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Barber, Marlin – American Educational History Journal, 2018
When examining the efforts of African Americans to create and operate viable primary and secondary schools from 1865 to 1870 in Kentucky, it is difficult to not contemplate what potentially might have been had national support for the Black transition from enslavement to freedom not waned. W.E.B. Dubois and several subsequent historians concluded…
Descriptors: Slavery, African Americans, Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools
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Currens, Kimberly – American Educational History Journal, 2017
In 1935, as part of a relief project funded by the Works Progress Administration (WPA 65-66-7752), the State of Texas undertook a statistical and research study of the Texas Public School situation with particular attention to be paid to the efficiency of the existing organization of administrative units, adequacy of public school plants, and the…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Efficiency, Educational History, Educational Equity (Finance)
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Poos, Bradley W. – American Educational History Journal, 2015
Central High School in Kansas City, Missouri is one of the oldest schools west of the Mississippi and the first public high school built in Kansas City. Kansas City's magnet plan resulted in Central High School being rebuilt as the Central Computers Unlimited/Classical Greek Magnet High School, a school that was designed to offer students an…
Descriptors: High Schools, Magnet Schools, Athletics, Athletic Coaches
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Blankenship, Whitney G. – American Educational History Journal, 2015
From the moment the United States entered World War II, public schools across the nation bombarded the Office of Education Wartime Commission requesting advice on how to mobilize schools for the war effort. American schools would rise to the occasion, implementing numerous programs including pre-induction training and the Victory Corps. The…
Descriptors: Social Studies, War, Educational History, Public Schools
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Hussain, Khuram – American Educational History Journal, 2014
In the 1960s, "Muhammad Speaks" and "Black Panther" were widely known for their sensational rhetoric and calls for radical social reform. Yet they also served as a distinct voice in Black communities, providing critical and creative perspectives on a range of social issues--from education reform to police reform--that received…
Descriptors: Whites, African Americans, Racial Discrimination, Social Change
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Kershner, Seth – American Educational History Journal, 2014
For more than forty years, parents, teachers, veterans, and community activists have engaged in grassroots resistance to the military's presence in schools. The historical study of campaigns against militarism in schools remains underdeveloped. This is a glaring omission, given the breadth and history of this activism. Militarism in the…
Descriptors: Peace, Activism, Volunteers, High Schools
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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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Strunc, Abbie; King, Kelley – American Educational History Journal, 2013
One of the most controversial notions of the twenty and twenty-first centuries is defining citizenship among nations. The power to decide who is and is not a citizen has become so prominent in the culture of the United States that the topic now pervades the curriculum, particularly in states with diverse and rapidly growing populations, such as…
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Socialization, Citizenship Education, Secondary Education
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Glotzer, Richard – American Educational History Journal, 2013
Information technology has spawned new evidentiary sources, better retrieval systems for existing ones, and new tools for interpreting traditional source materials. These advances have contributed to a broadening of public participation in civil society (Blouin and Rosenberg 2006). In these culturally unsettled and economically fragile times…
Descriptors: Educational History, Information Technology, Role of Education, Social Change
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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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Danns, Dionne – American Educational History Journal, 2010
This article will focus on the efforts of the State of Illinois to desegregate Chicago Public Schools between 1971 and 1979. The article also examines the responsibility taken on by the State of Illinois to desegregate schools and the limits between establishing the mechanisms to desegregate and the ability to accomplish those goals in Chicago.…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Desegregation Plans, School Desegregation, State Officials
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Stacy, Jason – American Educational History Journal, 2010
There are six oversized boxes in the New York Historical Society that contain the remains of the Public School Society (PSS), New York City's first experiment with publicly-funded education. They are filled with the detritus of the Society's nearly fifty years: recommendations for prospective teachers from their clergymen, student certificates of…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Educational History, Ethical Instruction, Competition
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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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Gonzalez, Juan Carlos – American Educational History Journal, 2008
In this analysis of deficit theory, the plan is to understand how deficit ideology was visually perpetuated in the early twentieth century. The belief that Mexicans were racially, culturally, and linguistically inferior perpetuated itself in the classrooms of Southwest public schools, resulting in the proliferation of a structure of…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Photography, Visual Aids, Educational History
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Friend, Jennifer – American Educational History Journal, 2007
Parochial and private schools in the United States have maintained opportunities for students to attend same-gender settings without interference from policies governing public education. The gender composition and curriculum of public schools, however, have been influenced by societal regulations and expectations that have often utilized…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Private Schools, Federal Legislation, Educational Opportunities
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