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Biggs, Douglas – American Educational History Journal, 2016
The six Land Grant colleges and universities across the upper Midwest (Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota State, South Dakota State, and Iowa State) all faced unprecedented challenges in the 1890s. The economic depression brought on by the Panic of 1893 saw budget cutbacks and lean times, but the "McKinley Prosperity," combined…
Descriptors: School Policy, College Presidents, Land Grant Universities, Agricultural Colleges
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Friedel, Janice – American Educational History Journal, 2010
One of the most remarkable developments in American education in the past half century has been the creation and rapid growth of the nation's community colleges. Built on the curricular pillars of vocational education, transfer programs, and community education, community colleges today are considered the "engines of statewide economic…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational History, State History, Economic Development
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Nienkamp, Paul – American Educational History Journal, 2010
During the twentieth-century, American engineers harnessed the atom, sent men to the moon, and literally reshaped the world. They re-routed rivers to create giant hydroelectric dams, created a massive and interconnected highway system, and designed skyscrapers, jets, computers, and the internet. As a modern profession, engineering boasted strong…
Descriptors: Land Grant Universities, Engineering Education, Educational History, Engineering
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Ryan, Ann Marie – American Educational History Journal, 2006
Catholic high schools in Chicago came onto the educational landscape in significant number in the 1920s, a critical time period in American educational history. In an era focused on efficiency and compulsory schooling, Catholic high schools organized themselves to meet the legal statutes affecting them directly and those that would govern their…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Urban Schools, High Schools, Social Mobility
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Pittman, Von V. – American Educational History Journal, 2006
The first generation of distance education professionals, largely ignored even on their own campuses, created and sustained correspondence study--an innovative and controversial teaching format that provided an alternate and more democratic form of access to higher education than had previously existed. They most often did this in the service of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Correspondence Study, Campuses, Distance Education
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Stallones, Jared R. – American Educational History Journal, 2004
This article features the life and accomplishments of Horace Jeremiah Voorhis in the field of progressive education. Voorhis earned the first Master of Arts degree in Education awarded by the Claremont Graduate Schools after he submitted his master's thesis, "The Education of the Institution Boy: A General Outline of Policies for the Voorhis…
Descriptors: Progressive Education, Educational Philosophy, Religious Factors, Residential Schools