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The common school awakening : religion and the transatlantic roots of American public education

Author: David Russell Komline
Publisher: New York, NY Oxford University Press [2020] © 2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A statue of Horace Mann, erected in front of the Boston State House in 1863, declares him the "Father of the American Public School System." For over a century and a half, most narratives about early American education have proceeded as if this epithet were true. It has been etched into the general American consciousness as surely as it has been etched into the stone pedestal on which Mann stands. As Mann looms  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Komline, David Russell.
Common school awakening.
New York, NY, United States of America : Oxford University Press, 2020
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Russell Komline
ISBN: 9780190085155 0190085150
OCLC Number: 1224481477
Description: 300 Seiten ; 25 cm
Contents: Joseph Lancaster, monitorial education, and Christianity without sectarianism --
"The schoolmaster is abroad" : early international influences on American education --
Early attempts at revival in Massachusetts --
The "Prussian system" : origins and transmission --
"The educational regeneration of New England" : the height of the awakening in Massachusetts --
The common school awakening in Ohio --
An awakening for whom? : tensions in Ohio --
Epilogue : the end of the awakening.
Responsibility: David Komline.

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The Common School Awakening offers a new narrative that counters previous conceptions about the rise of public schools in America. In this book, David Komline tells how Christian reformers played a  Read more...

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Though often a component of any understanding of American education, half-truths too often dominate explanations of the common school's birth in the US. In The Common School Awakening, Komline Read more...

 
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