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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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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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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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Rury, John L. – History of Education Quarterly, 2006
There is a widely held notion, even among educational historians, that the history of education is an unusual academic specialty, embraced fully by neither the professional world of teaching nor the historical profession. But in fact, the history of education may not be so unusual a specialization. It is one of a number of historical fields of…
Descriptors: Historians, Schools of Education, Educational History, Intellectual Disciplines
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Nelson, Adam R. – History of Education Quarterly, 2005
In 1979, fourteen years after publishing his landmark work, "The Emergence of the American University," Laurence R. Veysey wrote a forward-looking article for the "American Quarterly" titled "The Autonomy of American History Reconsidered." In his article, Veysey suggested that the time had come to rewrite American…
Descriptors: United States History, Universities, Higher Education, Educational History
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Mattingly, Paul H. – History of Education Quarterly, 2004
This conversation begins with two observations: first, the professional organizations--conferences and journals--need to play more self-conscious, activist roles in shaping scholarly canons. Second, whatever canon now presides over American higher educational history is an extremely tolerant one. So much of current scholarship seems to arise out…
Descriptors: Educational History, Narration, Higher Education, Scholarship