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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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Taggart, Robert J. – American Educational History Journal, 2008
Opening in 1837, Wesleyan Female Seminary became by 1855 one of the small number of colleges for women in the United States. The question is to what extent Wesleyan was a true college as that word was understood at the time, along with the wider issue of what constituted a college as the concept became transformed during the nineteenth century. In…
Descriptors: Females, Seminars, Educational History, Curriculum Design
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Taggart, Robert J. – American Educational History Journal, 2007
For most of the 20th century, innovators promoted the use of technology to improve learning in schools. As Larry Cuban noted in "Teachers and Machines: The Classroom Use of Technology Since 1920" (1986), there has been no end to promises of how motion pictures, radio, and television would transform the learning process. In each case,…
Descriptors: Motion, Educational Technology, Educational Television, State Agencies
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Taggart, Robert – American Educational History Journal, 2006
There is no doubt that women had a role in progressive reform a century ago, despite their lack of vote. However, it may not be so clear what the nature of this reform effort was. This article suggests that women were highly organized in women's clubs that served as a major organ of change in society, and that they had a great impact on education…
Descriptors: Females, Educational History, Clubs, Educational Change
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Taggart, Robert – American Educational History Journal, 2004
The once all black Howard High School in Wilmington, Delaware, has had a long and interesting past. For more than a century, the high school attempted to maintain a strong academic core amidst pressure from the white community to become a vocational or "industrial" school, following the Tuskegee model. In this article, the author…
Descriptors: High Schools, School Segregation, African American Students, Vocational Education