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The American school, 1642-1985 : varieties of historical interpretation of the foundations and development of American education

Author: Joel H Spring
Publisher: New York : Longman, ©1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume focuses on the social, political, and ideological forces that have shaped schooling in America from colonial times to the present. Spring seeks to provide a broad understanding of historical events and controversies surrounding the development of educational practices and theories, the role of religion in the schools, social forces affecting education, and the uses of education in local and national  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Spring, Joel H.
American school, 1642-1985.
New York : Longman, ©1986
(OCoLC)564339207
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joel H Spring
ISBN: 0582285712 9780582285712
OCLC Number: 12557550
Description: x, 347 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Religion and authority in colonial America --
Freedom and order --
Institutions and reform : schools and colleges in the new republic --
The ideology and politics of the common school --
Organizing the American school: the nineteenth-century schoolmarm --
Schooling and the new corporate order --
Education and human capital --
Meritocracy: the experts take charge --
The politics of education --
Education and national policy --
The conservative reaction and the politics of education.
Responsibility: Joel Spring.
Local System Bib Number:
1610475867688_44366
991000249219705351

Abstract:

This volume focuses on the social, political, and ideological forces that have shaped schooling in America from colonial times to the present. Spring seeks to provide a broad understanding of historical events and controversies surrounding the development of educational practices and theories, the role of religion in the schools, social forces affecting education, and the uses of education in local and national politics. He also covers the quest for and debates about the meaning of equal educational opportunity; the evolution of the teaching profession and teachers unions; the relation between school, family, and women teachers; and the economic purposes of schooling. The author also discusses the various historical interpretations for each period of American educational history. ISBN 0-582-28571-2 (pbk.): $17.95.
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