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Mohsenin, Iran Cassim – History of Education Quarterly, 1983
During the past decade, college student enrollment has encompassed increasing numbers of students older than the traditional age range of 17 to 23. This is not a new precedent; students in colonial colleges spanned a wide age range. Discussed are student ages from the colonial era through the latter nineteenth century. (RM)
Descriptors: Age, College Students, Educational History, 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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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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Lowen, Rebecca S. – History of Education Quarterly, 1991
Observes that there is as yet no comprehensive history of the Post-World War II "multiversity." Examines the development of Stanford University's Microwave Laboratory. Suggests a framework for the multiversity that includes large, well-funded laboratories, a department with weak central authority, and an emphasis on research over…
Descriptors: Educational History, Government Role, Higher Education, Physics
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Tamura, Eileen H. – History of Education Quarterly, 1993
Describes the English-only effort in the Territory of Hawaii that typified the Americanization crusade that swept the United States during and after World War I. Asserts that, although the Americanizers focused on southern and eastern Europeans on the mainland, the focus on Japanese in Hawaii added overtones of racial and political discrimination.…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Cultural Interrelationships, Educational History, Educational Objectives
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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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Hohner, Robert A. – History of Education Quarterly, 1987
Discusses the conflict in the early part of the 20th century between church-related colleges in the South and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Focuses on the Methodist affiliated Randolph-Macon Woman's College as an example of this conflict. (RKM)
Descriptors: Christianity, Church Related Colleges, Educational History, Higher Education
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Lagemann, Ellen Condliffe – History of Education Quarterly, 1987
Examines the historical relationship between Carnegie Corporation philanthropy and the politics of knowledge and public policy. Concludes that philanthropic foundations play a major role in the politics of knowledge. (RKM)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Philanthropic Foundations, Private Financial Support, Public Policy
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Johnson, William R. – History of Education Quarterly, 1987
Examines the Carnegie Forum and Holmes Group reports on U. S. education. Points out that both reports assume there is an agreed-upon body of knowledge about teaching and learning. Notes the reports differ on where the roots of professional knowledge lie and examines both reports' arguments in this regard. (RKM)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational History, Higher Education, Teacher 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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Monaghan, E. Jennifer – History of Education Quarterly, 1990
Reviews Experience Mayhew's book, "Indian Converts" (1727) and changing scholarly interpretations of literacy effects on Native Americans living on Martha's Vineyard. Traces the history of the Mayhew missionary family from 1641 to the 1720s and the establishment of the Indian Library. Examines the cultural implications of literacy and…
Descriptors: American Indian Studies, American Indians, Biographies, Books
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