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Kryczka, Nicholas – History of Education Quarterly, 2019
Chicago's magnet schools were one of the nation's earliest experiments in choice-driven school desegregation, originating among civil rights advocates and academic education experts in the 1960s and appearing at specific sites in Chicago's urban landscape during the 1970s. The specific concerns that motivated the creation of magnet schools during…
Descriptors: Racial Integration, Magnet Schools, School Choice, School Desegregation
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Moss, Hilary J. – History of Education Quarterly, 2019
In 1981, Cambridge, Massachusetts, became the first school district in America to replace its neighborhood schools with a "controlled choice" assignment plan, which considered parental preference and racial balance. This article considers the history preceding this decision to explore how and why some Americans became enamored with…
Descriptors: School Choice, Educational History, Neighborhood Schools, Parent Role
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Moran, Peter William – History of Education Quarterly, 2019
This article examines the impact of African American migration into Kansas City, Missouri, on the city's segregated school system in the 1940s and early 1950s. Substantial increases in the number of African American elementary school-age children produced chronic overcrowding in the segregated black schools, which was not easily relieved due to…
Descriptors: African American Students, Neighborhoods, School Districts, Race
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Woolley, Mary Catherine – History of Education, 2019
In 2018 it is 30 years since the Educational Reform Act of 1988 introduced a National Curriculum to England, Wales and Northern Ireland. This article questions whether this policy became something to be celebrated, commemorated or ignored. The National Curriculum for history has proved contentious in media and academic circles, but the focus has…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Educational History, Educational Policy, History Instruction
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Doney, Jonathan; Parker, Stephen G.; Freathy, Rob – History of Education, 2017
This article seeks to exemplify the extent to which oral life history research can enrich existing historiographies of English Religious Education (RE). Findings are reported from interviews undertaken with a sample of key informants involved in designing and/or implementing significant curriculum changes in RE in the 1960s and 1970s. The…
Descriptors: Historiography, Religious Education, Educational History, Oral History
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Wedin, Tomas – History of Education, 2017
According to an influential narrative in Swedish educational historiography, the Swedish educational system underwent a drastic change during the 1990s, moving towards a more individualistic and marketised system. Without denying the relevance of this perspective, this article argues that we can trace antecedents to the reforms undertaken in the…
Descriptors: Educational History, Foreign Countries, Politics of Education, Educational Change
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Huang, Hsuan-Yi – History of Education, 2017
This study examines localisation endeavours in contemporary Taiwan to explore the history of the Taiwanese localisation movement as a way of reimagining meanings of "Taiwaneseness" constructed under different historical circumstances. It focuses on the "xiangtu" (nativist) literature movement in colonial Taiwan in the early…
Descriptors: Educational History, Foreign Countries, Literature, Asian Culture
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Casalaspi, David – History of Education Quarterly, 2017
The 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was one of the most significant legislative accomplishments in twentieth-century American politics. To date, legislative histories have usually argued that the ESEA's passage was the result of either auspicious political circumstances or the political skill of the Johnson White House.…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Political Attitudes
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Larsson, Esbjörn – History of Education, 2016
This article investigates the monitorial system of education in Sweden between 1820 and 1843. In contrast to previous research, which has emphasised monitorial education as a method for disciplining poor children, this article compares the use of the method in schools for the working classes and in academic schools. Using concepts such as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Comparative Analysis, Working Class
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Nelson, Adam R. – History of Education Quarterly, 2016
For this first "History of Education Quarterly Policy Forum," we invited participants in the special Plenary Session at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the History of Education Society (HES) in St. Louis to publish their remarks on the historical significance of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) at fifty. Organized and…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Government Role
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Collins, Jenny – History of Education, 2015
Irish Catholic teaching sisters were major actors in the development of education systems in New World countries such as the United States, Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Immigrants themselves, they faced a number of key challenges as they sought to adapt Old World cultural and educational ideas to the education of the immigrant…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nuns, Educational History, Immigrants
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Christopher, A. J. – History of Education, 2015
Population censuses record considerable volumes of personal information, which when aggregated and tabulated provide significant insights into national societies. South African censuses have recorded levels of educational attainment since their inception in the mid-nineteenth century, initially measuring literacy and later the level of education…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Racial Segregation, Social Change, Race
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Matemba, Yonah Hisbon – History of Education, 2014
This paper is an examination of the history of Scottish religious education (RE). Focusing on 1962-1992, it distinguishes the temporal processes that unfolded during this period to identify the circumstances that led to a serious case of neglect of the subject, especially in the non-denominational sector. Next, it highlights the less emphasised…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Educational History, Public Education
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Sani, Roberto – History of Education Quarterly, 2013
The "Partial Agenda for Modern European Educational History" proposed by Albisetti focuses primarily on the nineteenth century, and on some large-scale trends and issues, such as those relating to education and secondary instruction for women. Discussing this issue implies--especially in the diverse and heterogeneous context of…
Descriptors: Educational History, Foreign Countries, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis
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Civera Cerecedo, Alicia – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2019
On 26 and 27 September 2014, 43 students from the "Profesor Isidro Burgos" Rural Normal School in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, Mexico, disappeared, and six people died. In this article, I analyse the event as the result of long-term historical processes, from the perspective of the social mobilisation that caused the students' disappearance on…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Violence, Educational History, News Reporting
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