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Wraga, William G. – American Educational History Journal, 2019
Educational historians have established that progressive education was a multifaceted, diversified approach to education reform, and have recognized that such a variegated phenomenon is difficult, if not impossible, to define. Instead, historians attempt to capture the complexity of progressive education either by articulating its principal…
Descriptors: Educational History, Progressive Education, Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories
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Walton, Andrea – American Educational History Journal, 2015
Historians have recently opened up a reconsideration of the 1950s. Long characterized as a time of stolid conformity and Cold War conservatism, the era is increasingly seen in more variegated terms. Studies exploring a range of institutions, causes, and activities have illuminated ways the intellectual and social soil of postwar America gave root…
Descriptors: Philanthropic Foundations, Educational History, Educational Practices, Educational Development
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Spaulding, Lucinda S.; Pratt, Sharon M. – American Educational History Journal, 2015
Most reviews of the history of special education in the United States survey reforms from the 1960s to the1970s, thus inferring the field is fairly young and progress is quite recent. However, this recent era of reform is not unprecedented. The history of disability advocacy and the development of special education in the United States began a…
Descriptors: Educational History, United States History, Disabilities, Special Education
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Gorgosz, Jon – American Educational History Journal, 2015
In this paper, the author compares the conservative normative depictions of sweethearts in campus publications to representations of the figure in sorority newsletters by examining differences in the projection of domesticity, beauty, and passivity between the two types of publications. The author contends that the substantial variances between…
Descriptors: Feminism, Femininity, Sororities, School Publications
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Moser, Drew – American Educational History Journal, 2014
This article focuses on the historical roots of Ernest Boyer's most popular work, "Scholarship Reconsidered: Priorities of the Professoriate" (1990). Seeking to transcend the traditional view of scholarship as simply that which is published, Boyer expanded scholarship to include four domains: discovery, application, integration, and…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Educational Research, Higher Education, Biographies
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Davis, O. L., Jr. – American Educational History Journal, 2014
On the day before the Thanksgiving school recess in 1912, teacher L. Thomas Hopkins made an unusual admission to his small American history class at Brewster High School on Massachusetts' Cape Cod. He told his students that he knew they disliked the course. He confessed that he, too, disliked how the course was going. Following a short period of…
Descriptors: United States History, History Instruction, Instructional Innovation, Intellectual History
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Tannebaum, Rory P.; Hall, Anna H.; Deaton, Cynthia M. – American Educational History Journal, 2013
The purpose of this article is to provide a detailed analysis of the development of reflective practice in American education. The essay will primarily ground itself in various works by John Dewey and Donald A. Schön, as well as analyze the impact these authors had on the topic. The essay will rely heavily on Schön's "Educating the Reflective…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Practices, Educational Development, Definitions
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Binford, Paul E. – American Educational History Journal, 2013
The National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS or Council), founded in 1921, is the premiere professional association in the social studies field. This treatment of a transformative period in the institutional history of the Council is intended to serve as a partial antidote to the social studies field's longstanding case of "historical…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Educational History
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Beineke, John A. – American Educational History Journal, 2012
Progressive education is often examined through the lens of curricular theorists, educational historians, and the experience of practitioners. One perspective, infrequently found in the debate, has been the experiences of students educated under the progressive philosophy. The Southern author, Flannery O'Connor, who attended progressive schools on…
Descriptors: Progressive Education, Historians, Perspective Taking, Educational Attitudes