuanced and more substantial treatment of the relationship between Populism and higher education. Prior accounts of admissions in the late nineteenth century have sensibly focused upon the tension between secondary school leaders who were mindful of their multiple…
Descriptors: College Admission, Admission Criteria, Selective Admission, Land Grant Universities
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Cain, Timothy Reese – History of Education Quarterly, 2011
Numerous faculty members at the University of Michigan and institutions across the nation found themselves victims of hysteria and anti-German extremism during World War I. Through an examination of restrictions on speech before American entry into the war, investigations into the loyalty of more than a dozen educators, and considerations of the…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Social Discrimination, Teacher Dismissal, State Universities
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Justice, Benjamin – History of Education Quarterly, 2011
They sat in the Cubberley Education Lecture Hall to hear visiting experts. More often they could be found meeting in reduced-size classes, or working on small-group activities. They usually took notes; sometimes they took field trips. They memorized lists and sat for exams, but they also watched films and acted out scenarios. Rather than take…
Descriptors: United States History, War, Global Approach, Cooperative Learning
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Marthers, Paul Philip – History of Education Quarterly, 2011
At the moment of its founding in 1911, Connecticut College for Women exhibited a curricular tension between an emphasis on the liberal arts, which mirrored the elite men's and women's colleges of the day, and vocational aspects, which made it a different type of women's college, one designed to prepare women for the kind of lives they would lead…
Descriptors: Home Economics, Curriculum Development, Single Sex Colleges, Womens Education
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Bly, Antonio T. – History of Education Quarterly, 2011
The pursuit of literacy is a central theme in the history of African Americans in the United States. In the Western tradition, as Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and others have observed, people of African descent have been written out of "culture" because they have been identified with oral traditions. In that setting, literacy signifies both…
Descriptors: African Americans, Oral Tradition, War, Educational History
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Bair, Sarah D. – History of Education Quarterly, 2011
During and after the American Civil War, individual state governments, faced with numerous economic demands, struggled to meet the needs of soldiers and their families. Among other pressing questions, they had to decide what to do with the massive number of dependent children orphaned by the war. In order to protect children, it became more…
Descriptors: Industrial Education, War, Dependents, Child Welfare
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Savage, Carter Julian – History of Education Quarterly, 2011
This paper details how African-American boys' club workers, their Clubs as well as their service to African-American youth, gained legitimacy within the Boys' Club Federation, now Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA). Specifically, it illustrates what facilitated a predominantly urban, northeastern organization to begin opening Clubs for…
Descriptors: Community Leaders, Clubs, Community Involvement, Youth
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Raptis, Helen – History of Education Quarterly, 2011
Little empirical research has investigated the integration of Canada's Aboriginal children into provincial school systems. Furthermore, the limited existing research has tended to focus on policymakers and government officials at the national level. Thus, the policy shift from segregation to integration has generally been attributed to Canada's…
Descriptors: Day Schools, American Indian Education, School Districts, Foreign Countries
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Beilke, Jayne R. – History of Education Quarterly, 2011
This essay reviews two books on Julius Rosenwald and the Rosenwald Fund and places them within the historiography of the Fund. "Julius Rosenwald: The Man Who Built Sears, Roebuck and Advanced the Cause of Black Education in the American South," is a biography written by Peter M. Ascoli. The book entitled "The Rosenwald Schools of…
Descriptors: United States History, Historiography, Rural Schools, African American Education
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Gough, Robert J. – History of Education Quarterly, 2010
During the decades around the beginning of the twentieth century, public universities in the United States commonly employed a "certificate system" to establish eligibility for undergraduate admittance. "Certification" meant that between 1877 and 1931 representatives of the University of Wisconsin inspected high schools and had…
Descriptors: Certification, High School Graduates, Admission Criteria, College Admission
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Manekin, Sarah – History of Education Quarterly, 2010
In the fall of 2001, with posters, tote bags, speakers, and balloons, the University of Pennsylvania launched its celebration of "125 Years of Women at Penn." Exhibits illustrating the experiences of women students appeared around campus and on the Web, while banners trumpeting the contributions of Penn women waved from lightposts. The…
Descriptors: Females, Exhibits, Access to Education, Internet
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