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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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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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Seller, Maxine Schwartz – History of Education Quarterly, 1991
Discusses the necessity of setting boundaries for a research topic while bridging gaps with information from other disciplines and history of education in other nations. Illustrates the point with the history of women's education in the United States. Includes discussion of the influence of British boys' schools, French boarding schools, and the…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational History, Females, Foreign Countries
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Jones, Gareth Elwyn – History of Education, 1990
Reinterprets the way that the 1944 Education Act was viewed in Great Britain by detailing the political debate over restructuring schools in Swansea, Wales, after World War II. Examines social and political factors that determined Welsh educational policy and reveals the continuing struggle between providing equal educational opportunities and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Educational Planning
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Charlton, Kenneth – History of Education Quarterly, 1987
Explains the negative response of those in authority to early modern English literature which informally educated the population through "false fonde bookes, ballades, and rimes." This negative response, based on both moral and political grounds, came from clerics who saw such books as detrimental to the social structure of society. (BSR)
Descriptors: Educational History, English Literature, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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San Miguel, Guadalupe, Jr. – History of Education Quarterly, 1986
Reviews recent historical literature on the education of Chicanos in the United States. Identifies two major approaches, one which attempts to identify what educational institutions have done to and for Chicanos and the other which attempts to focus on the Chicanos' quest for educational equality. (JDH)
Descriptors: Ethnic Studies, General Education, Historiography, Mexican American Education
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Dneprov, E. D. – History of Education Quarterly, 1986
Written by the director of the Laboratory for the History of Education under the Academy of Pedagogical Sciences in Moscow, this article documents the status of historical research on schooling in medieval Russia. (JDH)
Descriptors: Educational History, General Education, Historiography, Medieval History
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Jarausch, Konrad H. – History of Education Quarterly, 1986
Using examples from education in Germany, this article provides a critical analysis of the "new history of education," its goals, claims, and methodologies, as they were developed in both the United States and Germany during the 1970s. (JDH)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Historiography
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Harrigan, Patrick J. – History of Education Quarterly, 1986
Compares trends in English, Canadian, and French historiography, and alludes to trends concerning the United States, Europe generally, and Quebec within the framework of comparative historiography.
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational History, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
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Perlstein, Daniel – History of Education Quarterly, 1990
Examines the Mississippi Freedom Schools, organized by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) during the 1964 summer, that were designed to empower Black students to transform society. Analyzes the schools' teaching practices based on student experiences and promoting self-discovery and expression. Identifies institutional limits in…
Descriptors: Activism, Black History, Civil Rights, Consciousness Raising
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Stannard, Kevin P. – History of Education, 1990
Traces the development of new research approaches to the history of elementary education. Examines the impact of the 1870 legislation that instituted compulsory education on the elementary school system. Assesses this impact on the school system in the context of the wider social structure. Includes quantitative studies on school attendance, age,…
Descriptors: Attendance, Compulsory Education, Critical Theory, Demography