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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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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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Stallones, Jared R. – American Educational History Journal, 2007
Progressive educators applied early religious experiences to their professional lives in four ways. Some, like schoolmaster Jerry Voorhis, consciously integrated their religious beliefs into their educational theories and practices. Others, like Paul Hanna, lived divided lives, one religious and one professional. John Dewey represents a different…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Role of Religion, Work Attitudes, Employee Attitudes