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Morice, Linda C.; Reeves, Alison – American Educational History Journal, 2014
Given the difficult of defining and comprehending progressive education (and in view of recent scholars' belief that the movement should be understood in context), this article seeks to shed light on progressive education through a historical case study. The subject is Alice Moyer (1898- 1980), a member of an under-researched group in the study of…
Descriptors: Educational History, Progressive Education, Case Studies, Females
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Smith, Joan – American Educational History Journal, 2010
In "The Female Frontier" (1988), Glenda Riley notes that the typical historical account of life on the frontier puts men at the center of the experience. In contrast to a male frontier thesis, Riley posits that women played highly significant, though largely domestic, roles in the settling and development of the frontier, and that…
Descriptors: Females, United States History, Informal Education, Educational Experience
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Noley, Grayson; Smith, Joan K.; Vaughn, Courtney; Cesar, Dana – American Educational History Journal, 2009
Against the backdrop of internal colonialism, this article examines the educational and social lives of Allen Wright and his children to better understand how this Choctaw family successfully navigated the pressures of dual cultures by: (1) providing the socio-political context of the indigenous culture prior to Wright's birth; (2) chronicling and…
Descriptors: Educational History, American Indians, Profiles, Tribes
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Cesar, Dana; Smith, Joan K. – American Educational History Journal, 2008
Women pioneers and frontier teachers have been the subject of numerous books and articles. Generally, the portrait has been one of self-sacrifice, dedication to God, family and home, with little or no concern for personal needs or goals. Continuing with a premise that teachers in Indian Territory used religious sanctions and faced greater peril in…
Descriptors: Sanctions, Females, Educational History, Profiles