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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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Benowitz, June Melby – History of Education Quarterly, 2009
The headlines "Who's Trying to Ruin Our Schools?" and "Danger's Ahead in the Public Schools" grabbed the attention of the American public during the early 1950s as mainstream publications reacted to efforts by right-wing organizations to influence the curricula of America's elementary and secondary schools. "A bewildering disease that threatens to…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Textbooks, Elementary Secondary Education, Females
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Griffin, Colin – History of Education, 2002
Discusses education issues in 1840-1870 for children of coalfield workers. Focuses on the Leicestershire and Derbyshire (England) coalfield children. Describes gender education strategies, mining legislation that considered youth as a labor source, and coalmine owners' goal to produce an educated workforce. States education had positive effects on…
Descriptors: Child Labor, Coal, Education Work Relationship, Educational History
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Hilton, Mary – History of Education, 2001
Offers examples of progressive thoughts of male and female writers of romantic literature and poetry between 1780-1850. Depicts an era where children were believed to be better left formally uneducated and women's roles as professional writers and contributor's to progressive thought in society were largely ignored. (MER)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education
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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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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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Jensen, Joan M. – History of Education Quarterly, 1984
In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries the ideology of the "teaching daughters," which argues the benefits of employing women as teachers, was taking form. The development of this ideology and its practice in southeastern Pennsylvania and northern Delaware from 1790 to 1850 are described. (RM)
Descriptors: Blacks, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Employed Women
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Friedman, Alice T. – History of Education Quarterly, 1985
Educational theory and practice among the most privileged group in English society--the nobility and upper gentry--are examined. Fundamental differences distinguished the humanist program of study for girls from that for boys during the middle years of the sixteenth century. (RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational History, Educational Practices, Educational Theories
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Whitehead, Kay – History of Education, 1999
Focuses on the diary and teaching career of William Cawthorne in an effort to explore the concepts of masculinity and professional identity present in South Australia during the mid-nineteenth century. Discusses the process of converting teaching into a profession that aimed for the middle-class and the presence of female teachers. (CMK)
Descriptors: Careers, Diaries, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education
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Essen, Mineke van – History of Education, 1999
Provides background information on the state of women teachers' positions in the Netherlands. Addresses changes that accelerated the feminization of teaching and limiting factors faced by women teachers. Discusses three strategies employed by Dutch women teachers and offers a comparative perspective of the position of women teachers until 1920.…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Educational Change, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education
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Albisetti, James C. – History of Education, 1993
Reviews the rapid feminization of the teaching profession in the latter part of the 19th century in North America and Europe. Identifies by factors such as wage differences between teaching and industrial work and the existence of marriage bans for women teachers. (CFR)
Descriptors: Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Foreign Countries
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McDermid, Jane – History of Education, 1989
Discusses the revisionist historical stance toward the position taken by female educationists in the eighteenth century. Describes the context in which these women worked and lived. Concludes that the influence of these females was ambiguous. Suggests that, although these women aimed to raise women's stature through education, they cannot be…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Practices, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
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Horn, Pamela – History of Education, 1989
Reviews the occupation of English Victorian governess in terms of geographical variations, the bureaucratization of the position, background of candidates, and the inequalities suffered by persons engaging in this profession. Offers case histories of governesses in an effort to characterize those who engaged in this profession. (KO)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational History, Educational Practices, Educational Trends
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Purvis, June – History of Education, 1989
Refutes some issues concerning women in nineteenth century England. Among these are the idea that class, not sex, was the key dimension of oppression; that the lack of educational opportunity of any sort was the central problem; and that in education provided by radicals, women were equal. (KO)
Descriptors: Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Foreign Countries
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Gomersall, Meg – History of Education, 1989
Offers a response to Keith Flett's criticism of a previous article dealing with nineteenth century women's education. More fully develops arguments against the theories of oppression as a class issue rather than one of sex, the lack of educational opportunity for women, and the more equal approach of working class radicals to the education of…
Descriptors: Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Foreign Countries
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