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Thompson, Patricia J. – Theory into Practice, 1986
The field of home economics has generally been neglected within the literature focused on women, feminism, and education. Data concerning gender equity often measure women's achievements by their inroads into fields formerly dominated by men. (MT)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Home Economics Education, Sex Fairness
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Bolton, Gavin – Theory into Practice, 1985
This article gives a brief historical account of the principal rationales of drama in education in England, pursuing the notion of distortion of the nature of drama itself. By looking at past mistakes, we may better assess the place of drama in today's curriculum. (MT)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Dramatic Play, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Short, Edmund C. – Theory into Practice, 1986
Exemplary curriculum designs from the past that have provided models for implementation are reviewed in order to lend perspective to designs for today's and tomorrow's curricula. (MT)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Educational Theories
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Heins, Ethel L. – Theory into Practice, 1982
In attempting to define what constitutes a good children's book, the author looks at attitudes of those who have set standards in the past, such as Caroline Hewins, a Hartford, Connecticut, librarian of the late nineteenth century. Points that must be considered in evaluating children's books are made. (PP)
Descriptors: Childhood Interests, Childrens Literature, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria
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d'Almeida, Irene Assiba – Theory into Practice, 1982
In West Africa, international studies were overstressed under colonial rule, while native African traditions and languages were neglected. Educational reforms are underway to remedy that situation. In the United States, national studies have been overemphasized and global education underemphasized. (PP)
Descriptors: African Culture, African Languages, Colonialism, Cultural Awareness
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Cuban,Larry – Theory into Practice, 1983
Historical information about how teachers have taught over the past century was reviewed to determine what patterns of teacher behavior have persisted over time, despite reformers' efforts to change them. Although there were periods of change during the 1920s and the 1960s, teacher-centered instruction reasserted itself after reform efforts…
Descriptors: Class Organization, Conventional Instruction, Educational Change, Educational History
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Theory into Practice, 1987
This special issue presents an overview and reprints of 23 articles from 25 years of "Theory Into Practice." It is divided into six general topics: Curriculum; Human Development, Language, and Communication; Instruction and Learning; Organization and Administration; Schooling and Society; and Teacher Education. (MT)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Curriculum, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education
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Dorn, Sherman; And Others – Theory into Practice, 1996
This historical view of special education reform touches on civil rights of individuals with disabilities, highlighting the historical roots of arguments on the primacy of place (location) in discussion of special education policy. The paper examines the history of specialized social institutions and the emphasis on place in today's debates. (SM)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Change, Educational Philosophy, Educational Policy
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Hepburn, Mary A. – Theory into Practice, 1997
Service learning in civic education combines in-school learning and out-of-school work to enhance democratic education and assist the community. This paper examines the evolution of service learning through several decades of scholarship in the genre of civic education, citing examples of past notable projects that have linked academic study with…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics, Public Education
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Harris, Violet J. – Theory into Practice, 1992
Sociohistorical analysis of literacy among African Americans notes that acquiring access to literacy has involved continuous struggle against unrelenting opposition from most segments of society. The article traces conceptions of literacy held by African Americans from 1700-1992, concluding that lessons from the past provide insight into current…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Black Students, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education
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Ging, Diane F. – Theory into Practice, 1994
After a historical perspective of foreign language teaching in the United States, the article discusses current needs for second-language instruction, explores attempts to teach critical languages in public schools, and suggests approaches for the future. (SM)
Descriptors: Educational History, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Trends
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Warren, Donald – Theory into Practice, 1988
The history of public education in the United States is outlined, with emphasis on the role of public schools in binding a diverse citizenry and transmitting civic values and traditions. Included is a discussion of the common schools movement. (IAH)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education
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Franzosa, Susan Douglas – Theory into Practice, 1988
Civic education in the United States, in addition to training for citizenship, has involved socializing students to accept existing social relations that inhibit full adult participation in civic society, especially for women. Contemporary and historical contexts of public school education of women are reviewed. (IAH)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Role of Education
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Takanishi, Ruby – Theory into Practice, 1981
Early childhood educators and researchers in the field have continuously debated the value of such research in the actual practice of classroom teaching. An historical perspective is taken on early childhood education, and a look into its future prospects concludes the discussion. (JN)
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Early Childhood Education
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Calhoun, John A.; Collins, Raymond C. – Theory into Practice, 1981
An overview of research and evaluation developments concerning Head Start, preschool education, and day care during the past decade is provided. Possible ramifications for the future are shown from the reexamination of early education programs. (JN)
Descriptors: Child Development, Cognitive Development, Cost Effectiveness, Day Care