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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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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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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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Morgan, Hani – American Educational History Journal, 2008
The portrayal of the Middle East in school textbooks has been reported to be inaccurate and negative as late as the mid 1990's. Numerous major studies conducted by various researchers and organizations indicate that school textbooks written between the 1970's and 1990's contributed to existing stereotypes of the Middle East held by many Americans.…
Descriptors: Textbook Content, Textbooks, Research Methodology, Foreign Countries
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Brick, Blanche H. – American Educational History Journal, 2008
One of the most difficult areas of Dewey's thought to understand is that which deals with individual responsibility and development. As one of the leaders of the Progressive Movement in education, he was heavily identified, sometimes incorrectly, with the doctrines of individualism at the root of this movement. As Lawrence Cremin pointed out in…
Descriptors: Individualism, Educational History, Beliefs, Philosophy
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Glotzer, Richard – American Educational History Journal, 2006
Under the leadership of Frederick Paul Keppel (1875-1943) Carnegie Corporation's Dominions and Colonies Fund supported a vast array of philanthropic projects in the dominions and colonies of the Britain's interwar empire. The career of F. P. Keppel is important to historians of education because many of the interwar Carnegie initiatives…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Foreign Countries, Corporations, Administrators
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Johanningmeier, Erwin V. – American Educational History Journal, 2006
Patricia Graham's recent defense of public education in the United States shows that public education has been responsive to society's demands and supports the earlier observation of Charles Burgess and Merle Borrowman that the dominant educational ideology is a function of the nation's need for human resources. When the nation has clear and…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Ideology, School Guidance, Rewards
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Brick, Blanche – American Educational History Journal, 2005
Current educational policies regarding equal educational opportunity are confused and often contradictory. There is no clear consensus as to what constitutes an equal opportunity. Most modern educators agree that the modern equal educational movement began in the 1950's with the Supreme Court decision in "Brown vs. the Board of…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Philosophy, Educational Change, Court Litigation
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Kasper, Beverly B. – American Educational History Journal, 2004
Nearly two thousand years ago, Quintilian wrote a guide for the education of the ideal citizen which combined theory with educational practice. He believed in the importance of early education, the place of play and joy in learning, the necessity to base education on students' individual patterns of growth and learning, the magnitude of the…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Educational Practices, Theory Practice Relationship, Educational History