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Graham, M. R.; Burlbaw, Lynn M. – American Educational History Journal, 2019
The Civil War was concluded over 150 years ago but recently, monuments erected to commemorate the Civil War and its participants have been the site of civil unrest (e.g., Charlottesville, VA in 2018) and calls for removal of such monuments. The Confederate monuments debate has been going strong for decades, and it seems to have been picking up…
Descriptors: History Instruction, United States History, War, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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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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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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Burlbaw, Lynn M.; Williams, Lauren; Kelly, Larry J. – American Educational History Journal, 2017
Texas A&M University has long been known for its engineering and agricultural programs. Only in the last 50 years has its reputation included the preparation of teachers for general education in the public schools of Texas. However, agricultural education has been an integral part of the institution's mandate since early in the 20th century.…
Descriptors: Agricultural Colleges, Educational History, Teacher Certification, State Legislation
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Singer, Erin; Shields, Samantha – American Educational History Journal, 2017
Austin Hall and Old Main serve as the heart of what is now Sam Houston State University. The buildings' rich histories help one to understand how Sam Houston State University and its proud teacher education heritage came to be. To begin with Austin Hall's story, the University's original building has a unique and interesting tale that journeys…
Descriptors: Educational History, Teacher Education Programs, School Buildings, Universities
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Currens, Kimberly – American Educational History Journal, 2017
In 1935, as part of a relief project funded by the Works Progress Administration (WPA 65-66-7752), the State of Texas undertook a statistical and research study of the Texas Public School situation with particular attention to be paid to the efficiency of the existing organization of administrative units, adequacy of public school plants, and the…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Efficiency, Educational History, Educational Equity (Finance)
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Scales, T. Laine; Tang, Agnes – American Educational History Journal, 2014
On the eve of her birthday, August 14, 1904, the young Jewell Legett recorded in her diary that she had "been feeling so strange today … 20 years old! What an age it is! Just the time to be a girl and learn to live" (Legett 1904). Her summer vacation from the 1903-1904 term at Baylor University was spent with her parents and brothers in…
Descriptors: Profiles, Foreign Countries, Women Administrators, Females
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Strunc, Abbie; King, Kelley – American Educational History Journal, 2013
One of the most controversial notions of the twenty and twenty-first centuries is defining citizenship among nations. The power to decide who is and is not a citizen has become so prominent in the culture of the United States that the topic now pervades the curriculum, particularly in states with diverse and rapidly growing populations, such as…
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Socialization, Citizenship Education, Secondary Education
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Bellows, M. Elizabeth; Baumi, Michelle; Field, Sherry L. – American Educational History Journal, 2013
Across the United States, the Great Depression was a period of tremendous upheaval. Economic, family, political, and educational institutions shook mightily as the tremors of widespread financial downturn were felt. Public schools faced increasing hardships, which included financial problems such as a weakened tax base due to the non-payment of…
Descriptors: Educational History, Financial Exigency, Educational Finance, Social Studies
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King, Kelley M. – American Educational History Journal, 2012
In 1879, with aid from the Peabody fund, Texas's first tax-supported teacher training institution, Sam Houston State Normal Institute (SHNI), opened on the site of the old Austin College in Huntsville (Richmond 1941, 37). The need for qualified educators in Texas was growing as the state struggled to make up for decades of neglect of and antipathy…
Descriptors: Educational History, United States History, Teacher Education, State Government
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Watlington, Kathy – American Educational History Journal, 2012
A majority of American students have taken the journey through schools that progressed from first to twelfth grade. So by the 1913 Committee on the Economy of Time in Education, American education featured a twelve-grade system quickly evolving from the forces of consolidation and corporate efficiency. Such was not the reality in Texas schools.…
Descriptors: School Districts, Instructional Program Divisions, Educational History, United States History
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Williams, J. Kelton – American Educational History Journal, 2010
During the period 1962-1994, the United States Supreme Court handed down several decisions that increasingly limited the influence of religion in schools ("Engel v Vitale" 1962; "Abington v. Schempp" 1963; "Lemon v. Kurtzman," "Early v. DiCenso," and "Robinson v. DiCenso" 1971; "Wallace v.…
Descriptors: Christianity, Protestants, Court Litigation, Federal Government
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Duran, Connee M.; Null, J. Wesley – American Educational History Journal, 2009
For more than a century, high school students in the United States have been required to take at least one course in United States History. Almost every U.S. history textbook used for these courses covers the Texas Revolution in one way or another. Since the Texas Revolution is a significant part of American history, the authors chose to focus…
Descriptors: United States History, Intervals, Textbooks, Conflict
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Morowski, Deborah L. – American Educational History Journal, 2009
Throughout the 1920s and early 1930s, the quality of education for school children in Texas was inconsistent and control of public schools resided with local communities. As a result, teachers' salaries across the state were inequitable among the races, as well as among different divisions within a single district. School district spending was…
Descriptors: School District Spending, Teacher Salaries, School Activities, Civil Rights
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Burlbaw, Lynn Matthew – American Educational History Journal, 2009
This paper begins with an overview of the location and types of nursery schools reported to be operating in Texas between 1934 and 1943. The author reports on the results of the analysis of the photographs used in this study. The analysis is supported and contextualized by the use of references from federal documents and other publications…
Descriptors: Nursery Schools, Child Development, Child Health, Low Income Groups
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