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Platt, R. Eric; Walker, Lauren Huffman – American Educational History Journal, 2019
This article presents pertinent information regarding the symbolic significance and historic development of a common symbol that visually represents all of academia: regalia and commencement costumes. It also argues for an enhanced understanding of these important symbols and the diffusion of relevant information to the larger academic body of…
Descriptors: Educational History, Higher Education, Ceremonies, School Uniforms
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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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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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Zervas, Theodore G. – American Educational History Journal, 2019
In this presidential address, the author discusses how to find inspiration when writing about the history of education. He says that while the Muse can sometimes be elusive, we do not have to search far and wide to find her. The author finds his inspiration through reading, writing and talking to his colleagues and students and also by asking the…
Descriptors: Educational History, Historiography, Educational Philosophy, Motivation
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Smith, Spencer J. – American Educational History Journal, 2019
In a time of political turmoil in which both women (#MeToo) and black people (#BlackLivesMatter) are fighting to be heard and recognized, it is worthwhile to look at the past to perhaps uncover new narratives that can give direction. Citizenship Schools provided a way for civil rights activists to civically engage individuals who were previously…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Citizenship Education, Civil Rights
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Beyer, Carl Kalani – American Educational History Journal, 2019
Throughout the nineteenth century and continuing after annexation, an American hegemony was exercised over Hawai'i and its people. It is the purpose of this article to continue the story of the use of hegemony as it pertains to education in Hawai?i. While prior research on the use of hegemony dealt with the 19th century and the first 40 years of…
Descriptors: United States History, War, World History, Patriotism
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Stallones, Jared R. – American Educational History Journal, 2019
In 2017, one of the largest investments in education reform in California's history came to an end. The James Irvine Foundation announced that it was shifting its investment focus from Linked Learning, a college and career readiness high school reform, to other projects (Linked Learning Alliance 2017). Unlike the Gates Foundation's well-publicized…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Finance, High Schools, School Restructuring
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Gambill, Rhonda – American Educational History Journal, 2018
In 1932, the Children's Museum of Indianapolis debuted a series of fifty educational lending cases. The cases, constructed by museum staff from duplicate or donated materials, covered a variety of topics in the areas of natural and social sciences. While never specifically referred to as intercultural programming or intercultural education, The…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Children, Museums, Educational Objectives
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Garry, Vanessa – American Educational History Journal, 2018
As the early twentieth century's restrictive social policies and poor economic conditions relegated African Americans in St. Louis, Mo. to high poverty neighborhoods, parents were forced to enroll their children in substandard segregated schools. Meanwhile the African American population increased in size from 108,765 (11.4 percent) in 1940 to…
Descriptors: Community Education, Personal Narratives, African Americans, School Segregation
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Eddy, Colleen M.; Kuehnert, Eloise Aniag – American Educational History Journal, 2018
The purpose of this paper is to account for the advancement of questioning in mathematics education. Four sections focus on: (1) Importance of Questioning in Education (a historical perspective of questioning from the 1960s through the 1990s); (2) Cognitive Classification of Questions (Costa's Levels of Thinking, Webb's Depth of Knowledge, and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Questioning Techniques, Teaching Methods, Constructivism (Learning)
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Moore, Alfred D., III; Anderson, Christian K. – American Educational History Journal, 2018
The Law School at South Carolina State College, a black college located in Orangeburg, South Carolina, was founded in 1947 as a segregated school to keep black students out of the state's all-white law school. However, this small law school produced in its nineteen-year existence a generation of attorneys whose education and achievements outlived…
Descriptors: Law Schools, Black Colleges, Educational History, United States History
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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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Binford, Paul E. – American Educational History Journal, 2017
The National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS or Council), established in 1921, was buffeted by demands for change in the late 1960s and early 1970s. From its birth, this professional association had served as a "big tent" for various social studies constituencies, disciplines, and philosophical orientations. It was a…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Professional Associations, Organizational Effectiveness, Organizational Objectives
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Watras, Joseph – American Educational History Journal, 2016
World War I marked an important turning point in progressive education. With the founding of the Progressive Education Association (PEA) in 1919 advocates had an organization that stood against pedagogical formalism. This essay provides a discussion of this new approach to education, the possibilities of the contributions progressive schools made…
Descriptors: Progressive Education, Organizations (Groups), Educational Philosophy, Social Change
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