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Innocent Experiments: Childhood and the Culture of Public Science in the United States

Rebecca Onion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629476
eISBN:
9781469629490
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629476.001.0001
Subject:
Education, History of Education

Since World War II, the American discourse around children and science has been held in the form of a postmortem: a series of diagnoses pointing to a commitment gap that never seems to be fixed. The ... More


A Scarcity of Great Men: Educating Leaders at Howard and Oberlin

Christi M. Smith

in Reparation and Reconciliation: The Rise and Fall of Integrated Higher Education

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630687
eISBN:
9781469630717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630687.003.0006
Subject:
Education, History of Education

Chapter 6 explores the paths Howard and Oberlin took to attain elite status. The field of higher education increasingly emphasized liberal arts education for white elites and industrial training for ... More


Space Cadets and Rocket Boys: Policing the Masculinity of Scientific Enthusiasms

Rebecca Onion

in Innocent Experiments: Childhood and the Culture of Public Science in the United States

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629476
eISBN:
9781469629490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629476.003.0005
Subject:
Education, History of Education

After World War II, science-fiction authors found lucrative side gigs in writing fiction for young people. Before “young adult” books were a fixed category, authors like Robert Heinlein wrote stories ... More


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