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Kaniuka, Polina – American Educational History Journal, 2019
This study attempts an analysis from 1944 to 1975 focused on the federal government support in the context of one highly successful program in international education--Fulbright's Amendment to the Surplus Property Act of 1946 (or the Fulbright Program). The choice fell on this flagship international educational exchange program for its explicit…
Descriptors: International Education, International Educational Exchange, Exchange Programs, Partnerships in Education
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Platt, R. Eric; Walker, Lauren Huffman – American Educational History Journal, 2019
This article presents pertinent information regarding the symbolic significance and historic development of a common symbol that visually represents all of academia: regalia and commencement costumes. It also argues for an enhanced understanding of these important symbols and the diffusion of relevant information to the larger academic body of…
Descriptors: Educational History, Higher Education, Ceremonies, School Uniforms
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Erck, Ryan W. – American Educational History Journal, 2019
Historically, tactful and calculated development efforts have been attempted through various avenues in American higher education institutions. Higher education institutions have been creative in their attempts to ensure financial solvency. However, the common fallback of tuition increases have proved insufficient to meet most institutions'…
Descriptors: Alumni, Financial Support, United States History, War
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Wheatle, Katherine I. E. – American Educational History Journal, 2019
Historical writings about the Morrill Land-Grant Acts are not free from promoting unbiased, dominant ideas about the laws' reach and intentions. The Morrill Acts were major legislation, but they did not signify the entitlement of every citizen; their successes for Black students, communities, and colleges were meager. This study makes common cause…
Descriptors: Race, Educational History, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
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McIntush, Karen E.; Pierce, Robin; McIntush, Elizabeth; Alcala, Angel; Garza, Karla A.; Hardin, Emily; Lawson, Lindsey; Ramirez, Robyn; Torres, Salma; Waheed, Uzair; Yarbrough, Deshaun; Burlbaw, Lynn M. – American Educational History Journal, 2019
The combination of two technological tools, Microsoft Excel and ArcGIS, has proved powerful in organizing, categorizing, and expressing data visually in meaningful ways. The use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) has found its way into historical research due to its interdisciplinary nature and usefulness. The goal of this paper is not to…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Educational History, Data Analysis, Geographic Information Systems
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Johansen, Alexandra; Slantcheva-Durst, Snejana – American Educational History Journal, 2018
Student fraternities emerged in the late 1700s as an extension of literary societies and debate clubs. A century after their formation, in 1891, national interfraternal associations, or fraternity/sorority councils, also took root. These interfraternal associations would shape the Greek community on college campuses across the country. Decades…
Descriptors: Governing Boards, Universities, Fraternities, Educational History
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Garry, Vanessa – American Educational History Journal, 2018
As the early twentieth century's restrictive social policies and poor economic conditions relegated African Americans in St. Louis, Mo. to high poverty neighborhoods, parents were forced to enroll their children in substandard segregated schools. Meanwhile the African American population increased in size from 108,765 (11.4 percent) in 1940 to…
Descriptors: Community Education, Personal Narratives, African Americans, School Segregation
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Perrotta, Katherine – American Educational History Journal, 2018
The sixties and seventies were a time of great cultural, social, and political change in the United States. Events including civil rights demonstrations, anti-war protests, environmental movements, and gender rights sparked activism among students and young people across the country. In order for American youth to mobilize, they turned to…
Descriptors: United States History, Activism, Geographic Regions, Social Change
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Moore, Alfred D., III; Anderson, Christian K. – American Educational History Journal, 2018
The Law School at South Carolina State College, a black college located in Orangeburg, South Carolina, was founded in 1947 as a segregated school to keep black students out of the state's all-white law school. However, this small law school produced in its nineteen-year existence a generation of attorneys whose education and achievements outlived…
Descriptors: Law Schools, Black Colleges, Educational History, United States History
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Platt, R. Eric; Chesnut, Steven R.; McGee, Melandie; Song, Xiaonan – American Educational History Journal, 2017
Recently, two phenomena have been discussed in higher education-specific media: (1) the prevalence of institutional mergers to promote longevity; and (2) institutional rebranding to improve public perceptions and increase enrollment through enhanced and/or clarified missions (Wexler 2015). Although such has been reported in "The Chronicle of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Organizational Change, Educational History
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Burlbaw, Lynn M.; Williams, Lauren; Kelly, Larry J. – American Educational History Journal, 2017
Texas A&M University has long been known for its engineering and agricultural programs. Only in the last 50 years has its reputation included the preparation of teachers for general education in the public schools of Texas. However, agricultural education has been an integral part of the institution's mandate since early in the 20th century.…
Descriptors: Agricultural Colleges, Educational History, Teacher Certification, State Legislation
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Stewart, Dafina-Lazarus – American Educational History Journal, 2017
A group of private liberal arts colleges in Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana, formed a voluntary association called the Great Lakes Colleges Association (GLCA) in 1962 based on their self-perceived shared interests and missions. These institutions included Albion College, Antioch College, Denison University, DePauw University, Earlham College, Hope…
Descriptors: African American Students, College Students, Educational Experience, Educational History
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Hengtgen, Kristen – American Educational History Journal, 2017
In 1966, as the old county courthouse in Delaware County moved to a new building, there was no easy way to relocate the years of old documents and artifacts that had been collecting dust in the disorganized basement and attic since 1880. The decision was made. Thousands of documents, ledgers, and manuscripts from the founding of the county in 1827…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Laboratory Training, History Instruction, Local History
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Singer, Erin; Shields, Samantha – American Educational History Journal, 2017
Austin Hall and Old Main serve as the heart of what is now Sam Houston State University. The buildings' rich histories help one to understand how Sam Houston State University and its proud teacher education heritage came to be. To begin with Austin Hall's story, the University's original building has a unique and interesting tale that journeys…
Descriptors: Educational History, Teacher Education Programs, School Buildings, Universities
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Garry, Vanessa – American Educational History Journal, 2017
The discriminatory practices against African Americans during the Jim Crow era in St. Louis, Missouri did not deter Dr. Ruth Harris, the first African American female president of Stowe Teachers College (STC) in St. Louis, from accepting the challenge of leading the African American teachers' college from 1940 to 1954. Her appointment to President…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, African American Education, African American Teachers, African American Leadership
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