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Building the Education System

Stephen Kosack

in The Education of Nations: How the Political Organization of the Poor, Not Democracy, Led Governments to Invest in Mass Education

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199841653
eISBN:
9780199949540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841653.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter analyzes how the government will build the education system predicted in the previous chapter. In adjusting its education system, the government’s primary tool is its budget, and the ... More


Business as Usual: Caribbean Britishness in West Indian Schools

Anne Spry Rush

in Bonds of Empire: West Indians and Britishness from Victoria to Decolonization

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199588558
eISBN:
9780191728990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588558.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter, the last to deal with schooling, explores the complex educational ties between Britain and the Caribbean after the Second World War. It suggests that the value West Indians placed on ... More


Age Is Nothing But a Number

Handel Reynolds

in The Big Squeeze: A Social and Political History of the Controversial Mammogram

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450938
eISBN:
9780801466007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450938.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter details the re-emergence of a controversy in the 1990s, which nearly brought the ascendancy of mammography to a complete halt. The controversy stemmed from the results of a major ... More


Transgressions of the Everyday: Stories of Mother-Son Incest in Japanese Popular Culture

Anne Allison

in Permitted and Prohibited Desires: Mothers, Comics, and Censorship in Japan

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520219908
eISBN:
9780520923447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219908.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter looks at a host of stories about mother–son incest that were faddish in a spectrum of the mass media in the late 1970s and early 1980s. In all, the elements of the narrative were so ... More


Preseason Preparation

Robert K. Wallace

in Thirteen Women Strong: The Making of a Team

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125152
eISBN:
9780813135052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125152.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The preseason basketball drills alternate offense and defense, as well as fast and calm. Early in the semester the offensive moves are pretty basic, working on the fundamentals of shooting, passing, ... More


The Main Invention

Roger R. Tamte

in Walter Camp and the Creation of American Football

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780252041617
eISBN:
9780252050275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041617.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

At an emergency April 1882 rule-making convention, Camp introduces a “downs-and-distance” rule under which ball possession is made contingent: the team on offense must advance the ball five yards in ... More


The Premarital Pelvic Examination

Carolyn Herbst Lewis

in Prescription for Heterosexuality: Sexual Citizenship in the Cold War Era

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834251
eISBN:
9781469606385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899540_lewis.8
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

The premarital consultation is a program that physicians envisioned as a means of ensuring both the psychosexual adjustment of their patients and the stability of their patients' marriages. This ... More


The Quest for Excellence in an Era of Bigotry

Robert J. Kaczorowski

in Fordham University School of Law: A History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823239559
eISBN:
9780823239597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239559.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

Chapter 3 recounts the leadership of Dean Ignatius M. Wilkinson in achieving higher admission and academic standards in legal education generally and Fordham Law School specifically. The school ... More


Incense Light Buddhist Seminary for Nuns

Chün-Fang Yü

in Passing the Light: The Incense Light Community and Buddhist Nuns in Contemporary Taiwan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836580
eISBN:
9780824871086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836580.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter focuses on the entrance exam and curriculum of the Incense Light Buddhist Seminary. In less than two months after Wuyin was installed as the abbess of Incense Light Temple on January 5, ... More


High-Stakes Testing and the Rise of the GED

Andrew Halpern-Manners, John Robert Warren, and Eric Grodsky

in The Myth of Achievement Tests: The GED and the Role of Character in American Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226100098
eISBN:
9780226100128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226100128.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Over the past three decades, many states have enacted legislation mandating that students pass high school exit exams (HSEEs) before completing high school. There is considerable evidence to suggest ... More


The Stress of Grades: Tests and Papers

Simon J. Bronner

in Campus Traditions: Folklore from the Old-Time College to the Modern Mega-University

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036163
eISBN:
9781621036173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036163.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

Once they enter college, students soon realize that tests and papers determine what grades they get. Despite the pronouncement of professors and official campus literature that accomplishment in a ... More


Racism in the Nation's Service: Government Workers and the Color Line in Woodrow Wilson's America

Eric S. Yellin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607207
eISBN:
9781469608020
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9781469607214_Yellin
Subject:
History, African-American History

Between the 1880s and 1910s, thousands of African Americans passed civil service exams and became employed in the executive offices of the federal government. However, by 1920, promotions to ... More


Bodies of Knowledge: Sexuality, Reproduction, and Women's Health in the Second Wave

Wendy Kline

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226443058
eISBN:
9780226443072
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226443072.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, women argued that unless they gained access to information about their own bodies, there would be no equality. This book, which considers the ways in which ordinary ... More


Politicized Pedagogy

in The Nazi Symbiosis: Human Genetics and Politics in the Third Reich

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226891767
eISBN:
9780226891798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226891798.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the way human heredity was taught in the college-preparatory schools in Germany prior to and during the Third Reich, revealing that eugenics was taught even before the Nazi ... More


Reexamining the Pelvic: The Pelvic Instruction Controversy of the 1970s

in Bodies of Knowledge: Sexuality, Reproduction, and Women's Health in the Second Wave

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226443058
eISBN:
9780226443072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226443072.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter addresses feminist pedagogy and medical education by tracing the rise and fall of the Pelvic Teaching Program created by feminist health activists at Boston's Women's Community Health ... More


Multiple regression and nonlinear models

Andrew Gelman and Deborah Nolan

in Teaching Statistics: A Bag of Tricks

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198785699
eISBN:
9780191827518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198785699.003.0010
Subject:
Mathematics, Educational Mathematics

This chapter covers multiple regression and links statistical inference to general topics such as lurking variables that arose earlier. Many examples can be used to illustrate multiple regression, ... More


Princes and Paupers

Mutsuo Takahashi

in Twelve Views from the Distance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672776
eISBN:
9781452948157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672776.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter discusses Takahashi Mutsuo’s experience in kindergarten, where he compared his young school days to kidnapping stories his mother used to tell him. It describes Mutsuo’s routine in ... More


Boundary-Drawing around the Proper: From the Victorians to the Present

Anna Bull

in Class, Control, and Classical Music

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190844356
eISBN:
9780190844387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190844356.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter draws on the musical biographies of the young people in this study to map out the ‘institutional ecology’ of youth classical music in England. Music conservatoires and exam boards, many ... More


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