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Good, Curtis J. – American Educational History Journal, 2010
The role of federal involvement in education has, in recent years, become more and more prevalent. Such an involvement was not part of the historical origins of education at virtually any level. Whether it was for economic reasons, defense of the nation, the accountability of American taxpayers, or the pursuit of better civic-minded individuals,…
Descriptors: Public Education, Government Role, Economics, Competition
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Lauzon, Glenn P. – American Educational History Journal, 2010
For most of the nineteenth century, county agricultural fairs had little to do with schools and schooling; nevertheless, they served as potent sources of learning. During the post-Civil War generation, most of the learning county agricultural fairs generated had little to do with livestock, crops, and cultivation; nevertheless, farmers and others…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Counties, Agriculture, Exhibits
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Riley, Karen L. – American Educational History Journal, 2010
In the current vernacular, co-education means the education of the sexes together within an institutional setting. Once a phenomenon, today, women enjoy nearly equal status on campuses that were at one time bastions of "maleness." Moreover, the counter-culture revolution of the late 1960s and throughout the 1970s, ushered in a new…
Descriptors: Coeducation, African American Students, White Students, Womens Education
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Schraven, Jodie; Jolly, Jennifer L. – American Educational History Journal, 2010
This paper seeks to specifically focus on the evolution of civil rights case law and legislation as it pertains to educating students with disabilities, specifically the often implemented but poorly understood Section 504 provisions. The purpose of this paper is to examine historical influences that precipitated the implementation of Section 504…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Disabilities, Educational Change, Politics of Education
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Williams, J. Kelton – American Educational History Journal, 2010
During the period 1962-1994, the United States Supreme Court handed down several decisions that increasingly limited the influence of religion in schools ("Engel v Vitale" 1962; "Abington v. Schempp" 1963; "Lemon v. Kurtzman," "Early v. DiCenso," and "Robinson v. DiCenso" 1971; "Wallace v.…
Descriptors: Christianity, Protestants, Court Litigation, Federal Government
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Stacy, Jason – American Educational History Journal, 2010
There are six oversized boxes in the New York Historical Society that contain the remains of the Public School Society (PSS), New York City's first experiment with publicly-funded education. They are filled with the detritus of the Society's nearly fifty years: recommendations for prospective teachers from their clergymen, student certificates of…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Educational History, Ethical Instruction, Competition
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Johnson, Linda – American Educational History Journal, 2010
Having limited access to colleges and universities offering women the same educational opportunities available to men, elite women of the 19th century crossed national borders for advanced study and teaching opportunities. The career of Tsuda Umeko, founder of one of the first private institutions of higher education for women in Japan, leader in…
Descriptors: Womens Education, Higher Education, Advocacy, Educational History
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