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DiGenio, Natasha – American Educational History Journal, 2016
The cases analyzed in this essay exemplify both the influence of the sexual revolution and the conservative backlash against it. Topics that were once considered obscene were now seen as educational. Without this greater openness, none of these court cases would have been possible. In fact, people fighting against censorship and repression…
Descriptors: Educational History, Sex Education, Social Change, Censorship
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Kridel, Craig – American Educational History Journal, 2013
In "The Transformation of the School", Lawrence Cremin warned against formulating any capsule definition of progressive education: "None exists, and none ever will; for throughout its history progressive education meant different things to different people, and these differences were only compounded by the remarkable diversity of…
Descriptors: Progressive Education, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Documentaries
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Smilie, Kipton D. – American Educational History Journal, 2013
Irving Babbitt and E.D. Hirsch defended the humanistic curriculum at both the beginning and end of the twentieth century, respectively. Both claimed that a set of specific knowledge needed to be passed from one generation to the next. Both found this knowledge primarily, though certainly not exclusively, through the classical Western tradition.…
Descriptors: Educational History, Humanism, Curriculum Development, Progressive Education
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Marthers, Paul P. – American Educational History Journal, 2013
Connecticut College for Women and its Progressive Era sister colleges (Douglass, Simmons, Skidmore, and William Smith) are distinctive for the prominent vocational and service elements each college had in its original mission and curriculum. Historians however have often left Connecticut College for Women out of the story of American women's…
Descriptors: Womens Education, Colleges, Progressive Education, Educational History
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Stacy, Jason – American Educational History Journal, 2010
There are six oversized boxes in the New York Historical Society that contain the remains of the Public School Society (PSS), New York City's first experiment with publicly-funded education. They are filled with the detritus of the Society's nearly fifty years: recommendations for prospective teachers from their clergymen, student certificates of…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Educational History, Ethical Instruction, Competition
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Stallones, Jared R. – American Educational History Journal, 2009
A number of authors have drawn connections between progressive education and the Social Gospel movement, the Second Great Awakening, and other phenomena of 19th century America. In most cases these authors have focused on progressive educators from Protestant backgrounds, but progressivism reached into other American subcultures. Felix Adler was…
Descriptors: Religion, Progressive Education, United States History, Educational History
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Pittman, Von V. – American Educational History Journal, 2007
The first round of attempts to extend the access of working people to higher education began in 1873 with an imitation of the University of London on the prairies of Illinois. For all practical purposes, it ended in the legislature of the State of New York in 1892, although it took more than a decade to formally close all of the external degree…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Correspondence Schools, Distance Education, Philanthropic Foundations
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Roff, Sandra – American Educational History Journal, 2007
Often spurred by an upcoming anniversary, celebration, or other special event, U.S. colleges and universities have been diligent in publishing their institutional histories. In the past, authors of these works have relied on archival collections housed in their institution, local historical records, newspaper accounts, and other primary source…
Descriptors: Colleges, Primary Sources, Internet, Online Searching
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Hammer, Janet; Davis, O. L., Jr. – American Educational History Journal, 2004
This brief glimpse into how schools responded to a national tragedy only hints at the magnitude of responses. No school board policy or university program had prepared American educators to respond to events like those of September 11 attack. Teachers and principals simply found themselves confronting a tragic event. Still, they quickly determined…
Descriptors: Terrorism, Air Transportation, Suicide, National Security
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Johanningmeier, Ervin V. – American Educational History Journal, 2004
This article features the life and accomplishments of Stuart Appleton Courtis. As a teacher, a developer of tests in a variety of subjects, a member of several school surveys, a student of educational measurement, and a director of a bureau of educational research, Courtis participated in the twentieth-century transformation of public education.…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Measurement Techniques, School Surveys, Public Education