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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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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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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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Perez, Mario Rios – History of Education Quarterly, 2009
Thomas Woody, a reputable and well-published historian of education during the early twentieth century, made a thrashing call to historians in the field nearly sixty years ago in his article titled "Fields That Are White," where he depicted the history of education as a barren landscape awaiting the arrival of scholars who would alter…
Descriptors: Historiography, Nationalism, Educational History, Historians
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Hall, Peter Dobkin – History of Education Quarterly, 1981
Questions why historians of education have been so reluctant to link their work more firmly to social history. As partial answers, suggests that one reason is their discomfort with current models of the development of modern society and the fact that most historians of education pursue their work with an institutional focus rather than a social…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Hutcheson, Philo A. – History of Education Quarterly, 1999
Examines how Laurence Veysey, Stephen Brint, and Jerome Karabel have portrayed the community college and explores the differences between historical and historical-sociological methods. Focuses on recent historical scholarship to develop an historical framework for understanding community colleges. (CMK)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational History, Historians, Historical Interpretation
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Moroney, Siobhan – History of Education Quarterly, 1999
Focuses on Allen O. Hansen's "Liberalism and American Education in the Eighteenth Century" and Frederick Rudolph's "Essays on Education in the Early Republic." Explores the influence of Hansen and Rudolph on other works of educational thought. Contends that a more accurate picture of the early republic is needed. (CMK)
Descriptors: Books, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Higher Education
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Eisenmann, Linda – History of Education Quarterly, 1999
Extends F. Michael Perko's literature review "Religious Higher Education in America: An Historiographic Survey" by discussing recent developments in the history of religion and U.S. higher education. Explores issues in secularization, the influence of Richard Hofstadter, the work of Julie Reuben, Douglas Sloan, George Marsden, and…
Descriptors: Catholics, Educational History, Higher Education, Historians