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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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Finkelstein, Barbara – History of Education Quarterly, 2013
Lurking in the shadows of education history are networks of human interaction, transcultural encounters, forms of global connection, and dispersed sites of cultural teaching and learning that are barely visible in the master narratives of education history. Who would have thought a half-century ago that we would become witnesses and participants…
Descriptors: Educational History, Intercultural Communication, Teaching Methods, Social Change
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Blount, Jackie – History of Education Quarterly, 2013
As a historian of education, what excites you and compels you to keep doing scholarly work? If mortality were not an issue, how might you find your continued place in the field among ideas and sources that are dauntingly and increasingly vast? What is the work you most want to do? Jackie Blount provides her response herein: She would want to…
Descriptors: Educational History, Essays, Historians, Educational Technology
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Nash, Margaret A. – History of Education Quarterly, 2013
"The value of the Art Education becomes more and more apparent as a means of honorable support and of high culture and enjoyment," stated the catalog of Ingham University in western New York State in 1863. The Art Department there would prepare "pupils for Teachers and Practical Artists." This statement reveals some of the…
Descriptors: Females, Womens Education, Commercial Art, Art Education
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Gaither, Milton – History of Education Quarterly, 2012
When the author first began attending History of Education Society annual meetings as a graduate student in the 1990s, he would often listen wide-eyed to war stories of the good old days when sessions would break down into shouting matches between "radical revisionists" and their opponents. He thinks older generation of historians missed both the…
Descriptors: Educational History, Historiography, Historians, Educational Policy
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Laats, Adam – History of Education Quarterly, 2012
In this article, the author focuses on the Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and educational reform. The Klan's meteoric rise to national prominence in the 1920s has attracted a great deal of attention from historians, yet the group and its popularity during this time frame remain poorly understood. This is due in part to the fact that Klan symbols such…
Descriptors: Social Problems, School Restructuring, Educational Change, Historians
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Siegel, Mona; Harjes, Kirsten – History of Education Quarterly, 2012
On May 4, 2006, French and German cultural ministers announced the publication of "Histoire/Geschichte", the world's first secondary school history textbook produced jointly by two countries. Authored by a team of French and German historians and published simultaneously in both languages, the book's release drew considerable public…
Descriptors: Textbooks, War, International Relations, Peace
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Tamura, Eileen H. – History of Education Quarterly, 2011
While narrative history has been the prevailing mode in historical scholarship, its preeminence has not gone unquestioned. In the 1980s, the role of narrative in historical writing was "the subject of extraordinarily intense debate." The historical backdrop of this debate can be traced to the preceding two decades, when four groups of thinkers…
Descriptors: Educational History, Historians, Social Theories, Role Theory
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Coloma, Roland Sintos – History of Education Quarterly, 2011
This article explores the epistemological innocence of the field of history of education. The author's interrogation of the field's regime of truth and its effects intends to enact what he is conceptualizing as a "self-reflexive historiography," a historiography that attends to the ways in which the field has constituted and turned historians of…
Descriptors: Historiography, Educational History, Genealogy, Historians
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Beadie, Nancy – History of Education Quarterly, 2011
Professor Tamura, in her paper "Narrative History and Theory," poses an issue with which the author has lately wrestled. She reviews some of the challenges to the tradition of narrative history presented by "social-scientifically oriented historians" like Fernand Braudel and "analytic philosophers" like Hayden White in the 1960s and 1970s, and…
Descriptors: Educational History, Historians, Social Capital, Social Theories
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Rury, John L. – History of Education Quarterly, 2011
In this article, the author discusses the question of theory as it may pertain to the history of education, with particular attention to the United States. Historians, like everyone else, have little choice regarding the use of theory; to one extent or another they must. The question is how much and to what end. The author aims to consider the…
Descriptors: Educational History, Historians, Theories, Role
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Urban, Wayne J. – History of Education Quarterly, 2011
In this article, the author talks about the proper place of theory in educational history and shares his comments on the essays by Eileen Tamura, Carolyn Eick, and Roland Coloma. Eileen Tamura's positing of most educational historians as practitioners of narrative history is surely on the mark. She invites historians of education to investigate…
Descriptors: Social History, Educational History, Historians, Educational Theories
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Butchart, Ronald E. – History of Education Quarterly, 2011
The three essays that make up this issue on theory in educational history by Eileen Tamura, Caroline Eick, and Roland Sintos Coloma constitute an indictment of the field of the history of education for its neglect of theory. Read linearly, from the Introduction through Coloma, the indictment becomes increasingly strident, moving from a gentle call…
Descriptors: Historiography, Educational History, Essays, Educational Theories
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Weiler, Kathleen – History of Education Quarterly, 2011
The three articles that make up this issue on theory in educational history are a welcome engagement with the challenges raised by poststructuralism and other theoretical developments. They contribute to what should be an ongoing conversation about the nature of the enterprise of writing the history of education. The three articles in the special…
Descriptors: Educational History, Theories, Theory Practice Relationship, Historiography
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Franklin, V. P. – History of Education Quarterly, 2011
Historians need social theories to conduct their research whether they are acknowledged or not. Positivist social theories underpinned the professionalization of the writing of history as well as the establishment of the social sciences as "disciplines," in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. August Comte's "science of society" and…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Social Sciences, Foreign Countries, Historians
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