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Groen, Mark – American Educational History Journal, 2017
The placement of schoolhouses provided a forum for animated and often colorful local debate during the late 19th century. Local newspaper editors occasionally interspersed references culled from national educational debates within their columns, indicating that their readers were well aware of the issues and the rhetoric of national politics…
Descriptors: Debate, Educational Facilities Planning, Educational Facilities, Educational Administration
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Groen, Mark – American Educational History Journal, 2014
When viewing the landscape of learning and literacy, politics and policy often intersect. Throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, literacy is one skill that progressives sought to expand and others historically used to restrict access to immigration, jobs, and civic participation. During the closing decades of the nineteenth century,…
Descriptors: Literacy, Political Issues, Public Policy, Language Usage
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Groen, Mark – American Educational History Journal, 2013
This paper examines why so many northern teachers ventured into the South in the 1860s, and the reasons southerners first sought them out, and later wanted the teachers "put to rout." Changing attitudes toward teaching and learning, textbooks and teachers, were part of the emerging national identity of the antebellum South.
Descriptors: United States History, Geographic Regions, Attitude Change, Teaching Methods
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Groen, Mark – American Educational History Journal, 2012
The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) represents a quantum leap in both Federal involvement and Federal mandates to schools. In the relatively short period of less than a decade NCLB has changed how teachers teach, what subjects are taught, and how teachers and principals are evaluated. As NCLB continues to impact American education and educational…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Accountability, Curriculum Development, Educational Change