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1. Richey, Tory Lynn. An Historical Inquiry into Thomas Jefferson's Influence on the American Educational System.

Degree: PhD, Educational Administration and Policy Studies, 2009, U of Denver

The purpose of this study was to take a deeper look at the influence of an important American historical figure, Thomas Jefferson, on the institution of the American Educational System. Thomas Jefferson was involved in many decisions involving the traditions, practices and institutions of many educational establishments of his time period. His writings have had a lasting influence on our society and the world. His words have been incorporated into many different countries' constitutions across the world. It was important to study decisions of the past in order to understand how to make well-educated decisions in the future. Thomas Jefferson's ideas, his involvement in government, his personal morals and his involvement in writing documents have helped in founding our current educational system. Some examples of his beliefs about education were Universial Education, that education was tool used to keep tyranny at bay by having an informed citizenry and for providing for a system that allowed the intellectual elite to excel through a system of public education. They are all major contributing factors to how he made decisions which influenced the American Educational System. Therefore it made a study of that influence relevant. Jefferson and his contemporaries had many thoughts and contributed many ideas towards the founding of our Early American Educational System. Jefferson had a wide base of ideas about various levels and aspects of education. Jefferson's diverse interests in different aspects of education had an influence on various facets of the American educational world. That interest therefore deserved a study to show Jefferson's influence, both positive and negative, on the founding of the American Educational System. The influence of the American thought process on the topic of education is a meaningful addition to the body of work on Jefferson. Advisors/Committee Members: Elinor Katz, Ph.D..

Subjects/Keywords: Education; Influence; Thomas Jefferson; Education; Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education

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APA (6th Edition):

Richey, T. L. (2009). An Historical Inquiry into Thomas Jefferson's Influence on the American Educational System. (Doctoral Dissertation). U of Denver. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.du.edu/etd/909

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Richey, Tory Lynn. “An Historical Inquiry into Thomas Jefferson's Influence on the American Educational System.” 2009. Doctoral Dissertation, U of Denver. Accessed February 21, 2019. https://digitalcommons.du.edu/etd/909.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Richey, Tory Lynn. “An Historical Inquiry into Thomas Jefferson's Influence on the American Educational System.” 2009. Web. 21 Feb 2019.

Vancouver:

Richey TL. An Historical Inquiry into Thomas Jefferson's Influence on the American Educational System. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. U of Denver; 2009. [cited 2019 Feb 21]. Available from: https://digitalcommons.du.edu/etd/909.

Council of Science Editors:

Richey TL. An Historical Inquiry into Thomas Jefferson's Influence on the American Educational System. [Doctoral Dissertation]. U of Denver; 2009. Available from: https://digitalcommons.du.edu/etd/909

2. Deverell, Debra Jean. (De)Composing a Garden for Children's Play.

Degree: PhD, Educational Administration and Policy Studies, 2009, U of Denver

Kindergarten has been a part of the educational landscape of the United States since 1856, when the first kindergarten opened in Watertown, Wisconsin. If we fast-forward more than a century and a half to the present, it is clear that the landscape composition of the garden-ideologically, culturally, socially, and politically for children's play has drastically changed. The purpose of this study, (De)Composing a Garden for Children's Play, is to examine kindergartners' play set against changing school polices and practices of recent years in one Colorado school district. Four research questions guided this inquiry: 1. What does kindergarten look like in this school district? 2. What is the current state of play in the kindergarten classroom? 3. Are teachers establishing practices responsive to the cognitive, social and emotional well-being of kindergartners, while at the same time adhering to the requirements of the district and/or state and federal government? 4. How do contemporary kindergartners themselves reflect upon or view the kinds (amounts) of play which they engage in within the school day? Elliot Eisner's model of Educational Connoisseurship and Criticism was the qualitative method utilized throughout this study. Data was collected over seven months during the 2008-09 academic year. Fredrich Froebel's ideal, of kindergarten as a garden for children's play, has changed over time due to myriad reasons. One is the entire transfer of kindergarten from a private entity to the K-12 public education arena since World War II. Another change in kindergarten education can be traced to changes in educational policy in the "age of accountability." As a result, more curriculum is presented to students at a younger age. The urge to "get it covered" was felt by each of the teachers in this study, in that they all alluded to the pressures of curricular coverage. It is little surprise that more time was dedicated to "work" and less time was devoted to free "play." Further research possibilities include: exploration of preschool settings in the age of accountability as well as a closer look into pre-service and in-service education on the value of play for educators. Advisors/Committee Members: Elinor Katz, Ph.D..

Subjects/Keywords: Age of accountability; Educational policy; Kindergarten; Play; Curriculum and Instruction; Early Childhood Education

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APA (6th Edition):

Deverell, D. J. (2009). (De)Composing a Garden for Children's Play. (Doctoral Dissertation). U of Denver. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.du.edu/etd/160

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Deverell, Debra Jean. “(De)Composing a Garden for Children's Play.” 2009. Doctoral Dissertation, U of Denver. Accessed February 21, 2019. https://digitalcommons.du.edu/etd/160.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Deverell, Debra Jean. “(De)Composing a Garden for Children's Play.” 2009. Web. 21 Feb 2019.

Vancouver:

Deverell DJ. (De)Composing a Garden for Children's Play. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. U of Denver; 2009. [cited 2019 Feb 21]. Available from: https://digitalcommons.du.edu/etd/160.

Council of Science Editors:

Deverell DJ. (De)Composing a Garden for Children's Play. [Doctoral Dissertation]. U of Denver; 2009. Available from: https://digitalcommons.du.edu/etd/160

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