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Beineke, John A. – American Educational History Journal, 2012
Progressive education is often examined through the lens of curricular theorists, educational historians, and the experience of practitioners. One perspective, infrequently found in the debate, has been the experiences of students educated under the progressive philosophy. The Southern author, Flannery O'Connor, who attended progressive schools on…
Descriptors: Progressive Education, Historians, Perspective Taking, Educational Attitudes
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Lauzon, Glenn P. – American Educational History Journal, 2012
In the closing weeks of 1867, an educational organization was founded in Washington, D.C., that should have been stillborn. Most farmers dismissed scientific agriculture as useless book-farming. They should have been lukewarm to the Patrons of Husbandry's promise to sponsor monthly meetings for mutual instruction in the application of scientific…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Public Policy, Historians, Educational History
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Beyer, Kalani – American Educational History Journal, 2010
The purpose of this article has been to set the record straight as to the extent to which education of the mind and hands was prevalent in the United States prior to the 1880s. This effort is necessary since the proponents of the manual training curriculum that surfaced in the United States in the 1880s created a misperception that no prior form…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, African Americans, American Indians, Vocational Education
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Cooper-Twamley, Susan; Null, J. Wesley – American Educational History Journal, 2009
When one reads scholars from the past, many of the same problems found in schools in 2009 are quite similar to the problems educators were complaining about more than a century ago. One of the current controversial topics in schools today, for example, is student success, or lack thereof, in mathematics. Because of differences in mathematics…
Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Achievement, Educational Psychology, Intellectual History
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Hale, Jon N. – American Educational History Journal, 2007
During the summer of 1964, Mississippi communities and activists established forty-one "Freedom Schools" that served over two thousand students. The Mississippi Freedom Schools embodied a critical philosophy of education. Despite its grassroots orientation, the educational ideas espoused in the Freedom Schools did not necessarily…
Descriptors: Folk Schools, Freedom, Social Change, Educational Experience