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Perotta, Katherine – American Educational History Journal, 2017
December 1, 2015, marked the 60th anniversary of Rosa Parks' arrest for refusing to give up her seat to a white passenger on a Montgomery bus in 1955. This incident sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the mid-20th century civil rights movement. A century before Parks' act of resistance, African American schoolteacher Elizabeth Jennings was…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, African American History, Activism, Influences
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Bailey, Lucy E. – American Educational History Journal, 2015
Autobiography and biography are productive genres for exploring historical events and processes, even as such works have sometimes held a peripheral role in the "community" of history of education scholarship. This paper focuses on the pedagogical productivity and challenges of a recent graduate course the author offered in…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Teaching Methods, Autobiographies, Educational History
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Watras, Joseph – American Educational History Journal, 2015
This essay will discuss two educational programs to improve the living conditions of students from low income families that Pedro T. Orata conducted during the middle years of the twentieth century. The question this paper will investigate is whether Orata considered the people he was trying to help as being trapped by the conditions of poverty to…
Descriptors: Progressive Education, Developing Nations, Poverty, Educational History
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Walton, Andrea – American Educational History Journal, 2015
Historians have recently opened up a reconsideration of the 1950s. Long characterized as a time of stolid conformity and Cold War conservatism, the era is increasingly seen in more variegated terms. Studies exploring a range of institutions, causes, and activities have illuminated ways the intellectual and social soil of postwar America gave root…
Descriptors: Philanthropic Foundations, Educational History, Educational Practices, Educational Development
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Moser, Drew – American Educational History Journal, 2014
This article focuses on the historical roots of Ernest Boyer's most popular work, "Scholarship Reconsidered: Priorities of the Professoriate" (1990). Seeking to transcend the traditional view of scholarship as simply that which is published, Boyer expanded scholarship to include four domains: discovery, application, integration, and…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Educational Research, Higher Education, Biographies
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Cousins, James P. – American Educational History Journal, 2014
Reverend Horace Holley, a New England-born, Yale-educated, Unitarian minister from Boston, was offered the presidency of Transylvania University in the town of Lexington, Kentucky, in 1817. He investigated the opportunity by way of a "tour of inquiry," a circuitous route west through notable "literary establishments" of the…
Descriptors: College Presidents, Educational History, Clergy, Self Concept
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Ellis, Mark – American Educational History Journal, 2013
During the early 1920s, the question of who should control the schooling of African American children caused controversy in several Southern states, including Georgia. White educationists and bureaucrats were divided into two groups: the conservatives who called for educational needs to be determined and funded locally, and a growing reformist…
Descriptors: Race, Educational History, African American Students, School Buildings
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Gough, Robert J. – American Educational History Journal, 2012
This article will briefly narrate illustrative life stories of some of the 450 men and women who taught in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, between 1919 and 1949 and identify and explain how they employed these options to build occupational pathways. Taken together, these "microbiographies" show patterns in the life trajectories of ordinary…
Descriptors: Biographies, Time, Teaching (Occupation), Females
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Senechal, Diana – American Educational History Journal, 2010
For many decades, American schools have been mired in jargon and confused values. A few exceptional books have shown the way through the thicket of educational ideas, policies, and practices. The work of Michael John Demiashkevich belongs to this set and offers a special philosophical perspective. In "An Introduction to the Philosophy of…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Recognition (Achievement), Reputation, Biographies
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Stallones, Jared – American Educational History Journal, 2010
John Lawrence Childs was born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin on January 11, 1889, the second child of John Nelson Childs and Helen Janette (Nettie) Smith. In childhood Childs absorbed the values of industry, democracy, and a traditional, but socially conscious, religion. Childs was a Methodist and an intensely private person not given to talking about…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Biographies, Christianity, Information Dissemination
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Beineke, John A. – American Educational History Journal, 2010
In 1999, the changing goals of American schools were explored in "Education Week" through the events, achievements, and personalities that had formed United States education in the 20th century. First a series of articles, the collection was later published in book form as "Lessons of a Century: A Nation's Schools Come of Age."…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Goal Orientation, Educational History, Biographies
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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