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Tsang, Tiffany Lee – American Educational History Journal, 2015
Histories of education in America often discuss how concerns over women's health influenced public opinion on women's participation in higher education in the late nineteenth century. However, these histories almost exclusively focus on literature produced by the medical community--literature claiming that rigorous academic study was detrimental…
Descriptors: Females, United States History, Higher Education, Public Opinion
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Watras, Joseph – American Educational History Journal, 2015
This essay will discuss two educational programs to improve the living conditions of students from low income families that Pedro T. Orata conducted during the middle years of the twentieth century. The question this paper will investigate is whether Orata considered the people he was trying to help as being trapped by the conditions of poverty to…
Descriptors: Progressive Education, Developing Nations, Poverty, Educational History
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Durham, Sheliah; Spearman, Mindy – American Educational History Journal, 2015
The textile industry surged in late nineteenth-century South Carolina, quickly becoming the primary source of revenue and employment in the Northwestern, "Upstate" area of the state. The influx of industry created new job opportunities for Upstate rural farmers and sharecroppers who previously were engaged in agrarian pursuits. In order…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Manufacturing Industry, Semiskilled Workers, Regional Characteristics
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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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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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McGee, Melandie; Platt, R. Eric – American Educational History Journal, 2015
One of the most well-known and infamous student protests was the Kent State University shootings of 1970. The aftermath of the Kent State tragedy gave rise to protests and riots on hundreds of college and university campuses across the nation. In the American South, only ten days after the Kent Sate tragedy, a very similar incident occurred on the…
Descriptors: Educational History, Violence, College Students, Activism
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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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Beyer, Carl – American Educational History Journal, 2015
The purpose of this article is to present an example of using research tools, involving multiple perspectives and situational analysis. Investigating the role of American missionaries in the spread of hegemony and colonization in the Kingdom of Hawaii between 1820 (the year the American missionaries arrived) and 1893 (the year Hawaiians lost their…
Descriptors: Educational History, Land Settlement, Foreign Policy, Research Tools
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Mingus, Matthew D. – American Educational History Journal, 2015
There are obvious differences between teaching postsecondary courses during the mid-twentieth century and teaching those same courses in the twenty-first century. Today's students--particularly at two-year institutions -- are often employed full-time and must balance their course loads with "family/social commitments." The "power…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Instructional Effectiveness, Recognition (Achievement), Geology
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Beineke, John A. – American Educational History Journal, 2015
Herman B Wells served as president of Indiana University from 1938 to 1962--from the days of the Great Depression into the turbulent 1960s. Alfred C. Kinsey was a professor, zoologist, and human sexuality researcher at Indiana University from 1920 until his death in 1956. A unique and paradoxical professional relationship existed between these two…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Partnerships in Education, Interprofessional Relationship, Individual Characteristics
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Stacy, Michelle – American Educational History Journal, 2015
The development of basketball and athletics during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries reflected a greater movement of education reform, civic development, and gender in the United States. In the twentieth century, Progressive Era reformers sought to remedy the ills of society such as urbanization, industrialization, and the lack of…
Descriptors: High School Students, Athletics, Youth, Males
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Groce, Eric; Bellows, M. Elizabeth; McClure, Greg; Daigle, Elizabeth; Heafner, Tina; Fox, Brandon – American Educational History Journal, 2014
In 1991, Herbert Kohl argued against the inaccurate and incomplete story of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott that appeared prominently within texts and trade books of that era (Kohl 1991). He contended the biased perspective stripped Montgomery's African American community of their courage, intelligence, and moral conviction. Kohl…
Descriptors: Picture Books, African Americans, Activism, Childrens Literature
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Beyer, Kalani – American Educational History Journal, 2014
This chapter is a detailed investigation of education for Native Hawaiians during the 19th century. However, adhering to Ronald Takaki's assertion (2000) that it is important to demonstrate that America's racial policies involved common practices across culturally diverse groups, this paper incorporates prior studies on the education of African…
Descriptors: Hawaiians, American Indian Education, African American Education, United States History
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Francis, Anthony Tuf – American Educational History Journal, 2014
Americans seem to agree that social studies education is important for citizens in a democracy, but they have disagreed vociferously about what constitutes the social studies, who should teach it, what methods are most effective, and if different students need different curriculum or instruction. This history of conflict is called the "social…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Conflict, Educational Philosophy
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