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Cally Waite

Professional Background

Educational Background

B.A., New College; M.A., Stanford University; Ed.D., Harvard University

Scholarly Interests

The transformation of higher education in the late 19th century;  historical theory and methodology.

Selected Publications

Permission to Remain Among Us: Education for Blacks in Oberlin, 1880-1914 (Greenwood Press).
"The Invisible ‘Talented Tenth', Women and Dubois" (Feminist Engagements).
"Fighting Injustice Through Education" (History of Education).

useful web sites

Reform of NYC Public Schools, 1896: The Reform of NYC Public Schools, 1896 Web site has a number of primary sources that provide contextual information about New York City's public schools. These resources set the parameters within which you will work. In other words, you can't simply suggest that all new schools be buil to compensate for the rapid growth of the student population. Some issues to consider: the growth of the student population, growth of immigrant population, teacher shortage, labor shortage in factories, and the various constituencies and their needs. 

A&HH 4070: History of Education in the United States

Professors Waite, Erickson, or Weneck. Considers the development of American education in the context of American social and intellectual history.

A&HH 4074: Historical visions of teachers and teaching

Professor Waite. A critical examination of popular representations of teachers during the 20th century.

A&HH 4901: Research and independent study

Faculty. Permission of instructor required.

A&HH 5070: History and theory of higher education

Professor Waite. Fundamental ideas that have shaped liberal education in the United States and basic issues that arise in the formulation of purposes, policies, and educational programs in colleges and universities.

A&HH 5076: History of African-American education

Professor Waite. An exploration of informal and formal education from slavery to the present.

A&HH 5670: Colloquium in history and education

Professor Waite. Discussion of research and teaching topics in history and education.

A&HH 6041: Historical method

Faculty. Permission of instructor required. Methods, principles, and problems of historical research and interpretation. Designed for students throughout the College undertaking systematic inquiries on historical topics.

A&HH 6970: Advanced doctoral seminar

Presentation of dissertation proposals and drafts and explorations of the employment prospects of specialists in history and education.

A&HH 8901: Dissertation advisement in history and education

Faculty. Individual advisement on doctoral dissertations. Fee to equal 3 points at current tuition rate for each term. For requirements, see section in catalog on Continuous Registration for Ed.D./Ph.D. degrees