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Triche, Stephen; McKnight, Douglas – History of Education, 2004
Over the last 5 centuries, successive generations of educators have engaged in a reevaluation of curriculum and pedagogy in an effort to reveal the mechanisms that underlie the mysteries of the educational process. The current debate in the USA over the nature of pedagogical reform, particularly in terms of teacher accountability, high-stakes…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Change, Educational History, Higher Education
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Kraft, Alison – History of Education, 2004
What obstructions stand in the way of our universities in their endeavours to develop higher courses in Veterinary medicine cannot be realised by Parliament and the general public. These obstructions are due to the continued existence of regulations which should have been swept away long ago, and, I must add, to the most regrettable inertia of the…
Descriptors: Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Medical Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Waite, Cally L.; Crocco, Margaret Smith – History of Education, 2004
Brian Simon's life work brought together a set of themes that cross the Atlantic in interesting ways: race and class, contests over education's aims and structures, equity and equality as differential measures of social justice, and the role of history in illuminating education's place in forming national identity and fostering change. The…
Descriptors: Justice, Equal Education, Higher Education, African American Students
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Bower, Kevin P. – History of Education Quarterly, 2004
Higher education scholars are familiar with the close relationship between American higher education and the federal government after World War II. The G.I. Bill and Cold War concerns for maintaining the nation's technological advantage made the federal government the major benefactor of postsecondary growth. The seismic shifts of that era,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Federal Government, Student Financial Aid, Federal Aid
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Petrina, Stephen – History of Education Quarterly, 2004
In addition to contemporary boundaries and identities of educational psychology is the historiography of progressive education. Historians have too readily played into the hands of practitioners, accepting antagonisms between Freud and Thorndike, psychoanalysis and behaviorism, liberty and discipline. In its final analysis, this article embraces…
Descriptors: Psychiatry, Educational Psychology, Educational History, Educational Trends
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Nidiffer, Jana; Cain, Timothy Reese – History of Education Quarterly, 2004
In this essay, the authors examine an important first generation of university vice presidents and the structural, political, and psychological factors that led to their appointments and subsequently shaped their tenures in office. They explore in detail three particular, albeit overlapping, modes of vice presidential service, the variety of…
Descriptors: College Administration, College Presidents, Politics of Education, Tenure
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Overhoff, Jurgen – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2007
The Academy of Philadelphia (today known as the University of Pennsylvania), founded through Benjamin Franklin's influence in 1751, and the Dessau Philanthropine, founded by Johann Bernhard Basedow in 1774, were arguably the first non-denominational schools in the eighteenth century. Yet, the congenial educational ideas of their founders have…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, College Students, College Faculty
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Kramer, Hans Martin – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2007
Education reforms during the Allied Occupation of Japan (1945-1952) have traditionally been perceived as having been strongly shaped by U.S. American influence. The occupation bureaucracy, as the dominant element of a triangle of power together with the Ministry of Education and the Japanese Education Reform Committee, has been seen as the main…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Administration, Educational Change
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Allender, Tim – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2007
This article traces the exceptional career of Gottlieb Leitner, one of the most significant European educators in north India in the second half of the nineteenth century. Leitner's career is important because he was responsible for changing government attitudes about teaching in the local languages and he was pivotal in the foundation of the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, School Personnel, Classical Languages
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Godwin, C. D. – History of Education, 2003
Explores the creation and demise of the National Advisory Council on Teacher Supply and Training (NACTST) as indicated in official files and the actions of former policy making officials and ministers. Concludes the demise of NACTST caused central policy makers to disallow consultants or advisory bodies to claim equal standing. (KDR)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Planning, Educational Policy
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McCulloch, Gary; Watts, Ruth – History of Education, 2003
Discusses the premise of theory, methods, and social science in relation to the history of education. States the articles in this issue demonstrate there are still current active explorations of educational history being conducted. (KDR)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Methods, Educational Planning
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Aldrich, Richard – History of Education, 2003
Focuses on the contexts of current debates about the nature and the state of history of education, and the subject of history. States that educational historians are needed to define the truth about history by focusing on human existence and values, and to evaluate questionable facts espoused by those who may have ulterior motives. (KDR)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Planning, Educational Policy
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McCulloch, Gary – History of Education, 2003
Discusses three potential problems in the application of virtual history: (1) extrapolation; (2) critical analysis; and (3) the danger of using it as wishful thinking. Offers comparative history as a possible alternative way to overcome virtual history outcomes. (KDR)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Planning, Educational Research
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Goodman, Joyce – History of Education, 2003
Discusses gender influences and ways that history and theory have interacted in influencing women's contribution and recognition in educational history. Focuses on several historians' views and how some have eventually written women back into the historical picture of education. (KDR)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Research, Females
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Watts, Ruth – History of Education, 2003
Investigates the field of science to examine the neglect of its interrelationship with gender and how this weakness can be resolved. States it is vital to understand the methods and sources used in educational history when examining science and gender as an intellectual part of educational history. (KDR)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Methods, Educational Research
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