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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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Anderson, Jennifer Paul; O'Brien, Thomas V. – American Educational History Journal, 2016
In the United States in the 1950s and 1960s, several states followed the lead of Joseph McCarthy and formed committees to investigate Americans considered to be potentially subversive within states' governments. Students and professors fell victim to the "lavender scare," as public universities forced them to make concessions to their…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Privacy, College Presidents, Educational History
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Porwancher, Andrew – American Educational History Journal, 2016
For the better part of the twentieth century, student speakers at their graduations from Brown University greeted fellow seniors and guests with substantive, socially conscious addresses. Undergraduate orators used the opportunity to expound on fundamental social questions, frequently discussing politics, academia, human progress, and the…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Speeches, Graduation, College Graduates
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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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Lozano, Jon M. – American Educational History Journal, 2016
Colleges and universities across the United States have, over the centuries of their existence, gradually developed the systems of governance that we see today. Typically, this has taken the form of a governing board comprised of individuals with some connection to the institution. Although major restructuring of institutional governance may seem…
Descriptors: Trustees, Governance, Governing Boards, Case Studies
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Laubach, Maria; Smith, Joan K. – American Educational History Journal, 2016
Angie Debo, educator and historian, wrote thirteen scholarly books, which included material representative of the American Indian experience. In one of her later books, "A History of the Indians of the United States," first published in 1951, she wrote that the story of the American Indian shows a "remarkable record of survival ……
Descriptors: American Indian History, American Indian Culture, Historians, Mentors
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Nienkamp, Paul – American Educational History Journal, 2016
Robert Henry Thurston is presented in this article. He provides one the most significant examples of professionalizing engineering through innovative education and promoting scientific education practices in the late nineteenth century. The son of a draftsmen and steam engine mechanic, Thurston spent his early years in Providence, Rhode Island.…
Descriptors: Professionalism, Engineering Education, Educational History, Educational Philosophy
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Kessinger, Thomas A. – American Educational History Journal, 2015
Are the following terms synonymous: service, volunteerism, community service, service-learning? This article offers a survey of service-related terms and definitions by various groups. It also shows a connection between service (and/or service- learning) and citizenship. Finally, it notes how some public and private institutions (organizations)…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Relevance (Education), Surveys, Educational History
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Poch, Robert K. – American Educational History Journal, 2015
This article explores the complex contexts and relationships that enabled student civil rights advocates to emerge at Howard University in the 1930s and 1940s. Such histories are valuable given their realistic portrayal of the daily challenges, interpersonal collisions, collaborations, and organizational positioning that made some human rights…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, College Students, Civil Rights, Activism
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Tsang, Tiffany Lee – American Educational History Journal, 2015
Histories of education in America often discuss how concerns over women's health influenced public opinion on women's participation in higher education in the late nineteenth century. However, these histories almost exclusively focus on literature produced by the medical community--literature claiming that rigorous academic study was detrimental…
Descriptors: Females, United States History, Higher Education, Public Opinion
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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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