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Laukaitis, John – American Educational History Journal, 2017
Diane Ravitch's "The Death and Life of the Great American School System" (2010) and "Reign of Error" (2013) represent a significant shift in the contemporary political dialogue on education reform. The once staunch supporter of national academic standards and market-based reforms, Ravitch reversed nearly every position she…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational History, Political Attitudes
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McInnis, Edward – American Educational History Journal, 2016
Reformers during the antebellum period of American history frequently expressed contradictory ideas on the topic of female education. These contradictions illustrate the challenge historians face in pinning down the female educational vision held by antebellum-era reformers. That the classics comprised the core of colonial and revolutionary era…
Descriptors: Females, Social Change, United States History, Womens Education
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Francis, Anthony Tuf – American Educational History Journal, 2014
Americans seem to agree that social studies education is important for citizens in a democracy, but they have disagreed vociferously about what constitutes the social studies, who should teach it, what methods are most effective, and if different students need different curriculum or instruction. This history of conflict is called the "social…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Conflict, Educational Philosophy
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Laukaitis, John J. – American Educational History Journal, 2013
In 1951, William F. Buckley, Jr. was a recent alumnus of Yale University and former editor of the "Yale Daily News" when his first major work, "God and Man at Yale: The Superstitions of 'Academic Freedom'," became a controversial polemic that attracted national attention. In his work, Buckley claimed Yale's faculty advanced…
Descriptors: Criticism, Educational History, Higher Education, Social Systems