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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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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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Perlmann, Joel – History of Education Quarterly, 1983
Analysis of data on homeownership and school attendance in Providence (Rhode Island) suggests that working-class families who purchased homes generally did not do so by providing less schooling for their children than other working-class families. Alternative strategies to raise money were more important than sending children to work. (IS)
Descriptors: Attendance, Child Labor, Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Research
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Palmieri, Patricia A. – History of Education Quarterly, 1983
Women faculty at Wellesley College in the Progressive Era were not only the best female academics of their generation, they also created a rich social life and sense of community among themselves. At the same time they maintained a commitment to social activism. Their accomplishments and limitations are discussed. (IS)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Presidents, Educational Change, Educational History
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Stevens, Edward W., Jr. – History of Education Quarterly, 1990
Traces the historical development of technical literacy through the establishment of technical institutes in the United States. Relates the development of technical learning to the emerging industrial economy. Explains that instruction required literacy and fundamental mathematical skills. Notes scientific literacy was popularized by magazines…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Watkinson, James D. – History of Education Quarterly, 1990
Traces changing concepts of what constituted useful knowledge, especially as revealed in journals, in the United States from 1776 to 1840. Identifies a widening knowledge gap--corresponding with industrialization--between increasingly elitist, specialized learned societies and mechanics/farmers. Argues that as science grew more professionalized,…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational History, Elitism, Industrial Arts
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Rury, John; Harper, Glenn – History of Education Quarterly, 1986
This article contrasts the personal philosophies of Horace Mann and feminist Olympia Brown as manifested in the educational policies and daily school life at Ohio's Antioch College during the early years of the "great experiment" with "equal" coeducation. (JDH)
Descriptors: Coeducation, Feminism, Higher Education, Moral Values
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Gordon, Lynn D. – History of Education Quarterly, 1986
This article documents the literary and adminstrative works of Annie Nathan Meyer, an early advocate of quality higher education for women. Documenting events surrounding the founding of Barnard College, the author maintains that Ms. Meyer may be viewed as the founder, though official histories mention her only as a "key person." (JDH)
Descriptors: Anti Semitism, Feminism, Higher Education, Social Change
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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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Anderson, Robert – History of Education Quarterly, 1985
Elementary, secondary, and higher education enrollment data for Scotland between the 1860s and 1939 are examined, and the structure and development of the Scottish system in the light of some of the general theories of comparative social history of education are discussed. (RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Development, Educational History, Educational Practices
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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
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Wilcox, Clifford – History of Education Quarterly, 1993
Describes social and intellectual climate at beginning of World War I that was exemplified by overzealous patriots demanding public displays of loyalty. Relates how six professors of German were permanently discharged by University of Ann Arbor. Describes incidents of goading by students and colleagues, and discusses failure of the American…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Cultural Images, Employment Practices, Ethnic Discrimination
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Reese, William J. – History of Education Quarterly, 1981
Presents a social analysis of organized labor, socialism, and the Milwaukee schools during the Progressive era, with particular emphasis on the political fortunes of one of the most successful labor movements in American history. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education
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