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The American school : a global context : from the Puritans to the Obama administration

Author: Joel H Spring
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Ninth editionView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joel H Spring
ISBN: 9780078024498 0078024498
OCLC Number: 844245150
Description: xii, 456 [22] pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Interpreting School History: From the Right to the Left --
Purposes of Educational History and Its Effect on Public Images and Emotions Regarding Schools --
Themes in American Educational History --
Globalization Framework --
The Effect of Cultural and Religious Differences on Schools --
Schools as Managers of Public Thought --
Racial and Ethnic Conflict as a Theme in School History --
The Role in Educational History of Equality of Opportunity and Human Capital --
Consumer and Environmental Education --
Education and Culture in Colonial Society --
The Role of Education in Colonial Society --
Historical Interpretations of Colonial Education --
Authority and Social Status in Colonial Education --
Colonialism and Educational Policy --
Language and Cultural Conflict --
Native Americans: Education as Cultural Imperialism --
Enslaved Africans: Atlantic Creoles --
Enslaved Africans: The Plantation System --
The Idea of Secular Education: Freedom of Thought and the Establishment of Academies --
Benjamin Franklin and Education as Social Mobility --
The Family and the Child --
Conclusion --
World Culture Theorists --
The Problem of Cultural Diversity --
Noah Webster: Nationalism and the Creation of a Dominant Culture --
Thomas Jefferson: A Natural Aristocracy --
Moral Reform and Faculty Psychology --
Concepts of Childhood: Protected, Working, Poor, Rural, and Enslaved --
Charity Schools, the Lancasterian System, and Prisons --
Institutional Change and the American College --
Public Versus Private Schools --
Conclusion: Continuing Issues in American Education --
Three Distinctive Features of the Common School Movement --
Workingmen and the Struggle for a Republican Education --
How Much Government Involvement in Schools? The Whigs and the Democrats --
The Birth of the High School --
The Continuing Debate about the Common School Ideal --
Conclusion --
The Increasing Multicultural Population of the United States --
Irish Catholics: A Threat to Anglo-American Schools and Culture --
Slavery and Freedom in the North: African Americans and Schools in the New Republic --
Native Americans --
Conclusion --
The American Teacher --
Revolution in Teaching Methods: Object Learning --
The Evolution of Bureaucracy: A Global Model --
The Age-Graded Classroom --
McGuffey's Readers and the Spirit of Capitalism --
Conclusion --
Mexican Americans: Race and Citizenship --
Asian Americans: Exclusion and Segregation --
Native American Citizenship --
Educational Racism and Deculturalization --
Citizenship for African Americans --
Issues Regarding Puerto Rican Citizenship --
Conclusion: Setting the Stage for the Great Civil Rights Movement --
Immigration from Southern and Eastern Europe --
The Kindergarten Movement --
Home Economics: Education of the New Consumer Woman --
School Cafeterias, The American Cuisine, and Processed Foods --
The Play Movement --
Summer School --
Social Centers --
The New Culture Wars --
Resisting Segregation: African Americans --
Resisting Segregation: Mexican Americans --
Native American Boarding Schools --
Resisting Discrimination: Asian Americans --
Educational Resistance in Puerto Rico --
Conclusion: Public Schooling as America's Welfare Institution --
The High School --
Vocational Education --
Junior High School --
Adapting the Classroom to the Workplace: Lesson Plans --
Adapting the Classroom to the Workplace: Progressivism --
Adapting the Classroom to the Workplace: Stimulus-Response --
Classroom Management as Preparation for Factory Life --
Historical Intepretations: Public Benefit or Corporate Greed? --
Conclusion: The Meaning of Equality of Opportunity --
Scientifically Managed Schools: Meritocracy and Reducing Public Control --
Professionalizing Educational Administration --
Measurement, Democracy, and the Superiority of Anglo-Americans --
Closing the Door to Immigrants: The 1924 Immigration Act --
"Backward" Children and Special Classrooms --
Eugenics and the Age of Sterilization --
The University and Meritocracy --
Conclusion --
Teachers versus Administrators: The American Federation of Teachers --
The Rise of the National Education Association --
The Political Changes of the Depression Years --
The Politics of Ideological Management: The American Legion --
Selling the "American Way" in Schools and on Billboards --
Conclusion --
Censorship of Movies as a Form of Public Education --
Educators and the Movies --
The Production Code: Movies as Educators --
Should Commercial Radio or Educators Determine National Culture? --
Creating the Superhero for Children's Radio --
Controlling the Influence of Comic Books --
Educating Children as Consumers --
The Creation of Teenage Markets --
Children and Youth from the 1950s to the Twenty-First Century --
Conclusion --
Youth Unemployment: Universal Military Service and the GI Bill --
The Scholastic Aptitude Test (Sat) and the Educational Testing Service --
The Cold War and Purging the Schools of Communists --
American Schools: Weakest Link to Global Victory? --
Global Imperatives: The National Defense Education Act --
Schools and the War on Poverty --
Sesame Street and Educational Television --
Conclusion --
Ending School Segregation of National Minorities --
Civil Rights Legislation --
Native Americans and Indigenous Educational Rights --
Asian Americans: Educating the "Model Minority" --
Hispanic/Latino Americans --
Bilingual Education: The Culture Wars Continued --
The Immigration Act of 1965 and the New American Population --
Multicultural Education and the Culture Wars --
Schools and the International Women's Movement --
Children with Special Needs --
The Coloring of Textbook Town --
Liberating the Textbook Town Housewife for More Consumption --
Conclusion: The Cold War and Civil Rights --
The Nixon Years: Career Education and Busing --
Accountability and Standardized Testing --
Global Educational Goals: National Standards, Choice, and Savage Inequalities --
The End of the Common School: Choice, Privatization, and Charter Schools --
Educating for the Consumer Economy --
Education for Global Work and Consumption --
No Child Left Behind and Religious Conservatives --
Race to the Top --
Common Core State Standards --
Global Crisis and the Demise of Environmental Education --
Conclusion: From Horace Mann to Global Corporatism.
Responsibility: Joel Spring, Queens College, City University of New York.

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