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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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Lowen, Rebecca S. – History of Education Quarterly, 2005
In this article, the author first read "The Emergence of the American University" by Lawrence R. Veysey, nearly twenty years ago as a graduate student. She has consulted it innumerable times since, and remains impressed by its ambitious scope, careful research and elegant prose. She has always wondered if Veysey's interest in the history…
Descriptors: War, Federal Government, Faculty, Educational History
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Cohen, Miriam – History of Education Quarterly, 2005
In this article, the author discusses her comparative study of the history of the welfare state in the United States, England, and France, she studies some of the usual features of the welfare state, which include important entitlement programs, such as social insurance, and protective labor legislation, but she also focuses on the development of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Public Education, Politics of Education
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Lopez-Goni, Irene – History of Education Quarterly, 2005
The Basque School, as well as a type of school, is an educational phenomenon that emerged and underwent most of its development during the twentieth century. Some initial confusion existed between the terms "Basque school," "bilingual school" and "ikastola," due to the undefined nature of the Basque model of schooling…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Regional Schools, Indo European Languages, Spanish Culture
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Blessing, Benita – History of Education Quarterly, 2005
In this article the author discusses that, at the end of World War II, German educational administrators in the Soviet occupied zone of their nation decided to implement coeducation; that is, the schooling of girls and boys in the same classroom. This policy represents a radical break with German educational traditions, as well as with the western…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Action, Educational Change, Coeducation
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Pepin, Craig K. – History of Education Quarterly, 2005
After 1945, the words "anti-fascist education" appeared much less frequently in the western zones of occupied Germany than in the Soviet zone, but the concerns expressed by the phrase were shared by all occupying powers: How could education help prevent a resurgence of Nazism? For the American and British occupation authorities, and to a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Authoritarianism, Universities, War
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Puaca, Brian M. – History of Education Quarterly, 2005
In this paper, the author highlights the Berlin Student Parliament and assesses educational innovations of the postwar era. The Berlin Student Parliament is but one example of the postwar pedagogical and curricular initiatives that sought to prepare West German pupils for their responsibilities in the new democracy. The organization believe that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Innovation, Democracy, Educational Change
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Plum, Catherine – History of Education Quarterly, 2005
In this article, the author discusses how the municipal authorities eliminate the names of all schools in eastern Berlin in 1990 to formalize the spontaneous purge of school identities. She added, that the renaming of primary and secondary schools at this historical juncture provides a unique vantage point for examining what the democratic turning…
Descriptors: Social Systems, Organizational Change, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
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Cavanagh, Sheila L. – History of Education Quarterly, 2005
In this essay, the author first describes the cultural ethos of the Federation of Women Teachers' Associations of Ontario (FWTAO), with its primary commitment to the never-married teacher. She then traces the declining status of the single, female teacher in the postwar period. Coupled with this decline is an emphasis placed on the importance of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sexuality, Women Faculty, Sexual Orientation
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Dorn, Charles – History of Education Quarterly, 2005
In this article, the author discusses the experiences of Marian Sauer as one of the teachers during World War II. Marian Sauer, began teaching at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School in Richmond, California, in 1942. During World War II, Richmond's population skyrocketed, as a direct result of homefront mobilization and school enrollments grew six…
Descriptors: Educational History, Public Schools, African Americans, Racial Discrimination
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Fultz, Michael – History of Education Quarterly, 2004
In 1951, three brief commentaries in the "Journal of Negro Education" drew public attention to the potentially tenuous job security of African-American educators in the South, Black professionals whose employment status was being called into question as southern educational institutions faced the prospect of desegregation. The specific incident…
Descriptors: Job Security, African American Education, African American Teachers, Employment Level
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Zimmerman, Jonathan – History of Education Quarterly, 2004
This article discusses the struggles over school textbooks to probe America's postwar discourse about race, highlighting the shift towards psychological modes of explanation and remedy. The first section examines debates in the North during the 1940s and early 1950s when a new cohort of African-American freedom fighters--the so-called "World War…
Descriptors: Educational History, Textbooks, Cultural Pluralism, African Americans
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Gasman, Marybeth – History of Education Quarterly, 2004
In spite of the euphoria of the "Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas" decision outlawing segregation, Black leaders and presidents of the member colleges of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) understood that this critical point in history brought both opportunities and challenges to Black higher education. The "Brown" decision…
Descriptors: African Americans, College Presidents, Black Colleges, Fund Raising
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Waite, Cally L. – History of Education Quarterly, 2004
This paper examines the issues on whether Brown really desegregate school. Study shows that many cases of large number of segregated schools still exist today. This was the complexity of addressing this issue that makes teaching Brown a challenge. The 1954 Supreme Court decision--Brown v. Board of Education was the basis of their study for the…
Descriptors: School Desegregation, Educational History, Desegregation Litigation, Whites
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Dougherty, Jack – History of Education Quarterly, 2004
Some teaching innovations arise from a combination of good intentions, last-minute planning, and incredible luck. In this article, the author discusses the different interpretations of the students on Constance Curry's 'Silver Rights' and David Cecelski's 'Along Freedom Road,' the two books he assigns to the class in the history of education…
Descriptors: Instructional Innovation, Historical Interpretation, Creative Teaching, School Desegregation
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