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McInnis, Edward C. – American Educational History Journal, 2019
Some writers connected to the Peace Movement, many of whom were Quakers, expressed conflicting views on history's value to society and its ability to prevent unnecessary wars. These writers, mostly opponents to the United States' War with Mexico, argued that history education sometimes contributed to war by romanticizing militaristic government…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Peace, Activism, War
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McCullough, D. O. – American Educational History Journal, 2019
In March 1958, a tense six months after the launch of the Russian satellite Sputnik I sent a shockwave of fear and purpose through the United States, an essay published in the Franklin Institute (TFI) monthly member newsletter, "The Institute News," opened with an oddly defiant, even dismissive tone ("Sputnik, Teachers &…
Descriptors: Museums, War, Social Systems, Political Attitudes
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Jernigan, J. A. – American Educational History Journal, 2014
This essay considers U.S. civics education policy in Puerto Rico from 1900 to 1904. Civics education in Puerto Rico during these years offers a particularly unique context for exploring education at the edge of empire during the dawn of the twentieth century. The article begins with a discussion of civics education in the United States around that…
Descriptors: Civics, Educational Policy, Educational History, Acculturation
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Watras, Joseph – American Educational History Journal, 2012
Writing in 1962, Phillippe Aries argued that an initial step in the movement to establish schools for children in Europe took place during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries when moralists and artists began portraying children as different from adults. According to Aries, the portrayal of childhood as a unique period enabled the family and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Role, Attitudes
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Field, Sherry L.; Bellows, Elizabeth – American Educational History Journal, 2012
This study focuses on elementary school teachers during the Great Depression and the role that they played to sustain everyday school activity. The authors draw evidence primarily from the pages of "Grade Teacher" magazine, through teachers' letters written to its editor, Florence Hale, and her responses to them. Opportunities to study…
Descriptors: United States History, Unemployment, Economic Climate, Elementary School Teachers
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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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Beineke, John A. – American Educational History Journal, 2010
In 1999, the changing goals of American schools were explored in "Education Week" through the events, achievements, and personalities that had formed United States education in the 20th century. First a series of articles, the collection was later published in book form as "Lessons of a Century: A Nation's Schools Come of Age."…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Goal Orientation, Educational History, Biographies
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Beyer, Kalani – American Educational History Journal, 2010
The purpose of this article has been to set the record straight as to the extent to which education of the mind and hands was prevalent in the United States prior to the 1880s. This effort is necessary since the proponents of the manual training curriculum that surfaced in the United States in the 1880s created a misperception that no prior form…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, African Americans, American Indians, Vocational Education
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Brownlee, Kimberly – American Educational History Journal, 2010
This article will examine a little known but long-standing group, the Lisle Fellowship, that endeavored to open the world to college students and foster international understanding--or "world-mindedness," as the organization's founders called it--ultimately with the goal to contribute to the ideal of world peace. It will also, in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Peace, Fellowships
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Clark, Daniel – American Educational History Journal, 2010
Historians of American education readily acknowledge that in the mid-19th century the German university and academic ideal rose in prominence among American academicians, who then worked diligently to replicate the German university model in the United States. During this same time, however, many more Americans were exposed to a different…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Mass Media Role, Success
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Johnson, Linda – American Educational History Journal, 2010
Having limited access to colleges and universities offering women the same educational opportunities available to men, elite women of the 19th century crossed national borders for advanced study and teaching opportunities. The career of Tsuda Umeko, founder of one of the first private institutions of higher education for women in Japan, leader in…
Descriptors: Womens Education, Higher Education, Advocacy, Educational History
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Garrison, Joshua – American Educational History Journal, 2009
Unrealistic as they may have been, television shows like Leave it to Beaver and Ozzie and Harriet served important social purposes during an age of tumult and anxiety. The domestic sit-coms of the 1950s played an educative function by reinforcing and disseminating traditional values at a time when forces of change were becoming quite disruptive.…
Descriptors: United States History, War, Social Systems, Political Attitudes
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Ramsey, Paul J. – American Educational History Journal, 2009
The classic "Slaughterhouse-Five" (1969/1991) and other writings of American novelist, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., resonate with young people and are sometimes part of the required curriculum in secondary schools, which necessitates an exploration of the ideas and ideals to which youngsters are exposed. This article explores the Atomic Age…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, War, Technological Advancement, Authors
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Spearman, Mindy – American Educational History Journal, 2009
Most historians interested in the cultural history of nineteenth-century America are familiar with the lyceum movement, first popularized by Massachusetts' Josiah Holbrook. While lyceums were extremely popular during the 1820s and 1830s, they disappeared with the advent of the Civil War--though later providing inspiration for Chautauquan lectures…
Descriptors: United States History, Teacher Education, Professional Development, Visual Aids
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Beyer, C. Kalani – American Educational History Journal, 2009
Recently, there has been an interest in investigating who have historically served in the American military, particularly during periods of war. These studies report that men from lower socio-economic groups tend to be over represented in military service, especially after voluntary service replaced the draft during the 1970s. Much work remains to…
Descriptors: Military Service, Hawaiians, War, Asian Americans
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