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Murphy, Joseph; Tobin, Kerri – American Educational History Journal, 2014
In this article, the authors examine homelessness across time and examine, in an introductory way, homelessness today. The authors start by examining important themes that ribbon homelessness in America over the last 300 years. Next, they provide a period analysis of homelessness from the birth of the country through the late 1970s. In the last…
Descriptors: Homeless People, United States History, Children, Youth
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Stacy, Michelle – American Educational History Journal, 2014
This article seeks to analyze the historical origins of the connection between social studies and coaching, which is grounded in the masculine discourse of history, social studies, and athletics. Further, this article explains how history, social studies, and athletics at the secondary school level were constructed as masculine through the…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Athletic Coaches, Secondary Education, History Instruction
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Cowles, Lyndsay – American Educational History Journal, 2014
This article will begin to synthesize and extend the historical literature involving women's political culture and women teachers. Through the lens of a select group of women in Chicago, the author argues that, while higher education provided the skills women needed to enter political spaces, teaching led them to act in those political spaces.…
Descriptors: Females, Women Faculty, Politics, United States History
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Scales, T. Laine; Tang, Agnes – American Educational History Journal, 2014
On the eve of her birthday, August 14, 1904, the young Jewell Legett recorded in her diary that she had "been feeling so strange today … 20 years old! What an age it is! Just the time to be a girl and learn to live" (Legett 1904). Her summer vacation from the 1903-1904 term at Baylor University was spent with her parents and brothers in…
Descriptors: Profiles, Foreign Countries, Women Administrators, Females
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Jernigan, J. A. – American Educational History Journal, 2014
This essay considers U.S. civics education policy in Puerto Rico from 1900 to 1904. Civics education in Puerto Rico during these years offers a particularly unique context for exploring education at the edge of empire during the dawn of the twentieth century. The article begins with a discussion of civics education in the United States around that…
Descriptors: Civics, Educational Policy, Educational History, Acculturation
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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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Field, Sherry L.; Bauml, Michelle; Bellows, M. Elizabeth – American Educational History Journal, 2014
This article is the third in a larger study of schooling during the Great Depression that seeks to elucidate specific examples of elementary social studies teaching and learning in the South during this time, particularly in Arkansas. Responding to Christine Woyshner's (2009) concern that histories of social studies should look beyond national…
Descriptors: Educational History, United States History, Economic Climate, Social Studies
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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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King, Kelley – American Educational History Journal, 2014
This essay addresses the question of the relevance of the work of educational historians and the ways in which they, historically, have positioned their work as meaningful. In asking what the relevance of the history of education was or could be, the author arrived at the following questions: (1) How do we, as educational historians, understand…
Descriptors: Educational History, Historians, Relevance (Education), Scholarship
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Kearl, Benjamin Kelsey – American Educational History Journal, 2014
The mental hygiene movement, a dramatic extension of Progressive Era delinquency prevention into America's public schools, began to take form in the United States in 1908, catalyzed by the publication of Clifford Whittingham Beers' "A Mind That Found Itself." That same year, Beers helped found the Connecticut Society for Mental Hygiene,…
Descriptors: Historiography, Mental Health, Etiology, Activism
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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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Watras, Joseph – American Educational History Journal, 2014
Over thirty ago, Maxine Greene published a collection of essays with the title, "Landscapes of Learning," more than thirty years earlier. In that text, she argued that the title illuminated the ways people formed perspectives that shaped their attitudes and behaviors. In her text, Greene described how people had to be grounded in their…
Descriptors: Textbook Content, Language Arts, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Politics of Education
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Gorgosz, Jon – American Educational History Journal, 2014
On a June, summer day at Albion College, Byron Stokes and Dudleigh Vernor, two undergraduate members of the local chapter of Sigma Chi fraternity, sat down at the college organ in Dickie Hall and coined the most famous song in fraternity history, "The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi" ("The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi," n.d.a). The tune…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Gender Issues, Femininity, Popular Culture
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Smilie, Kipton D.; Smilie, Ethan K. – American Educational History Journal, 2014
As has been noted in previous studies, the great social significance of the schoolhouse in a community, the fact that it served often both as the literal center of a community as well as its social center, afforded teachers greater opportunity to interact with students outside school doors. Compared to today, teachers were considerably more likely…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Teacher Student Relationship, Educational History, Social Change
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Cousins, James P. – American Educational History Journal, 2014
Reverend Horace Holley, a New England-born, Yale-educated, Unitarian minister from Boston, was offered the presidency of Transylvania University in the town of Lexington, Kentucky, in 1817. He investigated the opportunity by way of a "tour of inquiry," a circuitous route west through notable "literary establishments" of the…
Descriptors: College Presidents, Educational History, Clergy, Self Concept
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