Participant Info

First Name
Ann Marie
Last Name
Ryan
Affiliation
Loyola University Chicago
Website URL
https://annmarieryanloyolauniversitychicago.com
Keywords
Catholic Education, Educational Measurement, Eugenics, Accreditation, Standardization, Catholic Sisters
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About Me

I am a historian of education and a teacher educator. My primary areas of research focus on the history of education, the history of curriculum (curriculum foundations), and teaching and teacher education. Within the history of education, I examine the history of Roman Catholic schooling in the United States in the early to mid-twentieth century. I focus particularly on the intersections between Catholic education and public education reform movements. This includes the examination of policy issues such as standardization, accreditation, educational measurement and educational funding.

I also look at broader topics in education and schooling through analyzing the history of teaching and learning in the past at the classroom level. I am interested in how teachers made sense of their experiences at different points in time over the twentieth century and from different perspectives. How have teachers’ socio-cultural identities shaped their experiences? How does that in turn shape the curriculum and the experiences of their students?

Recent Publications

Ryan, Ann Marie. “Catholic Minds/Bodies-Souls: Catholic Schools and Eugenic Inspired Educational Reforms in the United States, 1915-1952.” History of Educationhttps://doi.org/10.1080/0046760X.2019.1576237

Ryan, Ann Marie. “Catholic Women Educators’ Discourse and Educational Measurement in the Early Twentieth Century in the United States.” Paedagogica Historicahttps://doi.org/10.1080/00309230.2018.1537294

Ryan, Ann Marie. “From Child Study to Efficiency: District Administrators and the Use of Testing in the Chicago Public Schools, 1899 to 1928.” Paedagogica Historica 47, no. 3 (June 2011) 341-54. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00309230.2010.530284

Ryan, Ann Marie. “Agency and Structure: Catholic Women and Educational Provision in Early Twentieth Century Chicago.” International Studies in Catholic Education 2, no. 1 (March 2010) 37-49. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19422530903494819

Ryan, Ann Marie. “’More than Measurable Human Products’: Catholic Educators’ Responses to the Educational Measurement Movement in the First Half of the 20th Century.” Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice 13, no. 1 (September 2009) 76-96.  https://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/cej/article/view/875

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
20th century
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Pedagogy, Religion, Urban History, Women