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Laukaitis, John – American Educational History Journal, 2017
Diane Ravitch's "The Death and Life of the Great American School System" (2010) and "Reign of Error" (2013) represent a significant shift in the contemporary political dialogue on education reform. The once staunch supporter of national academic standards and market-based reforms, Ravitch reversed nearly every position she…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational History, Political Attitudes
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Webb, Rhonda K.; Bohan, Chara Haeussler – American Educational History Journal, 2014
During the aftermath of the First Red Scare in the 1930s and during the early stages of the Cold War in the 1940s, the United States engaged in a great national effort to preserve and protect its capitalist system from international rival--the communist Soviet Union. In the American South, states such as Georgia, Mississippi, and Alabama faced a…
Descriptors: United States History, Racial Segregation, Racial Discrimination, Public Education
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Groen, Mark – American Educational History Journal, 2014
When viewing the landscape of learning and literacy, politics and policy often intersect. Throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, literacy is one skill that progressives sought to expand and others historically used to restrict access to immigration, jobs, and civic participation. During the closing decades of the nineteenth century,…
Descriptors: Literacy, Political Issues, Public Policy, Language Usage
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Murphy, Joseph – American Educational History Journal, 2013
In this paper, the author explains how homeschooling came to life in America, describing the forces that pushed it from the margins of acceptability to the center of the national political and social stage and to near normalization within the educational industry. The focus is on exploring the origins of homeschooling by exposing its intellectual…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Organizational Development, Home Schooling, Educational History
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King, Kelley M. – American Educational History Journal, 2012
In 1879, with aid from the Peabody fund, Texas's first tax-supported teacher training institution, Sam Houston State Normal Institute (SHNI), opened on the site of the old Austin College in Huntsville (Richmond 1941, 37). The need for qualified educators in Texas was growing as the state struggled to make up for decades of neglect of and antipathy…
Descriptors: Educational History, United States History, Teacher Education, State Government
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Day, Richard E.; DeVries, Lindsey N. – American Educational History Journal, 2012
This article will consider the career of Massillon Alexander Cassidy, a Progressive Era school superintendent in Lexington, Kentucky, 1886-1928. The authors' review of school board records, personal letters, newspapers, and scholarly accounts, presents a rich outline of one man's career in public education that is illustrative of how progressive…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Reputation, Public Education, Career Development
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Johanningmeier, Erwin V. – American Educational History Journal, 2010
Recent scholarship has suggested that: "A Nation at Risk" had put education on the national agenda," that it "catapulted education near to the top of the national political agenda," and that it started "an ambitious and well-publicized elementary and secondary education reform ... that has already lasted for more than a quarter of a century." The…
Descriptors: Public Education, Excellence in Education, Reports, Politics of Education
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Hayes, Worth Kamili – American Educational History Journal, 2010
Education played a pivotal role in African-Americans' post-World War II struggle for equality. Many activists believed that victories against racially discriminatory school systems would lead to gains in other critical areas. By examining Howalton Day School, a black private school on Chicago's South Side in operation from 1946-1986, this article…
Descriptors: Public Education, African Americans, Role of Education, Social Justice
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Good, Curtis J. – American Educational History Journal, 2010
The role of federal involvement in education has, in recent years, become more and more prevalent. Such an involvement was not part of the historical origins of education at virtually any level. Whether it was for economic reasons, defense of the nation, the accountability of American taxpayers, or the pursuit of better civic-minded individuals,…
Descriptors: Public Education, Government Role, Economics, Competition
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Williams, J. Kelton – American Educational History Journal, 2010
During the period 1962-1994, the United States Supreme Court handed down several decisions that increasingly limited the influence of religion in schools ("Engel v Vitale" 1962; "Abington v. Schempp" 1963; "Lemon v. Kurtzman," "Early v. DiCenso," and "Robinson v. DiCenso" 1971; "Wallace v.…
Descriptors: Christianity, Protestants, Court Litigation, Federal Government
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Groen, Mark – American Educational History Journal, 2009
The 1960s was a tumultuous decade in American public education. It was a time of transition and change. To many Americans in the early 1960s, Max Rafferty appeared to be a reactionary conservative harking back to an educational past. The longer perspective of history may instead see Rafferty as a harbinger of the educational policies of the 1990s.…
Descriptors: United States History, War, Activism, Young Adults
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Karanovich, Frances A.; Morice, Linda C. – American Educational History Journal, 2009
In "Managers of Virtue: Public School Leadership in America, 1820-1980," education historians David Tyack and Elisabeth Hansot (1982) offer a model for understanding the evolution of U. S. public school leadership from the mid-nineteenth through the early twentieth centuries. The authors assert that prior to 1890, common school…
Descriptors: Public Schools, War, Administrator Role, Educational Change
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Katz, Samuel J. – American Educational History Journal, 2008
Wesley Null's provocative questions that guided the session on the future of teacher education curriculum at the 2007 Midwest History of Education Society cut to the very rationale for compulsory public education in America. The only justification that can be morally sanctioned is that without adequate preparation for their civic duties, citizens…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Critical Theory, Teacher Education Curriculum, Educational History
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Alazzi, Khaled – American Educational History Journal, 2008
This article reports the results of a study about the factors that affect social studies development in Jordan's secondary schools. An evaluation of data obtained within the limitations of this study relative to the development of social studies education, in particular, and education, in general, indicates that the principle of the Great Arab…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Citizenship Education, Foreign Countries, Cultural Influences
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Katz, Samuel J. – American Educational History Journal, 2007
The condition of education within the academy in the period surrounding desegregation might best be described as beleaguered. Ironically, this vulnerable and largely defensive stance emerged as the dividend of a unified movement among educationists (a derogatory term assigned to education faculty and those who populated the public education…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Educational History, School Desegregation, Preservice Teacher Education
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