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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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Biggs, Douglas – American Educational History Journal, 2016
The six Land Grant colleges and universities across the upper Midwest (Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota State, South Dakota State, and Iowa State) all faced unprecedented challenges in the 1890s. The economic depression brought on by the Panic of 1893 saw budget cutbacks and lean times, but the "McKinley Prosperity," combined…
Descriptors: School Policy, College Presidents, Land Grant Universities, Agricultural Colleges
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Laukaitis, John J. – American Educational History Journal, 2013
In 1951, William F. Buckley, Jr. was a recent alumnus of Yale University and former editor of the "Yale Daily News" when his first major work, "God and Man at Yale: The Superstitions of 'Academic Freedom'," became a controversial polemic that attracted national attention. In his work, Buckley claimed Yale's faculty advanced…
Descriptors: Criticism, Educational History, Higher Education, Social Systems
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Anderson, Christian K.; Clark, Daniel A. – American Educational History Journal, 2012
Harvard is easily the most recognizable American institution of higher education, freighted with rich associations to the nation's leaders. This article provides an opportunity to examine the history of higher education through a lens often overlooked--fiction. By doing so, the authors provide a richer understanding of a particular institution and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational History, Fiction, Universities
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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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Nguyen, Roselynn H.; Null, J. Wesley – American Educational History Journal, 2008
Upon reviewing the story of higher education from the early eighteenth to the late twentieth century, the authors are able to evaluate the ideals of knowledge and how they have been transformed during this time period. Considering the implications education has on the training of students who become leaders in society, individuals should pay…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Beliefs, Philosophy, Educational Change
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Callejo Perez, David M. – American Educational History Journal, 2008
Today, there are critics of teacher education who believe that the system itself is archaic. These critics say that "schools of education" are by their very nature incapable of educating teachers. They say there is nothing worth preserving in them. In this paper, the author proposes that teacher education should engender a set of…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Schools of Education, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Research
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Duemer, Lee S. – American Educational History Journal, 2007
When education is paid for by society it is only logical that it should address social problems. Such an understanding stresses that historical change should be examined in terms of how education responds to the needs of society, and the process involved in that change. It must be cautioned, however, that educational change does not precisely…
Descriptors: Social Problems, Agricultural Education, Conflict, Educational Change