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Horace Mann: champion of public schools

Author: Robert B Downs
Publisher: New York, Twayne Publishers [1974]
Series: Twayne's great educators series, 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Biography of one of America's great educators and an early and effective champion of public schools. In addition to serving as Secretary of the Massachusetts State Board of Education, Mann served in both the Massachusetts House of Representatives (1827 to 1833) and the Massachusetts Senate (1834 to 1837). Acknowledged by educational historians as the Father of the Common School movement, Mann argued that universal  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Downs, Robert B. (Robert Bingham), 1903-1991.
Horace Mann: champion of public schools.
New York, Twayne Publishers [1974]
(OCoLC)607837390
Named Person: Horace Mann; Horace Mann
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert B Downs
ISBN: 0805735445 9780805735444
OCLC Number: 701626
Description: 163 pages portrait 21 cm.
Contents: Chronology --
Early years --
Massachusetts legislator --
Massachusetts schools : pre-Mann --
Teachers and teaching --
Preparation of teachers --
Books and libraries --
Education for health --
Sectarian snipings --
European pilgrimage --
The Boston schoolmasters' controversy --
The value of education --
Influence at home and abroad --
National statesman --
Antioch years --
Afterword.
Series Title: Twayne's great educators series, 1.
Responsibility: [by] Robert B. Downs.

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Biography of one of America's great educators and an early and effective champion of public schools. In addition to serving as Secretary of the Massachusetts State Board of Education, Mann served in both the Massachusetts House of Representatives (1827 to 1833) and the Massachusetts Senate (1834 to 1837). Acknowledged by educational historians as the Father of the Common School movement, Mann argued that universal public education was the most efficient way to create a productive, disciplined citizenry.

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