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Vinovskis, Maris A. 1943-

Works: 71 works in 205 publications in 1 language and 14,478 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: LC4091, 372.210973
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Most widely held works about Maris A Vinovskis
Most widely held works by Maris A Vinovskis
The birth of Head Start preschool education policies in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations by Maris A Vinovskis( )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 2,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of the most popular and enduring legacies of President Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society programs, Project Head Start continues to support young children of low-income families-close to one million annually-by providing a range of developmental and educational services. Yet as Head Start reaches its fortieth anniversary, debates over the function and scope of this federal program persist. Although the program's importance is unquestioned across party lines, the direction of its future--whether toward a greater focus on school readiness and literacy or the continuation of a holistic approach
An "epidemic" of adolescent pregnancy? some historical and policy considerations by Maris A Vinovskis( )
10 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 1,497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Adolescent pregnancy is a problem which arouses strong feelings. This book attempts to put the matter as it affects the USA into a historical framework and to discuss the social and policy issues raised
Social science and policy-making a search for relevance in the twentieth century ( )
9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This collection of essays examines how the social sciences in America were developed as a means of social reform and later, especially after World War II, as a tool in federal policymaking and policy analysis. It also uses arenas of policymaking, such as early childhood education and welfare and its reform, as case studies in which social research was used, in policy decisions or in setting and evaluating policy goals. The book is written to aid students of public policy to appreciate the complex relationship of information--principally, of social science research--to policymaking at the federal level. David L. Featherman is Professor of Sociology and Psychology, Director and Senior Research Scientist, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan. Maris A. Vinovskis is Bentley Professor of History, Senior Research Scientist, Institute for Social Research, Faculty member, School of Public Policy, University of Michigan
History and educational policymaking by Maris A Vinovskis( )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this book an eminent scholar and policymaker analyzes the lessons that history can teach those who wish to reform the American educational system."--Jacket
Learning from the past : what history teaches us about school reform ( Book )
5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Toward a social history of the American Civil War : exploratory essays by Maris A Vinovskis( Book )
10 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The American Civil War has been the subject of thousands of books and articles, but only a small fraction of this literature examines the impact of the war on society and on the lives of the participants. This volume of essays, which focuses on the North, is intended as an initial reconnaissance by social historians into the study of the Civil War. The first essay, 'Have Social Historians Lost the Civil War?' places the war in the broader context of other American wars by comparing casualty rates. The essay also examines rates of enlistment for the North and the South, and the significance of pensions for Union soldiers and their windows. Subsequent essays look at the support for the war in small towns; the influence of nineteenth-century values and culture on Union soldiers; the nature and role of large-scale relief efforts for soldiers in Philadelphia; and the impact of the war on the politics of Chicago. The final two essays discuss the continuing importance of the war for its survivors: one by looking at those who joined the major national organization of Union veterans; and the other by studying the impact of the Civil War on Union widows in three Northern towns. Taken together, the essays demonstrate the need for historians to rediscover the impact of the Civil War on nineteenth-century society
Family and population in nineteenth-century America ( Book )
8 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From A nation at risk to No Child Left Behind : national education goals and the creation of federal education policy by Maris A Vinovskis( Book )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Distinguished historian and policy analyst Maris Vinovskis examines federal K-12 education policies, beginning with the publication of A Nation at Risk and focusing on the National Education Goals, America 2000, Goals 2000, and No Child Left Behind. In addition to discussing key policy debates, he also addresses the practical aspects of implementing and evaluating school and classroom reforms, drawing on his unique experiences working in the Department of Education during both the George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton administrations
The Law and politics of abortion ( Book )
9 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The origins of public high schools : a reexamination of the Beverly High School controversy by Maris A Vinovskis( Book )
6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Education, society, and economic opportunity : a historical perspective on persistent issues by Maris A Vinovskis( Book )
7 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maris Vinovskis critically reviews and integrates recent work in educational history and provides new research on neglected topics. He discusses such issues as: the gradual shift from the family to the public schools in the responsibility for educating the young; the rise and fall of infant schools between 1840 and 1860; the crisis in the teaching of morality in the public schools of the mid-nineteenth century; early efforts to provide schooling for impoverished children; and the evolution of the belief that education improves individual economic and social mobility. He also studies school attendance and discovers that a much higher percentage of children may have attended public high schools in the nineteenth century than has been assumed, investigates when the practice of placing children in grades according to their age became widespread, and assesses whether different age groups in previous eras varied in their support for schooling - as they seem to be doing now
Education and social change in nineteenth-century Massachusetts by Carl F Kaestle( Book )
15 editions published between 1930 and 2009 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The survival equation: man, resources, and his environment by Roger Revelle( Book )
4 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Studies in American historical demography by Maris A Vinovskis( Book )
13 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Studies in American Historical Demography is a collection of the best studies in American historical demography. The book discusses some methodological and conceptual considerations in the trends in American historical demography; the demographic history of colonial New England; and the marital migration in Essex County, Massachusetts, in the colonial and early federal periods. The text also describes the historical trends in parental power and marriage patterns in Hingham, Massachusetts; the use of demographic data that are, or may be, retrieved from colonial New England gravestones; and the
Religion, family, and the life course : explorations in the social history of early America by Gerald F Moran( Book )
6 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fertility in Massachusetts from the Revolution to the Civil War by Maris A Vinovskis( Book )
7 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fertility in Massachusetts from the Revolution to the Civil War focuses on the socioeconomic determinants of fertility differentials and trends in Massachusetts from 1765 to 1860. The book provides useful insights into the nature of the development of Massachusetts in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Topics covered in the text include analysis of the differentials and trends in white fertility ratios at the national, regional, and state levels; differentials and trends in mortality rates in Massachusetts; impact of land scarcity and the role of urbanization and industrializa
Changing federal strategies for supporting educational research, development, and statistics by Maris A Vinovskis( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The road to Charlottesville the 1989 education summit by Maris A Vinovskis( )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Revitalizing federal education research and development : improving the R & D centers, regional educational laboratories, and the "new" OERI by Maris A Vinovskis( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The author uses his research from the past decade to argue how the American public school system needs to gain functional reform in order for change to occur that will enable the research institutions to conduct more effective research for policymakers."--Jacket
Demographic history and the world population crisis by Maris A Vinovskis( Book )
3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Vinovskis, Maris 1943-
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