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McMurray, Andrew J. – Education, 2011
This research examines the Vietnam War as a topic of study in the era of standardized curricula. Standards for teaching the Vietnam War, both state and national, are often ambiguous. They may, therefore, allow teachers to interject their own thoughts and biases into the classroom. To better understand what may actually inform one state's social…
Descriptors: War, Curriculum, Social Studies, Teacher Attitudes
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Moyar, Mark – Academic Questions, 2008
Although the Vietnam War ended more than thirty years ago, historians remain as divided on what happened as the American people were during the war. Mark Moyar maps the ongoing battle between "orthodox" and "revisionist" Vietnam War historians: the first group, those who depict Vietnam as a bad war that the United States should…
Descriptors: Asian History, War, Foreign Countries, Historians
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Gaudelli, William; Crocco, Margaret; Hawkins, Alexandra – Education and Society, 2012
The authors examine how representations of the Vietnam War in documentary film offer teachers unique opportunities to use visual media sources to teach a difficult moment in United States history. They discuss the use of documentary films and television, as well as Internet-based platforms such as YouTube. They argue that new media that serve as…
Descriptors: Documentaries, Films, Archives, United States History
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Lachmann, Richard; Mitchell, Lacy – Sociology of Education, 2014
How have U.S. high school textbook depictions of World War II and Vietnam changed since the 1970s? We examined 102 textbooks published from 1970 to 2009 to see how they treated U.S. involvement in World War II and Vietnam. Our content analysis of high school history textbooks finds that U.S. textbooks increasingly focus on the personal experiences…
Descriptors: Textbooks, War, Asian History, United States History
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Danforth, Scot – History of Education Quarterly, 2018
Historical analyses of 1960s university campus activism have focused on activities related to the civil rights movement, Free Speech Movement, and opposition to the Vietnam War. This study supplements the historiography of civil disobedience and political activity on college campuses during that tumultuous era with an account of the initiation of…
Descriptors: Educational History, Activism, Civil Rights, Freedom of Speech
Craddock, Douglas, Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The story of Black veterans and their experience in the Vietnam War is one of little investigation especially with regard to those who are from the state of Alabama. This study particularly focuses on the experiences of African American Vietnam War veterans from the state of Alabama. The observations are based on the educational, occupational, and…
Descriptors: African Americans, Veterans, War, Veterans Education
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McMurray, Andrew J. – Education, 2007
During the Vietnam War, and the years following the conflict, history teachers were often hesitant to examine the war in the classroom for a variety of reasons. This article explores some of the factors that prohibited the effective teaching of the Vietnam War. Implications regarding how these inhibiting factors might affect teaching about the…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Instructional Effectiveness, History Instruction, War
Moore, Corey L., Ed.: Johnson, Jean E., Ed.; Washington, Andre L., Ed. – Online Submission, 2011
The purpose of this monograph is to present documents that discuss issues related to improving access to vocational rehabilitation services and return to work rates of African American Wounded Warriors, Gulf War and Vietnam War Era veterans with disabilities. This monograph also includes a review of relevant literature on barriers to employment…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Employment, War, Disabilities
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Levy, Sara A. – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2017
Using a multiple case study design, I examine how public high school students (n = 17) make sense of narratives about defining events with which they have specific heritage connections. Focusing on 3 groups of students (Hmong, Chinese, and Jewish) studying 3 heritage events (respectively, the Vietnam War, Modern China, and the Holocaust), this…
Descriptors: High School Students, Case Studies, Cultural Background, Asian History
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Nguyen, Thai-Huy; Gasman, Marybeth – Teachers College Record, 2015
Background: Within the canon of Asian American histories and histories of student activism, little attention is given to the Vietnamese students at the University of California at Irvine, who came together to advocate for the well-being of Vietnamese refugees after the end of the Vietnam War. This study examines this history and discusses the…
Descriptors: Vietnamese People, Asian American Students, History, Citizen Participation
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Borch, Casey; Wallace, Michael – Social Forces, 2010
Using growth curve modeling techniques, this research investigates whether military spending improved or worsened the economic well-being of citizens within the American states during the post-Vietnam War period. We empirically test the military Keynesianism claim that military spending improves the economic conditions of citizens through its use…
Descriptors: National Security, Hypothesis Testing, Armed Forces, Weapons
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Gearon, Liam Francis – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2019
Security and intelligence agency concerns with universities range from the commissioning and protection of security-sensitive research, the ongoing recruitment of staff and students for covert security and intelligence work, as well as prominent counter-terrorist concerns. This is an ethically charged terrain of moral ambiguity which raises issues…
Descriptors: Colleges, Terrorism, School Safety, National Security
Spector, Ronald – Foreign Policy Research Institute, 2009
This essay is based on the author's talk at the FPRI Wachman Center's History Institute for Teachers on "What Students Need to Know about America's Wars, Part 2: 1920-Present," held May 2-3, 2009. Observing that the Vietnam War was the longest and most contested conflict in American history and that it called into question many…
Descriptors: United States History, Asian History, War, International Relations
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Perrotta, Katherine – American Educational History Journal, 2018
The sixties and seventies were a time of great cultural, social, and political change in the United States. Events including civil rights demonstrations, anti-war protests, environmental movements, and gender rights sparked activism among students and young people across the country. In order for American youth to mobilize, they turned to…
Descriptors: United States History, Activism, Geographic Regions, Social Change
Williamson-Lott, Joy Ann – Teachers College Press, 2018
This well-researched volume explores how the Black freedom struggle and the anti-Vietnam War movement dovetailed with faculty and student activism in the South to undermine the traditional role of higher education and bring about social change. It uses the battles between students, faculty, presidents, trustees, elected officials, and funding…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Racial Segregation, Racial Discrimination, Campuses
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