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School, the story of American public education. / 2, As American as public school, 1900-1950

Author: Sarah MondaleSarah B PattonMeryl StreepSheila Curran BernardNicholas LemannAll authors
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities and Sciences, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A four part documentary on the history of public education in the United States. Part 2: By 1900, 6% of America's children were graduating from high school; by 1945, 51% graduated. This program recalls how massive immigration, child labor laws and the explosive growth of cities fueled school attendance and transformed public education. Also explored are the impact of John Dewey's progressive ideas as well as the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: John Dewey; Lewis M Terman; Arthur Eugene Bestor; Arthur Eugene Bestor; John Dewey; Lewis M Terman
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Mondale; Sarah B Patton; Meryl Streep; Sheila Curran Bernard; Nicholas Lemann; Chester E Finn, Jr.; Nancy Hoffman; Joel H Spring; Ronald D Cohen; David B Tyack; Bel Kaufman; Alfred Kazin; Diane Ravitch; Paul Davis Chapman; Gilbert G Gonzalez; James A Anderson; Larry Cuban; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
OCLC Number: 48226781
Credits: Director, Sarah Mondale ; writer, Sheila Curran Bernard.
Performer(s): Narrator: by Meryl Streep.
Commentary: Nicholas Lemann, Chester Finn, Nancy Hoffman, Joel Spring, David Tyack, Diane Ravitch, James Anderson, Ronald Cohen, Bel Kaufman, Alfred Kazin, Paul Chapman, Gilbert Gonzalez, Larry Cuban.
Description: 1 videocassette (55 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Other Titles: Story of American public education.
As American as public school, 1900-1950
Responsibility: produced by Sara Patton and Sarah Mondale.

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A four part documentary on the history of public education in the United States. Part 2: By 1900, 6% of America's children were graduating from high school; by 1945, 51% graduated. This program recalls how massive immigration, child labor laws and the explosive growth of cities fueled school attendance and transformed public education. Also explored are the impact of John Dewey's progressive ideas as well as the development of controversial IQ tests and educational tracking through the efforts of Arthur Bester and Lewis Terman.

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