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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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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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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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Setran, David P. – History of Education Quarterly, 2005
In the early twentieth century, many American educators pinned their hopes for a revitalized nation on the character education of "youth," especially adolescent boys. Although the emphasis on student morality was far from novel--nineteenth-century common and secondary schools operated as bastions of Protestant republican virtue--new perceptions of…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Democracy, Values Education, High School Students
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Albisetti, James C. – History of Education Quarterly, 2004
The title of this essay, comes from the Sherlock Holmes mystery entitled "Silver Blaze," which refers the "curious incident" as to the absence of an expected reaction. In this article, the author discusses an essay that will examine such an absent reaction, or at least a muted one: the limited impact of early intelligence…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Coeducation, Secondary Education, Educational Practices
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Rietveld-van Wingerden, Marjoke; Bakker, Nelleke – History of Education Quarterly, 2004
In the Netherlands, the first girl admitted to a qualifying secondary education and the first female university student were sisters, Frederika and Aletta Jacobs, after the father and Aletta had made successful requests. In each case, the admission brought an end to a long-standing male privilege. And in each case contemporaries conceived of these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Womens Education, Jews, Educational History
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Rury, John L. – History of Education Quarterly, 1984
The rate of female labor force participation between 1880 and 1930 increased from 15 to 25 percent. Home economics, commercial education, and industrial education were new elements of the curriculum designed for female occupations. Other programs, though coeducational, became sex-typed by the occupational roles with which they were associated. (RM)
Descriptors: Coeducation, Educational History, Employed Women, Females
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Spring, Joel H. – History of Education Quarterly, 1974
The original goals and theoretical base for the development of mass sports in the United States are discussed. (Author)
Descriptors: Athletics, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories
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Ugland, Richard M. – History of Education Quarterly, 1979
Explains how the High School Victory Corps was devised to encourage high school students to prepare themselves mentally and physically for the World War II war effort. Information is presented on how teachers in all subject areas adapted their courses to wartime circumstances. Strengths and weaknesses of the program are discussed. (DB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Educational History, Educational Needs, Educational Trends
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Pederson, Joyce Senders – History of Education Quarterly, 1979
Explores the relationship between institutional structures and social values in nineteenth century England by examining features of traditional private girls' schools. Concludes that the reformed institutions served the interests of the feminist movement by answering to the social needs and cultural values of various social groups associated with…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational History, Feminism, Higher Education
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Allmendinger, David F., Jr. – History of Education Quarterly, 1973
Nicholas Murray Butler, G. Stanley Hall, Charles W. Eliot, the respective subjects of three biographies reviewed here, were university presidents whose personal dominance has too often impeded the biographer in his task of objective historical inquiry. (JH)
Descriptors: Biographies, College Administration, Educational History, Higher Education
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Jordan, Ellen – History of Education Quarterly, 1991
Discusses changes in the education of middle class British girls during the nineteenth century. Reports that, although girls' education resembled boys' and promoted self-actualization and vocational preparation, an accepted aim was to produce good wives and mothers. Observes that challenges to women's presumed roles were not widespread until later…
Descriptors: Educational History, Females, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Tolley, Kim – History of Education Quarterly, 1996
Presents a consistent body of evidence to support the conclusion that, from the earliest decades of the 19th century, scientific subjects represented a significant and popular part of the curriculum in schools for girls. Includes evidence from primary and secondary sources. (MJP)
Descriptors: Cultural Education, Cultural Influences, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation
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Bakker, Nelleke; van Essen, Mineke – History of Education Quarterly, 1999
Explores the predominance of coeducation of secondary schools in The Netherlands, focusing on the years between 1871, when the first girl was admitted to a boys' school, and 1929. Considers topics such as the conditions of entry of the first generation of girls and the results of inquiries into school practices. (CMK)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Coeducation, Educational History, Educational Improvement
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