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Berkeley, Kathleen C. – History of Education Quarterly, 1984
Thrust into the paid labor force for the first time after the Civil War, many Southern White women became public school teachers, usually at half the salary paid to male teachers. The struggle of these women to end the wage disparity is discussed. (RM)
Descriptors: Civil War (United States), Educational Change, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education
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Rosenthal, Joel – History of Education Quarterly, 1981
Relates the history of ideas to the history of education during the middle ages. Topics discussed include cultural life, economic factors, the political economy of medieval education, and the difficulty of writing about educational trends during a time for which there are few authoritative sources. (DB)
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education
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Hall, Peter Dobkin – History of Education Quarterly, 1981
Questions why historians of education have been so reluctant to link their work more firmly to social history. As partial answers, suggests that one reason is their discomfort with current models of the development of modern society and the fact that most historians of education pursue their work with an institutional focus rather than a social…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Graebner, William – History of Education Quarterly, 1978
Traces development of pensions for retired teachers from 1891 to the 1930s. Presents excerpts from educational literature and primary sources such as letters and speeches to indicate various attitudes toward salaries, cost of living, financial problems of public school administration, and legislation mandating teacher retirement pay. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Economic Status, Educational History, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
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Urban, Wayne J. – History of Education Quarterly, 1981
Stresses that a regional approach to history of education can enhance and enrich understanding of education-related issues in other regions and in the United States at large. Case studies from the Southern region are presented to reinforce this view. (DB)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational History, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy
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Saveth, Edward N. – History of Education Quarterly, 1988
Traces the private boarding school movement in the United States, discussing its growth and service to a "democratic nobility" which would be trained to lead the country. Examines the White Anglo-Saxon Protestant control of private schools until the 1960s and explores changes in admissions and administration policies. (GEA)
Descriptors: Admission (School), Admission Criteria, Boarding Schools, Educational Change
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Tropea, Joseph L. – History of Education Quarterly, 1987
This article examines the evolution of informal rules that guided urban school authorities in dealing with difficult pupils. It argues that special classes, special curricula, and lowered promotion standards served to preserve school order after the establishment of mandatory attendance laws. (JDH)
Descriptors: Compulsory Education, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Organizational Change
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Tyack, David; James, Thomas – History of Education Quarterly, 1986
Using data from the 1800s, this article demonstrates how the study of state government actions vis-a-vis education can reveal a variety of useful insights on the politics of schooling and the ideology and structure of public education in the United States. (JDH)
Descriptors: Culture Conflict, Educational History, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
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Diorio, Joseph A. – History of Education Quarterly, 1985
A century ago history was seen as one of the school subjects conducive to the moral training of young people, and it held an important position in the curriculum. Why the importance of history declined precisely at a time when interest in moral education continued to run high is discussed. (RM)
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethical Instruction
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Zimmerman, Jonathan – History of Education Quarterly, 1992
Describes the work of Mary Hunt and the Scientific Temperance movement to mandate teaching about the nature of alcohol and narcotics in the public schools. Examines the struggle over organization and planning within the public school system. Discusses organization in the Scientific Temperance movement's response to public school administration and…
Descriptors: Alcohol Education, Centralization, Citizen Role, Citizenship Education
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Efland, Arthur; Soucy, Donald – History of Education Quarterly, 1991
Discusses the work of Isaac Edwards Clarke, an influential nineteenth-century U.S. education official. Reports that Clarke encouraged instruction in drawing as an important industrial skill. Indicates that, although interest in industrial drawing as an important aspect of art education waned by 1900, Clarke's influence continued to be felt. (SG)
Descriptors: Art Education, Drafting, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education
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Slotten, Hugh R. – History of Education Quarterly, 1991
Suggest that science and formal education became the primary civilizing forces in the decades preceding the Civil War. Focuses on the work of scientist and educational reformer Alexander Dallas Bache. Concludes that Bache's efforts to promote unified public schools, scientific and technical education, and moral training inspired later Progressive…
Descriptors: Civil War (United States), Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethical Instruction
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Mirel, Jeffrey – History of Education Quarterly, 1984
Retrenchment controversies as they influenced school policy and as they related to changes in educational politics in Detroit (Michigan) from 1929 to 1935 are examined. Investigated are questions such as, How was massive retrenchment undertaken?, What political alignments arose over the retrenchment issue?, and What were the long term…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Political Influences
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Lamba, Isaac C. – History of Education Quarterly, 1984
Although some educational progress at grassroot level was made by the Dutch Reformed Church Mission (DRCM) in African Malawi, the DCRM system contributed mostly to underdevelopment. Most Malawians were introduced to semi-literacy under thousands of semi-qualified teachers, and very few Africans who passed through the system later distinguished…
Descriptors: Colonialism, Comparative Education, Educational Change, Educational History
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Miller, Pavla – History of Education Quarterly, 1984
Informed by recent Marxist education theory, the author gives a new account of the changes brought about by the 1875 Education Act in South Australia. Many of these changes, although couched in terms of morality and efficiency, represented a direct assault on the lifestyles and culture of the laboring people. (RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Practices
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