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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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Warren, Donald – American Educational History Journal, 2007
"The accomplishments of Indians and their actual place in the story of the United States have never been remotely touched by ... [most] historians. The major reason for this omission is that a substantial number of practicing historians simply do not know the source documents with sufficient precision to make sense of them; ... They spend a…
Descriptors: Historiography, American Indian Education, American Indian History, Historians
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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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Krehbiel, Lee E.; Meabon, Dave L. – American Educational History Journal, 2006
This article focuses on the origins, evolution, and social roles played by food service at colleges and universities. It emphasizes: (1) the gradual assumption of responsibility for housing and meals by universities during the medieval period; (2) the role of food service in the "collegiate way" philosophy so influential in British and…
Descriptors: Food Service, Role, Student Personnel Services, Colleges
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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
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McKenzie, Mark – American Educational History Journal, 2004
The stages of life are now many, each having its own boundaries, logic, and a prescribed perspective of appropriate relations amongst and between members of the many stages. Just as there is a developing curriculum for the young, there is a developing curriculum in the area of elder care. Within the paradigm of staged human development, the end…
Descriptors: Developmental Stages, United States History, Geriatrics, Gerontology
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Riley, Karen L.; Brown, Jennifer – American Educational History Journal, 2004
Far from being the lone voice for a new social order, Harold Rugg was one many educators throughout the United States who believed that education should offer more to the American way of life than graduating students with some form of common knowledge, but with little ability to effect necessary change. And in 1934, few Americans would disagree…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Teacher Associations, Educational Change, Social Studies
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