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Gaither, Milton – History of Education Quarterly, 2013
As the author of this article read through the fascinating ruminations of Drs. Albisetti, Finkelstein, Thelin, and Urban, it seemed to him that two basic points emerge, one conceptual and one methodological. Conceptually, Albisetti, Finkelstein, and Urban are asking historians of education to move away from national frames of reference to either a…
Descriptors: Historiography, Educational History, Higher Education, Educational Policy
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Fraser, James W. – History of Education Quarterly, 2013
The author of this article, James W. Fraser, is Professor of History and Education at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University. He begins this article with an expression of his gratitude to Robert Hampel and the editors of "The History of Education Quarterly" for commissioning the four…
Descriptors: Educational History, Essays, Historians, Educational Research
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Thelin, John R. – History of Education Quarterly, 2013
What topic would you choose if you had the luxury of writing forever? In this article, John Thelin provides his response: He would opt to write about the history of higher education in a way that relies on quantitative data. "Numbers, please!" is his research request in taking on a longitudinal study of colleges and universities over…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Statistical Analysis, Statistics, Research Utilization
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Zimmerman, Jonathan – History of Education Quarterly, 2011
In this paper, the author first cites passages that highlight the key developments and dilemmas of teacher education in Ghana in the 1960s, when the new nation resolved to prepare its largely untrained teaching force in "progressive" methods. Across the decade--and across subject areas--Ghana conducted in-service teacher training to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Educational History, Progressive Education
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Gelber, Scott – History of Education Quarterly, 2011
This article focuses on historical admissions policies and offers a more nuanced and more substantial treatment of the relationship between Populism and higher education. Prior accounts of admissions in the late nineteenth century have sensibly focused upon the tension between secondary school leaders who were mindful of their multiple…
Descriptors: College Admission, Admission Criteria, Selective Admission, Land Grant Universities
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Cain, Timothy Reese – History of Education Quarterly, 2011
Numerous faculty members at the University of Michigan and institutions across the nation found themselves victims of hysteria and anti-German extremism during World War I. Through an examination of restrictions on speech before American entry into the war, investigations into the loyalty of more than a dozen educators, and considerations of the…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Social Discrimination, Teacher Dismissal, State Universities
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Marthers, Paul Philip – History of Education Quarterly, 2011
At the moment of its founding in 1911, Connecticut College for Women exhibited a curricular tension between an emphasis on the liberal arts, which mirrored the elite men's and women's colleges of the day, and vocational aspects, which made it a different type of women's college, one designed to prepare women for the kind of lives they would lead…
Descriptors: Home Economics, Curriculum Development, Single Sex Colleges, Womens Education
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Urban, Wayne J. – History of Education Quarterly, 2010
This essay is an attempt at an institutional history of the History of Education Society (HES), from its inception in 1960 to the present day. Many of the intellectual currents and cross-currents, as well as the "History of Education Quarterly" (HEQ), the journal of the HES in which these intellectual movements were featured, are slighted in this…
Descriptors: Educational History, Budgets, Leadership, Professional Associations
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Gasman, Marybeth; Drezner, Noah D. – History of Education Quarterly, 2009
The purpose of this article is to provide a better understanding of the history of fundraising in black college communities; to complicate understandings of white involvement in black college fundraising; to understand the role of fundraising, that is, fundraising for social change and social justice, during the period that followed the…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Fund Raising, History, Consultants
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Wechsler, Harold S. – History of Education Quarterly, 2008
Were colleges obliged to address the dilemmas faced by the many first- and second-generation Americans who enrolled after World War I? No, replied many administrators who espoused exclusion or assimilation, or who expressed indifference. These attitudes meant that many students would never learn to navigate the turbulent waters of campus social…
Descriptors: Social Life, Dropout Rate, War, Immigrants
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Savage, John – History of Education Quarterly, 2008
Even before the legal integration of the Parisian faculties into the single entity of the "Universite de Paris" in 1896, the law faculty stood out as the most recalcitrant and resistant to the spirit of reform. In the years that followed, far from embodying republican ideals, it became known as a site of anti-republican ideological…
Descriptors: Legal Education (Professions), Professional Training, Educational Change, Educational History
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Thomas, Auden D. – History of Education Quarterly, 2008
Women's colleges in the 1970s and 1980s faced highly uncertain futures. Soaring popularity of coeducation left them with serious enrollment downturns, and challenges from proposed equal rights legislation threatened to render illegal their single-sex admissions policies. These perilous external conditions drew together the presidents of U.S.…
Descriptors: Oral History, Higher Education, Females, Philanthropic Foundations
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Weis, Tracey M. – History of Education Quarterly, 2004
This article examines the two autobiographical accounts of the students in Duke University about their perception on how the race especially the "Brown" decision affects their educational history. The students were advised to consult local newspapers and public records, interviews relatives, neighbors, teachers, and public officials in…
Descriptors: Educational History, Writing Assignments, Autobiographies, African American History