Stories from JSTOR Daily about education, libraries, learning, and student life.
Shaken by Nazi propaganda, educators tried to teach anti-racist lessons in the 30s-40s. Their methods, however, would be considered very problematic today.
Corporal punishment of students largely fell out of favor in the early 19th century. The preferred new system used prizes to encourage good behavior.
Students tend to fill out end-of-year evaluations so as to describe a “narrative of progress.” For teachers, this is fast food of the mind.
A century ago, the Flexner Report led to the closure of 75% of U.S. medical schools. It still explains a lot about today’s unequal access to healthcare.
JSTOR Text Analyzer provides students with an additional resource for finding scholarly material.
Minority students in racially isolated schools have drastically less access to critical educational resources.
This non-exhaustive reading list discusses the origins of affirmative action, the question of race vs. class, and the effects of meritocracy.
In the wake of the college admissions scandal, scholars go back to the drawing board to answer this most central question.
Are children’s drawings meaningless scribbles or serious creative work? Western scholars and child psychologists have debated this topic for years.