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History of Education

Historical Research

Researching a historical figure involves looking at the changes as they happened during the time of the person in question through primary sources as well as looking at the historical and educational impact in scholarly publications.

Research one person who has contributed to the development of the American education system. A proposal and annotated bibliography will be written as well and handed in. These 2 assignments will be counted in the participation grade.

The focus of the paper should include:

  • Biography of the person
  •  Historical context of his/her life
  • Educational historical context
  • Contribution made to the history of American education

Resources:  at least 2 primary sources, at least 3-4 secondary sources (these are peer reviewed), Internet sources need to be approved by the professor