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Tsang, Tiffany Lee – American Educational History Journal, 2015
Histories of education in America often discuss how concerns over women's health influenced public opinion on women's participation in higher education in the late nineteenth century. However, these histories almost exclusively focus on literature produced by the medical community--literature claiming that rigorous academic study was detrimental…
Descriptors: Females, United States History, Higher Education, Public Opinion
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Hyndman, June Overton – American Educational History Journal, 2009
Schools are public entities that reflect the inequalities of communities; inequalities in race, gender, and socioeconomic status. Public schools privilege males through power in leadership positions such as the principalship. This privilege is historically ingrained in the public school structure and invisible to stakeholders. This article…
Descriptors: Democracy, Sex Fairness, Gender Differences, Instructional Leadership
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Johnson, Shaun – American Educational History Journal, 2008
The last few decades in America were marked with perceptible changes in educational and occupational opportunities for women, particularly with the passage of Title IX and a growing consensus towards more egalitarian values in our culture. A pro-male backlash, or recuperative masculinity, emerged in more recent years as an outgrowth of feminist…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Educational Change, Gender Issues, Labor Force
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Corcoran, Debra A. – American Educational History Journal, 2004
The name Alcott is familiar and associated with author Louisa May Alcott and Transcendental philosopher/educator Amos Bronson Alcott. Yet the literary world has come to know May Alcott not for the talented artist she was, but as Amy, the spoiled, artistic character in Louisa's novel "Little Women". May Alcott Nieriker is worthy of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Art Education, Study Abroad, Artists