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Terzian, Sevan G. – History of Education Quarterly, 2021
This essay examines the first detailed study of gifted African American youth: Lillian Steele Proctor's master's thesis from the late 1920s on Black children in Washington, DC. Unlike formative research on gifted children by educational psychologists, Proctor's investigation emphasized children's experiences at school, home, and community in…
Descriptors: African American Students, Academically Gifted, Racial Bias, Racial Discrimination
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Fultz, Michael – History of Education Quarterly, 2021
This paper explores trends in summer and intermittent teaching practices among African American students in the post-Civil War South, focusing on student activities in the field, the institutions they attended, and the communities they served. Transitioning out of the restrictions and impoverishment of slavery while simultaneously seeking to…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Educational History, African American Students, African American Education
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Cunningham, Candace – History of Education Quarterly, 2021
When the South Carolina legislature created the anti-NAACP oath in 1956, teachers across the state lost their positions. But it was the dismissal of twenty-one teachers at the Elloree Training School that captured the attention of the NAACP and Black media outlets. In the years following Brown v. Board of Education, South Carolina's Black and…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Educational History, African American History, State History
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Smith, Troy A. – History of Education Quarterly, 2021
This article examines the workings of Hampton Institute's external relations program to show how the school developed loyal supporters and donors. By 1900, Hampton was the wealthiest school for African Americans, and its philosophy--stressing vocational education and forsaking political equality--was at its most influential during this time,…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Educational Finance, Fund Raising, Private Financial Support
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Ladson-Billings, Gloria; Anderson, James D. – History of Education Quarterly, 2021
In the second half of the twentieth century, the ranks of Black teachers and school administrators declined precipitously. Today, less than 7 percent of American teachers are Black. This loss has had a number of consequences for schools and communities, but perhaps especially for Black students. As recent research has found, Black students benefit…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Teacher Shortage, Futures (of Society), Educational Trends
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Murphy, Jeremy T. – History of Education Quarterly, 2021
The "Quincy Method" is widely considered a successful nineteenth-century school reform. Pioneered by Francis Parker in Quincy, Massachusetts in 1875, it fostered broad pedagogic change in an ordinary school system, transforming Quincy into a renowned hub of child-centered instruction. This article revisits the reform and explores its…
Descriptors: Teacher Improvement, Faculty Mobility, Educational Change, Educational History
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McCullum, Kristan L. – History of Education Quarterly, 2021
The Black Appalachian educational experience during the civil rights era has largely been obscured by mythologies of invisibility and regional racial innocence. The narrative in this article counters these myths through the stories of Black Appalachians who came of age during the 1950s and 1960s in Jenkins, a southeastern Kentucky coal town. It…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Educational History, African American Education, Educational Experience
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Guzmán, Gonzalo – History of Education Quarterly, 2021
This article examines the development of racially segregated Mexican rooms and Mexican schools in Wyoming during the Depression era. Working in concert with New Deal legislation, the segregation of Mexican children--regardless of US citizenship--in Wyoming was not just a matter of social practice and local custom, it became an expression of…
Descriptors: Economic Climate, Racial Segregation, Educational History, Public Policy
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Pursell, Carroll; Iiyoshi, Toru – History of Education Quarterly, 2021
The rise of online learning over the past few decades has raised fundamental questions about the kinds of "spaces" and "places" this mode of education creates. Do they support meaningful exchanges? Can they advance educational equity, access, and community-building? Are they comparable to in-person classroom experiences? The…
Descriptors: Educational History, Distance Education, Equal Education, COVID-19
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Mills, ShaVonte' – History of Education Quarterly, 2021
This article examines Black parents' efforts to establish and secure quality education for their children in antebellum Boston, Massachusetts. It situates the African School, a Black-owned cultural institution, within Black nationalist politics and reveals how the schoolhouse became a site of political tension between Black Bostonians and the…
Descriptors: African American Education, African American Institutions, African American Students, Politics of Education
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Lefty, Lauren – History of Education Quarterly, 2021
Through a focus on liberal academic and policy networks, this article considers how ideas and practices central to an educational "war on poverty" grew through connections between postwar Puerto Rico, Latin America, and New York. In particular, it analyzes how social scientific ideas about education's role in economic development found…
Descriptors: Poverty, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Economic Development
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Hall, Megan J. – History of Education Quarterly, 2021
This essay provides a holistic review of what girls and young women learned, and the settings in which they learned, in the Middle Ages in England between the Norman Conquest (1066) and the Dissolution of the Monasteries (late 1530s). Education of girls was carried out in households, elementary schools, and nunneries, as well as through employment…
Descriptors: Womens Education, Literacy, Educational History, Foreign Countries
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Spencer, E. Mariah – History of Education Quarterly, 2021
Margaret Cavendish was an unusually public figure in early modern England. She published widely under her own name on several secular subjects, including natural philosophy, inequality of the sexes, and educational theory. This article explores the development of Cavendish's educational theories through a detailed account of her life, which took…
Descriptors: Educational History, Foreign Countries, Educational Theories, Authors
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Lynch, Sarah B. – History of Education Quarterly, 2021
This article examines the nature of school days and school years in later medieval Western Europe and considers the societal functions of the temporal cultures that emerged. The forms of the school day and year in elementary and grammar schools--alongside school-and youth-centered festivals--were replete with meaning and possessed utility beyond…
Descriptors: Medieval History, Educational History, School Schedules, Socialization
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Pak, Yoon K. – History of Education Quarterly, 2021
This History of Education Society Presidential Address comes at the society's sixtieth anniversary and provides a new conceptual framework that foregrounds recognizing a "racist-blind," and not a color-blind, ideology in the intentional and unequal design our educational past and present. It highlights systemic racism brought on by the…
Descriptors: Racial Discrimination, Racial Bias, Educational History, Equal Education
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