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Public education in the United States, a study and interpretation of American educational history,

Author: Ellwood P Cubberley
Publisher: Boston, New York Houghton Mifflin Co. [©1934]
Series: Riverside textbooks in education.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. and enl. edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
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Cubberley, Ellwood Patterson, 1868-1941.
Public education in the United States.
Boston, New York [etc.] Houghton Mifflin Co. [©1934]
(OCoLC)570791486
Online version:
Cubberley, Ellwood Patterson, 1868-1941.
Public education in the United States.
Boston, New York [etc.] Houghton Mifflin Co. [©1934]
(OCoLC)609953433
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ellwood P Cubberley
OCLC Number: 1705795
Description: xviii pages, 1 leaf, 782 pages illustrations (including maps) plates, portraits, double table, diagrams (1 double) 21 cm
Contents: Our European background --
The beginnings of American education : Origin of our type attitudes toward education : The compulsory-maintenance attitude ; The parochial-school attitude ; The pauper-school non-state-interference attitude. Types of schools transplanted and developed --
General character of the colonial schools : Early instruction, and teachers ; Change in character after about 1750 ; Rise of the civil or state school --
Early national and state attitudes : The national government and education ; What the states were doing ; The north-west-territory development ; The real interest in advanced education --
Early influences tending to awaken an educational consciousness : Philanthropic influences : The Sunday-school movement ; The city school societies ; The Lancastrian monitorial system ; The infant-school societies. Social, political, and economic influences : The growth of the cities ; The rise of manufacturing ; The extension of the suffrage ; New public demands for schools --
The battle for free state schools : Alignment of interests, and propaganda ; Phases of the battle for state-supported schools : The battle for tax support ; The battle to eliminate the pauper-school idea ; The battle to make the schools entirely free --
The battle to control the system : Phases of the battle for state-supported schools : The battle to establish school supervision ; The battle to eliminate sectarianism --
The battel to extend the system : Phases of the battle for state-supported schools : The battle to establish the American high school ; The state university crowns the system. The rise of professional and technical education --
Character of the schools established : New textbooks change the old instructions ; Evolution of the graded elementary school ; The great day of the district system ; The teachers, their methods, and equipment --
New ideas from abroad : English origins and early independence ; Work and influence of Pestalozzi ; Early American travelers and official reports --
The beginnings of teacher-training : The rise of the normal school ; Introduction of Pestalozzian methods --
The Civil War checks development : Ante-bellum development in the south ; General character of ante-bellum southern schools ; General effect of the Civil War on education ; The post-war reconstruction period --
More new ideas from abroad : New ideas from Herbartian sources ; The kindergarten and play ; Instruction in the manual activities ; The addition of art and science study ; The elementary school now reorganized and complete --
New modifying forces : Changes in the character of our people ; The industrial revolution ; Effect of these changes on the home ; Effect of these changes on the school --
New educational conceptions and adjustments : New conceptions of the educational process ; Necessary adjustments and differentiations ; More fundamental reorganizations --
Curriculum and school reorganization : Curriculum reorganization ; Reorganization of form and scope --
Public school extensions : Compulsory attendance and child labor ; Education of handicapped children ; Adult education and citizenship --
Child health and welfare --
New directions of educational effort : The expansion of the high school : The development of vocational education ; University expansion and extension --
The educational revival in the south --
Professional organization : The scientific study of the problem ; Organization of the teaching profession --
Administrative reorganization of American education : Reorganization and redirection of rural and village education ; State educational reorganization ; Taxation reform a necessity ; The national government and education --
Fundamental principles and problems.
Series Title: Riverside textbooks in education.
Responsibility: by Ellwood P. Cubberley ...
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