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Public education, America's civil religion : a social history

Author: Carl L Bankston; Stephen J Caldas
Publisher: New York : Teachers College Press, ©2009.
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In this volume, the authors argue that public education is a central part of American civil religion and, thus, gives us an unquestioning faith in the capacity of education to solve all of our social, economic, and political problems. The book traces the development of America's faith in public education from before the Civil War up to the present, exploring recent educational developments such as the No Child Left  Read more...
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History
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Bankston, Carl L. (Carl Leon), 1952-
Public education, America's civil religion
(DLC) 2008055601
(OCoLC)297529903
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carl L Bankston; Stephen J Caldas
ISBN: 9780807771136 0807771139
OCLC Number: 933560092
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 205 pages) : illustrations
Contents: An American faith --
Religions, political and civil --
Before progressivism : belief in education in a divided nation --
Public education in the progressive era --
Public schooling between world wars : management, design, and varieties of the faith --
After World War II : the education boom, Cold War, and growing calls for equality --
Education for equality and education as redistribution in the 1960s and 1970s --
Anxiety and standards : A nation at risk and the equity-excellence dilemma in the 1980s and 1990s --
Where all the children are above average : entering the 21st century --
American civil religion and the schools.
Responsibility: Carl L. Bankston III, Stephen J. Caldas.

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Traces America's faith in the capacity of public education to solve various economic, and political problems civil from before the civil war up to the No Child Left Behind legislation. This book  Read more...

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