NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Showing all 11 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Perrotta, Katherine – American Educational History Journal, 2018
The sixties and seventies were a time of great cultural, social, and political change in the United States. Events including civil rights demonstrations, anti-war protests, environmental movements, and gender rights sparked activism among students and young people across the country. In order for American youth to mobilize, they turned to…
Descriptors: United States History, Activism, Geographic Regions, Social Change
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Stewart, Dafina-Lazarus – American Educational History Journal, 2017
A group of private liberal arts colleges in Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana, formed a voluntary association called the Great Lakes Colleges Association (GLCA) in 1962 based on their self-perceived shared interests and missions. These institutions included Albion College, Antioch College, Denison University, DePauw University, Earlham College, Hope…
Descriptors: African American Students, College Students, Educational Experience, Educational History
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Zervas, Theodore G. – American Educational History Journal, 2016
This paper analyzes several elementary and middle school textbooks, educational decrees, and other primary sources to help shed light on how schooling, and more generally education, during what would be known as the "Reign of the Colonels" or "Military 'Junta'" attempted to reshape a Greek national identity. This paper seeks to…
Descriptors: Textbook Content, Content Analysis, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Spaulding, Lucinda S.; Pratt, Sharon M. – American Educational History Journal, 2015
Most reviews of the history of special education in the United States survey reforms from the 1960s to the1970s, thus inferring the field is fairly young and progress is quite recent. However, this recent era of reform is not unprecedented. The history of disability advocacy and the development of special education in the United States began a…
Descriptors: Educational History, United States History, Disabilities, Special Education
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Groce, Eric; Bellows, M. Elizabeth; McClure, Greg; Daigle, Elizabeth; Heafner, Tina; Fox, Brandon – American Educational History Journal, 2014
In 1991, Herbert Kohl argued against the inaccurate and incomplete story of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott that appeared prominently within texts and trade books of that era (Kohl 1991). He contended the biased perspective stripped Montgomery's African American community of their courage, intelligence, and moral conviction. Kohl…
Descriptors: Picture Books, African Americans, Activism, Childrens Literature
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
King, Kelley – American Educational History Journal, 2014
This essay addresses the question of the relevance of the work of educational historians and the ways in which they, historically, have positioned their work as meaningful. In asking what the relevance of the history of education was or could be, the author arrived at the following questions: (1) How do we, as educational historians, understand…
Descriptors: Educational History, Historians, Relevance (Education), Scholarship
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Duemer, Lee S. – American Educational History Journal, 2007
The integration of America's colleges and universities has often been complicated by institutions that have been committed to integration in words but not in actions. Scholarship is abundant with examples of how institutions have failed at or intentionally evaded the development of racially inclusive environments. One factor in some successful…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, African Americans, Clergy, Role
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Stallones, Jared – American Educational History Journal, 2006
Religious sentiment served as one of the driving forces behind the progressive movement in education. Indeed, many progressives pursued their theories and reform agendas as a missionary endeavor. Perhaps the primary task in life is growing up, or, put another way, to create a consistent personal narrative to explain people's selves to themselves.…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Educational Change, Social Development, Moral Values