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Di Mascio, Anthony – History of Education Quarterly, 2010
The educational history of Upper Canada is commonly written as the succession of an elite group of educational reformers who advocated a centralized system of mass schooling. However, the recent shift in research on Upper Canada away from the narrative of prominent individuals who controlled the social, political, and economic development of the…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Democracy, Educational History, Foreign Countries
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Turpin, Andrea L. – History of Education Quarterly, 2010
Historical scholarship has traditionally focused on the commonalities uniting Catharine Beecher and Mary Lyon, the two leading antebellum women's educational reformers in New England. This essay shifts that focus by contrasting their educational philosophies and exploring the implications their differences had for the development of American…
Descriptors: Single Sex Colleges, Females, Educational History, Womens Education
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Breaux, Richard M. – History of Education Quarterly, 2010
This essay examines the college lives of two generations of Iowa's black college women in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It focuses on the experiences of black women at Iowa's private colleges and the University of Iowa (UI) from 1878 to 1928. The experiences of black women in Iowa's colleges and universities are important for…
Descriptors: Private Colleges, Females, White Students, African American Students
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Gold, David – History of Education Quarterly, 2010
Scholars have long debated the complicity of Southern white women after the Civil War in helping create a racialist and racist regional identity and denying or delaying civil rights for African Americans. These studies have largely focused on the activities of elite white women property owners, club members, and writers. Yet few scholars have…
Descriptors: Race, Student Attitudes, Females, Racial Attitudes
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Delmont, Matthew – History of Education Quarterly, 2010
This article features Ruth Wright Hayre, Philadelphia's first black high school teacher and principal whose work at William Penn High School for Girls became a model for counseling and motivation programs at other majority-black high schools in Philadelphia, expanding educational and career opportunities for thousands of "able" students.…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Educational Opportunities, Change Agents, Change Strategies
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Rose, Elizabeth – History of Education Quarterly, 2009
Head Start, the federal program that provides preschool education, health, and social services for children from poor families, is one of the United States' most popular government programs. Created in 1965, it has endured as a symbol of commitment to children, serving just fewer than one million children a year in neighborhood sites across the…
Descriptors: Nursery Schools, Poverty, Preschool Education, Economically Disadvantaged
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Benowitz, June Melby – History of Education Quarterly, 2009
The headlines "Who's Trying to Ruin Our Schools?" and "Danger's Ahead in the Public Schools" grabbed the attention of the American public during the early 1950s as mainstream publications reacted to efforts by right-wing organizations to influence the curricula of America's elementary and secondary schools. "A bewildering disease that threatens to…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Textbooks, Elementary Secondary Education, Females
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Nash, Margaret A. – History of Education Quarterly, 2009
This article reexamines texts published during the period of the initial formation of the nation, from 1783 to 1815, or from the end of the American Revolution through the War of 1812. This examination of thirty-one textbooks (sixteen geographies and history texts, and fifteen readers and grammar books), most written by New Englanders but also…
Descriptors: United States History, Nationalism, Textbooks, Content Analysis
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Beatty, Barbara – History of Education Quarterly, 2009
In 1927, nursery school educator Lucy Sprague Mitchell heralded Jean Piaget's psychology as of "outstanding interest" and wrote in "Progressive Education" that it should be of "immense service" to psychologists, teachers, and parents. In 1929, psychologist Lois Meek praised Piaget's research in the National Society for the Study of Education's…
Descriptors: Nursery Schools, Psychologists, Psychology, Piagetian Theory
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Rogers, Bethany – History of Education Quarterly, 2009
This article focuses on the period between 1966 and 1968, when the original vision of the policymakers of the National Teacher Corps (NTC) and the federal staffers who created the NTC initiative held sway. In their vision, the "best and brightest" (according to their criteria) could better solve the problems of educating so-called disadvantaged…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Federal Programs, Disadvantaged, Liberal Arts
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Solberg, Winton U. – History of Education Quarterly, 2009
In 1911 Jean Baptiste Beck, a scholar of international reputation, was appointed to a three-year term on the faculty of the University of Illinois. His personal eccentricities conditioned his adjustment to the community. In 1912 he married the daughter of a University professor, and as a result Edmund J. James, president of the University of…
Descriptors: Educational History, Archives, Foreign Countries, Reputation
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de Forest, Jennifer – History of Education Quarterly, 2009
Judge Justine Wise Polier's judicial career illuminates the interconnections between the history of the New York City public schools and the Children's Courts, making clear that for many children who found themselves in trouble, justice and education were intertwined. Critics of the children's courts have argued that they were flawed from their…
Descriptors: Judges, Urban Schools, Social Control, Courts
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Perez, Mario Rios – History of Education Quarterly, 2009
Thomas Woody, a reputable and well-published historian of education during the early twentieth century, made a thrashing call to historians in the field nearly sixty years ago in his article titled "Fields That Are White," where he depicted the history of education as a barren landscape awaiting the arrival of scholars who would alter…
Descriptors: Historiography, Nationalism, Educational History, Historians
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Gasman, Marybeth; Drezner, Noah D. – History of Education Quarterly, 2009
The purpose of this article is to provide a better understanding of the history of fundraising in black college communities; to complicate understandings of white involvement in black college fundraising; to understand the role of fundraising, that is, fundraising for social change and social justice, during the period that followed the…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Fund Raising, History, Consultants
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Straus, Emily E. – History of Education Quarterly, 2009
This article discusses the role of education within communities and underscores the changing nature of minority groups in the United States. It specifically examines the struggle between African Americans and Latinos over education, employment, and empowerment in Compton, California. The story of Compton and its school district exposes…
Descriptors: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Role of Education, Empowerment
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