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The American school, 1642-2000

Author: Joel H Spring
Publisher: Boston : McGraw-Hill, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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This text provides a history of social, political and ideological forces that have helped to shape the evolution of schooling in America, from colonial times to the new millennium.

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Spring, Joel H.
American school, 1642-2000.
Boston : McGraw-Hill, ©2001
(OCoLC)606547759
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joel H Spring
ISBN: 0072322748 9780072322743
OCLC Number: 43521055
Notes: Revised edition of: The American school, 1642-1996. 4th ed. c1997.
Description: xii, 452 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Thinking critically about history: ideological management and the culture wars --
Religion and education in colonial education --
The Ghost Dance and the schooling of Native Americans --
Nationalism, multiculturalism, and moral reform in the new republic --
The common school and the threat of cultural pluralism --
The ideology and politics of the common school --
Organizing the American school: the Nineteenth-Century schoolmarm --
Educational racism: Native Americans and Asian Americans --
Hispanic/Latino Americans: exclusion and segregation --
Education and segregation: African Americans --
Growth of the welfare function of schools: school showers, kindergarten, playgrounds, and social centers --
The school and the workplace: high school, junior high school, and vocational guidance and education --
Meritocracy: the experts take charge --
The politics of knowledge: teachers unions, American Legion, radicalism, movies, and radio --
Education and national policy --
The great civil rights movement and the new culture wars --
The end of the century.
Responsibility: Joel Spring.
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