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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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This current, comprehensive history of American education is designed to stimulate critical analysis and critical thinking by offering alternative interpretations of each historical period. The point of view taken by this text emphasizes 1) the role of multiculturalism and cultural domination in shaping U.S. schools, 2) the position of the school as one of many institutions that manage the distribution of ideas in
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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.
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