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Reconstructing the common good in education : coping with intractable American dilemmas

Author: Larry Cuban; Dorothy Shipps
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2000.
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For two centuries, Americans expected that their public schools would cultivate personal, moral, and social development, however, modern school reformers are intent on using schools to solve economic  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Larry Cuban; Dorothy Shipps
ISBN: 0804738629 9780804738620 0804738637 9780804738637
OCLC Number: 43567461
Description: xvi, 283 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Ways of seeing the common good in public education: the past informing the present. Public schools and the elusive search for the common good / William J. Reese ; Turning points: reconstruction and the growth of national influence in education / Ted Mitchell ; "There is no escape ... from the ogre of indoctrination": George Counts and the civic dilemmas of democratic educators / Daniel Perlstein ; "No one here to put us down": Hispano education in a southern Colorado community, 1920-1963 / Rubén Donato ; Echoes of corporate influence: managing away urban school troubles / Dorothy Shipps --
pt. 2. Ways of seeing the common good in public education: social and political implications. No exit: public education as an inescapably public good / David F. Labaree ; Bureaucracy left and right: thinking about the one best system / Harvey Kantor, Robert Lowe ; Why is it so hard to get "good" schools? / Larry Cuban --
pt. 3. Uncommon ways of seeing the common good. Civic friendship: an Aristotelian perspective / Elisabeth Hansot ; Devotion and ambiguity in the struggles of a poor mother and her family: New York City, 1918-1919 / Michael B. Katz ; Reflections on education as transcendence / John Meyer.
Responsibility: edited by Larry Cuban and Dorothy Shipps.
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