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The American school, 1642-2004

Author: Joel H Spring
Publisher: Boston : McGraw-Hill, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 6th edView all editions and formats
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A comprehensive history of American education that aims to stimulate critical analysis and thinking by offering alternative interpretations of each historical period. This book emphasizes: the role  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joel H Spring
ISBN: 0072875666 9780072875669
OCLC Number: 53919529
Notes: Revised edition of The American school, 1642-2000. 5th ed. c2001.
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Thinking Critically about History: Ideological Management and the Culture Wars, and Consumerism --
2. Religion and Authority in Colonial Education --
3. Nationalism, Multiculturalism, and Moral Reform in the New Republic --
4. The Ideology and Politics of the Common School --
5. The Common School and the Threat of Cultural Pluralism --
6. Organizing the American School: The Nineteenth-Century Schoolmarm --
7. Multiculturalism and the Failure of the Common School Ideal --
8. Growth of the Welfare Function of Schools: School Showers, Kindergarten, Playgrounds, Home Economics, Social Centers and Cultural Conflict --
9. The School and the Workplace: High School, Junior High School, and Vocational Guidance and Education --
10. Meritocracy: The Experts Take Charge --
11. The Politics of Knowledge: Teachers Unions, American Legion, and the American Way --
12. Schools, Media, and Popular Culture: Influencing the Minds of Children and Teenagers --
13. Education and National Policy --
14. The Great Civil Rights Movement and the New Culture Wars --
15. Education in the Twenty-First Century.
Responsibility: Joel Spring.
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