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Odugu, Desmond Ikenna – History of Education Quarterly, 2016
Mainstream historiography often turns to Europe's era of empire building to explain the expansion of Western formal education in Africa. Popular accounts suggest that in Africa (1) colonial involvement in education was late and short lived, spanning the early decades of the twentieth century, (2) missionaries were largely responsible for early…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Historiography, Educational History, Foreign Policy
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Laats, Adam – History of Education Quarterly, 2010
The world of private fundamentalist education grew prodigiously throughout the late 1970s and into the early 1980s. These schools needed curricular materials and guiding educational philosophies. The impassioned debates among leading fundamentalist educators directly affected the education of hundreds of thousands of students. Concern over the…
Descriptors: Day Schools, Educational Philosophy, Curriculum Development, Christianity
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Aiello, Thomas – History of Education Quarterly, 2010
On Armistice Day 1932, the Southern University Bushmen football team left Baton Rouge and traveled to Monroe, Louisiana to play the Tigers of Louisiana Negro Normal and Industrial Institute for the first time. Normal was far younger than Southern. It was a two-year junior college in the northeast cotton town of Grambling, and its football team was…
Descriptors: Team Sports, College Athletics, Two Year Colleges, State Universities
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Di Mascio, Anthony – History of Education Quarterly, 2010
The educational history of Upper Canada is commonly written as the succession of an elite group of educational reformers who advocated a centralized system of mass schooling. However, the recent shift in research on Upper Canada away from the narrative of prominent individuals who controlled the social, political, and economic development of the…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Democracy, Educational History, Foreign Countries
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Delmont, Matthew – History of Education Quarterly, 2010
This article features Ruth Wright Hayre, Philadelphia's first black high school teacher and principal whose work at William Penn High School for Girls became a model for counseling and motivation programs at other majority-black high schools in Philadelphia, expanding educational and career opportunities for thousands of "able" students.…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Educational Opportunities, Change Agents, Change Strategies
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Rose, Elizabeth – History of Education Quarterly, 2009
Head Start, the federal program that provides preschool education, health, and social services for children from poor families, is one of the United States' most popular government programs. Created in 1965, it has endured as a symbol of commitment to children, serving just fewer than one million children a year in neighborhood sites across the…
Descriptors: Nursery Schools, Poverty, Preschool Education, Economically Disadvantaged
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Uno, Kathleen – History of Education Quarterly, 2009
Research on the history of children and childhood in modern Japan (1868-1945) reveals that issues related to civil society, state, and the establishment of institutions for young children can be explored beyond the transatlantic world. In this essay, after briefly surveying historiography, a few basic terms, and earlier patterns of state and…
Descriptors: Historiography, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Foreign Countries
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Nawrotzki, Kristen D. – History of Education Quarterly, 2009
Historians such as Seth Koven and Carolyn Steedman have shown how visual and literary depictions of children helped move late-nineteenth-century middle- and upper-class audiences to join in child-saving philanthropy aimed at the deserving poor. This essay focuses on an analysis of the promotional literature of the free kindergartens. Starting from…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Child Welfare, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Change
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Pak, Michael S. – History of Education Quarterly, 2008
Of the classic documents addressing issues in higher education, few have provoked as much commentary as the Yale Report of 1828--and perhaps fewer still have been subject to such undeserved infamy. Today, the document requires a thorough new reading. Since the late 1960s historians of higher education have been trying to overturn the traditional…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Intellectual History, Educational History, Educational Practices
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Johnson, Larry; Cobb-Roberts, Deirdre; Shircliffe, Barbara – History of Education Quarterly, 2007
The history of public higher education for African Americans in Florida provides an excellent opportunity to examine American institutional and political dynamics. Following World War II, Florida public higher education expanded dramatically, while at the same time, state leaders maintained racial segregation well after "Brown v. Board of…
Descriptors: African American Education, Public Education, Higher Education, Racial Segregation
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Kim, Dongbin; Rury, John L. – History of Education Quarterly, 2007
The 1947 President's Commission on Higher Education, popularly known as the Truman Commission, offered a remarkable vision, one of an expansive, inclusive and diverse system of postsecondary education in the United States. It appeared just as hundreds of thousands of former GIs poured onto the nation's campuses, taking advantage of a little…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Enrollment Trends, Access to Education, Federal Government
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Laffey, John F. – History of Education Quarterly, 1975
The attempt by various business groups in Lyon to establish or influence educational institutions as a means of extending and consolidating French influence outside the mother-country is examined. (Author/DE)
Descriptors: Business Responsibility, Colonialism, Educational Development, Educational History
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Hampel, Robert L.; And Others – History of Education Quarterly, 1996
Features comments from Robert L. Hampel, William R. Johnson, Diane Ravitch, and David N. Plank on David Tyack and Larry Cuban's book, "Tinkering toward Utopia: A Century of Public School Reform." The book argues that educational reformers in the 20th century have attempted large-scale systemic reforms instituted from the top down. (MJP)
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Criticism, Educational Assessment, Educational Change
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Best, John Hardin – History of Education Quarterly, 1988
Presents a history of the latest revolution in higher education, emphasizing the importance of increasing free market forces in institutional policy formation and the development of new management capabilities within academe. Discusses historiographic considerations and curriculum transitions, suggesting relevant considerations for the formation…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Educational Development
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Apple, Michael W. – History of Education Quarterly, 1988
Examines Bowles and Gintis' 1976 book SCHOOLING IN CAPITALIST AMERICA, discussing how far research has come since the early positions that formed its conceptual basis. Describes class structure, class formation, and the "parallelist position," which argues that class relations do not automatically assume primacy over those of gender and race. (GEA)
Descriptors: Capitalism, Educational Development, Human Relations, Racial Relations
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