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Molding the good citizen : the politics of high school history texts

Author: Robert Lerner; Althea K Nagai; Stanley Rothman
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1995.
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The authors of this work argue that the present textbook controversies reflect changes in the American public philosophy and in the education profession. This book argues that the threat to freedom  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Textbooks
History
Manuels scolaires
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Lerner, Robert, 1953-
Molding the good citizen.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1995
(OCoLC)609063875
Online version:
Lerner, Robert, 1953-
Molding the good citizen.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1995
(OCoLC)623307453
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Lerner; Althea K Nagai; Stanley Rothman
ISBN: 0275949192 9780275949198 0275951006 9780275951009
OCLC Number: 31013256
Description: 187 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Introduction: Textbooks and Citizen Education --
Ch. 2. Progressive Thought and the Rise of the Progressive Era Intellectual Class --
Ch. 3. Progressive Education Changes the Curriculum --
Ch. 4. Filler Feminism in High School History Textbooks --
Ch. 5. History by Quota? --
Ch. 6. On Judging Civilizations: The Discovery of America, Noble Savages, and the Like --
Ch. 7. The Rise of American Capitalism: The Story of the Robber Barons --
Ch. 8. Historical Hindsight and Appraising Presidents --
Ch. 9. Conclusion: Education and Civic Order --
Appendix 1: Methodology --
Appendix 2: Textbooks Used in the Study --
Appendix 3: Coding Scheme for Content Analysis of High School American History Textbooks.
Responsibility: Robert Lerner, Althea K. Nagai, and Stanley Rothman.

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