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Hark Upon The Gayle: A Depiction Of The Experiences Of The First Women Students At William & Mary, Yi Hao, Lisa Milne Jun 2018

Hark Upon The Gayle: A Depiction Of The Experiences Of The First Women Students At William & Mary, Yi Hao, Lisa Milne

The William & Mary Educational Review

As William & Mary celebrates the 100th anniversary of admitting women students as the first public college in Virginia to institute a co-educational system, this paper explores the life and times of the women who have shaped the College’s legacy for future women students. In researching the first women at William & Mary, we have found historical documentation, such as personal papers (letters and surveys) from both women students of the class of 1918 and a prior researcher; the Flat Hat, a student-run newspaper at the College; meeting minutes from the College Board of Visitors; William & Mary President Lyon Tyler’s papers; and, administrative artifacts from the Office of the Dean of Women. The pages that follow chronicle the challenges and advancements women students and the Deans of Women encountered while contributing to gender equality at one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in America.


A Case Study In The Interdisciplinary: The Role Of Anthropology, Archaeology And History In Academia And Museums, Alexnadra A. Rosenberg May 2017

A Case Study In The Interdisciplinary: The Role Of Anthropology, Archaeology And History In Academia And Museums, Alexnadra A. Rosenberg

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This thesis will examine the importance of an interdisciplinary approach to anthropology, archaeology and history in both academic and museum settings. Using the “Lives Bound Together: Slavery at George Washington’s Mount Vernon” exhibit as a case study, the necessity of teaching from an interdisciplinary perspective at an undergraduate level, if not before is stressed. Specific attention is given to the subfield of archaeology, the role of oral histories and descendant communities in creating museum exhibitions and the ways in which the museum presents a historical narrative about a complex and emotionally charged topic to visitors who arrive with diverse ...


American Education Reform And The Humanism Of Mathematics, 1890-1940, James Leach May 2017

American Education Reform And The Humanism Of Mathematics, 1890-1940, James Leach

Undergraduate Honors Theses

In the early 20th century, mathematicians and math teachers became interested in the connections between mathematics and areas of humanistic interest such as philosophy, aesthetics, music, and especially history. This thesis narrates how this interest came about and explains mathematics educators' motivation and understanding of mathematics as a humanistic discipline. Math educators reacted to an attack on their subject from progressive educators who argued that math education was inefficient or useless to children. In response, math educators stressed the cultural value of the subject, portraying it as an important part of human culture and an essential subject in the school ...


Understanding North Korea In The Korean Diaspora: Teaching North Korea To American Students, So Dam Hong May 2016

Understanding North Korea In The Korean Diaspora: Teaching North Korea To American Students, So Dam Hong

Undergraduate Honors Theses

My honors thesis is a teaching project on the topic of “Understanding North Korea in the Korean Diaspora,” which is designed to be part of Korean American Diaspora Studies (KADS), a class taught in spring 2016 at the College of William and Mary, or as a short individual class for Korean American and non-Korean American college students. I designed and developed this course and honors thesis to provide teachers and students with the opportunity to teach and learn about North Korea beyond preconceptions and stereotypes, which are constructed and maintained by the mainstream culture, by digging out the buried and ...


“The Internal Conflict:” Navigating Transitional Education In Postwar Guatemala, Brenna Michelle Ferris Apr 2016

“The Internal Conflict:” Navigating Transitional Education In Postwar Guatemala, Brenna Michelle Ferris

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This Honors Thesis places schools at the focus of an exploration of “post-war” Guatemala. Schools, particularly primary schools, are epicenters for civic education and the basis of historical knowledge for citizens. I seek to show that following a divisive civil war schools are an important site of contestation of national narratives. Examination of the primary school curriculum in Guatemala, and interviews with primary school teachers reveal how the official state narrative does (or, significantly, does not) address the recent traumatic past, leading to the creation of historical memory. These sources also demonstrate the impact of the educational reform as part ...


The Brafferton Estate: Harvard, William And Mary, And Religion In The Early Modern English Atlantic World, Mark Mulligan Jan 2015

The Brafferton Estate: Harvard, William And Mary, And Religion In The Early Modern English Atlantic World, Mark Mulligan

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Accidental Agent Of Change: George Ticknor's Study Abroad In 1815 Germany, Leslie Bohon Nov 2014

Accidental Agent Of Change: George Ticknor's Study Abroad In 1815 Germany, Leslie Bohon

The William & Mary Educational Review

The historian Herbst (1965) posited that “scholarship . . . like most human endeavors, [is] given [its] distinguishing character by the specific time and place in which [it is] pursued” (p. vii). The distinguishing character of U.S. higher education at the turn of the nineteenth century was transition. Indeed, in the early 1800s, U.S. educators were struggling to determine the future of higher education in the United States, igniting discussions and disagreements concerning everything from the purpose of education, to curriculum and pedagogy, and to student life (Herbst, 1965). Yet, answers did not appear to be forthcoming from within the young ...


Behind The Scenes At William And Mary: Front Stage History And Backstage Archaeology, Tiffany Olivia Little Jan 2014

Behind The Scenes At William And Mary: Front Stage History And Backstage Archaeology, Tiffany Olivia Little

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


A Union Of Church And State: The Freedmen's Bureau And The Education Of African Americans In Virginia From 1865--1871, Aaron Jason Butler Jan 2013

A Union Of Church And State: The Freedmen's Bureau And The Education Of African Americans In Virginia From 1865--1871, Aaron Jason Butler

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

In 2003, the Virginia Department of Education authorized a committee of 11 teachers to write a report detailing Virginia's public education history. The committee drafted a document that provided a chronological account of the major developments in public education in Virginia from 1607 to 2003. The document provided minimal coverage of the history of Virginia's African American population, specifically during the Antebellum (1830s-1860s) and Reconstruction (1865-1871) eras. The history of public education for Virginia's African American population, 1865-1870, was completely omitted from the document. The post-Civil-War era was a critical time period in both United States and ...


Integrating "The Star City Of The South": Roanoke School Desegregation And The Politics Of Delay, Peter Carr Jones Jan 2013

Integrating "The Star City Of The South": Roanoke School Desegregation And The Politics Of Delay, Peter Carr Jones

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Changing Girl: Sex Education And Prescriptions Of White Girlhood, Laura M. Ansley Jan 2012

The Changing Girl: Sex Education And Prescriptions Of White Girlhood, Laura M. Ansley

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


A Bold Promise: Black Readjusters And The Founding Of Virginia State University, Leigh Alexandra Soares Jan 2012

A Bold Promise: Black Readjusters And The Founding Of Virginia State University, Leigh Alexandra Soares

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Particular And Purposeful Visions: How The Richmond School Of Social Work Engaged The Nation And World From 1917 To 1939, Kelly Finefrock-Creed Jan 2011

Particular And Purposeful Visions: How The Richmond School Of Social Work Engaged The Nation And World From 1917 To 1939, Kelly Finefrock-Creed

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Keep On Keeping On: The Naacp And The Implementation Of Brown V. Board Of Education In Virginia, Brian James Daugherity Jan 2010

Keep On Keeping On: The Naacp And The Implementation Of Brown V. Board Of Education In Virginia, Brian James Daugherity

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

On May 17, 1954, the United States Supreme Court handed down one of its most important decisions in the twentieth century. Brown v. Board of Education ordered twenty-one U.S. states, including Virginia, to end racial segregation in their public schools.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), a nationally-known African American civil rights organization, had led the legal campaign to bring about the Brown decision. After its victory, the organization focused on how to bring about the implementation of the decision in the South in order to effectuate school desegregation. In the later 1950s, the NAACP ...


Recipe For Citizenship: Professionalization And Power In World War I Dietetics, Kathleen Marie Scott Jan 2009

Recipe For Citizenship: Professionalization And Power In World War I Dietetics, Kathleen Marie Scott

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This dissertation is an analysis of the professionalization tactics of white, native-born, Protestant, middle-class women who served with the U.S. armed forces as dietitians during World War I. Through the overlapping rubrics of maternalism, citizenship, and professionalism, I examine the ways in which dominant race, class, and gender ideologies inflected their quest for professionalization. I specifically examine the way hospital dietitians infused their expertise with rhetoric of race betterment and national security to acquire distinct status and authority in relation to other female medical/health practitioners. In this study, I locate the ideological origins of Public Law 36, 80 ...


"--All United Like Sisters--": Education, Friendship, And The Bonds Of Womanhood At Litchfield Female Academy, 1782--1833, Amy E. Whelan Jan 2009

"--All United Like Sisters--": Education, Friendship, And The Bonds Of Womanhood At Litchfield Female Academy, 1782--1833, Amy E. Whelan

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Our Great Physicist: Professor Joseph Henry Of Princeton And The Rise Of Science In The Antebellum College, Sarah Swords Jan 2006

Our Great Physicist: Professor Joseph Henry Of Princeton And The Rise Of Science In The Antebellum College, Sarah Swords

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


A Schoolhouse Behind Every Cannon: Freedpeople's Education And Reconstruction In Virginia, 1864-1876, Justin Andrew Pariseau Jan 2005

A Schoolhouse Behind Every Cannon: Freedpeople's Education And Reconstruction In Virginia, 1864-1876, Justin Andrew Pariseau

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Postbellum Education Of African Americans: Race, Economy, Power, And The Pursuit Of A System Of Schooling In The Rural Virginia Counties Of Surry And Gloucester, Benjamin Andrew Swenson Jan 2004

Postbellum Education Of African Americans: Race, Economy, Power, And The Pursuit Of A System Of Schooling In The Rural Virginia Counties Of Surry And Gloucester, Benjamin Andrew Swenson

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Desegregating Boston's Schools: Episode 1, Melisa Kate Nasella Jan 2002

Desegregating Boston's Schools: Episode 1, Melisa Kate Nasella

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Hannah And Priscilla: The Education Of Slave Girls And Planters' Daughters In Eighteenth-Century Virginia, Amber Esplin Jan 2001

Hannah And Priscilla: The Education Of Slave Girls And Planters' Daughters In Eighteenth-Century Virginia, Amber Esplin

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Educating Eighteenth-Century Black Children: The Bray Schools, Jennifer Bridges Oast Jan 2000

Educating Eighteenth-Century Black Children: The Bray Schools, Jennifer Bridges Oast

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Church, State, And School: The Education Of Freedmen In Virginia, 1861-1870, Susan W. Gillespie Jan 1998

Church, State, And School: The Education Of Freedmen In Virginia, 1861-1870, Susan W. Gillespie

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Manassas Industrial School For Colored Youth, 1894-1916, Laura Ann Peake Jan 1995

The Manassas Industrial School For Colored Youth, 1894-1916, Laura Ann Peake

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Academic Freedom And Faculty Careers: A Case Study Of Four Nobel Laureate Exiles, 1930-1940, Timothy Dale Norton Jan 1995

Academic Freedom And Faculty Careers: A Case Study Of Four Nobel Laureate Exiles, 1930-1940, Timothy Dale Norton

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The purpose of this historical study was to evaluate the consequences that the politically-determined conventions of academic freedom in Germany and in the United States had on the careers of four elite scientists before and after their emigration resulting from the threats of Nazism. This problem consisted of three distinct conceptual parts: (1) academic freedom, as a concept, (2) the political conventions of academic freedom within pre-World War II Germany and within pre- and World War II America, and (3) the effect that these definitions had on the careers of Albert Einstein, James Franck, Otto Meyerhof, and Otto Stern. The ...


The Life Histories Of Ten Of The First Women To Attend The College Of William And Mary [1918-1930], Diane Marie Roy Jan 1994

The Life Histories Of Ten Of The First Women To Attend The College Of William And Mary [1918-1930], Diane Marie Roy

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Campus And Consortium In An Era Of Large-Scale Research: An Historical Study Of The Virginia Associated Research Center, 1962-1967, Elizabeth Buchanan Ward Jan 1993

Campus And Consortium In An Era Of Large-Scale Research: An Historical Study Of The Virginia Associated Research Center, 1962-1967, Elizabeth Buchanan Ward

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

A large agency of the Federal Government, three public institutions of higher learning, and two agents of State Government in the Commonwealth of Virginia launched a federally funded research and education consortium in 1962. The Virginia Associated Research Center (VARC) promised great success. The University of Virginia, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and The College of William and Mary joined forces to provide the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Langley Research Center with a scientific research base and a graduate education program. The Commonwealth initially provided enthusiastic support from the Governor's office and from the State Council for Higher Education ...


Horace Mann: A Comparison Of A Traditional And A Revisionist Biography, George C. Whiting Jan 1989

Horace Mann: A Comparison Of A Traditional And A Revisionist Biography, George C. Whiting

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The purpose of this study was to compare a traditional biography, Burke A. Hinsdale's Horace Mann and the Common School Revival in the United States (1900), and a revisionist biography, Jonathan Messerli's Horace Mann: a Biography (1972), within a "neutral" frame of reference to determine which author made the more logical use of evidence to support his argument.;David H. Fischer's Historians' Fallacies (1970) and Richard E. Neustadt & Ernest R. May's Thinking in Time (1986) were used to formulate a "neutral" frame of reference within which to analyze the two biographies.;Hinsdale's explanation was found to consist of a series of generalizations few of which were supported by credible relevant evidence. Thus, while Messerli's explanation in part relied ...


Presenting The Past: Education, Interpretation And The Teaching Of Black History At Colonial Williamsburg, Rex Marshall Ellis Jan 1989

Presenting The Past: Education, Interpretation And The Teaching Of Black History At Colonial Williamsburg, Rex Marshall Ellis

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation began in 1926. Within four years after its initial construction, the need to begin some means of presenting information to a growing population of visitors became apparent. In this study, an attempt will be made to answer the question, "How has the history of interpretation at Colonial Williamsburg influenced its teaching of black history?".;The major research question and the subsidiary questions were prompted by the recent inclusion of a black history program at the foundation. In this study, primary focus will be given to the history of interpretation at Colonial Williamsburg. An attempt will be ...


The Making Of "Polished Patriots": The Education Of Boys In Colonial Virginia, Jan Kirsten. Gilliam Jan 1988

The Making Of "Polished Patriots": The Education Of Boys In Colonial Virginia, Jan Kirsten. Gilliam

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.