American Education : A History

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 8/11/2008
  • Publisher: Routledge

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"American Education: A History, 4th edition is a history of American education from pre-colonial times to the present. Chronologically organized, it provides an overview of each major period in the development of American education, setting the discussion against the broader backdrop of national and world events. The first text to explore Native American traditions (including education) prior to colonization, it also offers strong, ongoing coverage of minorities and women." "The fourth edition includes more visual illustrations as well as new or expanded attention to the Jacksonian era and the politics surrounding the Common School, the McGuffey Readers, church-school-immigrant conflicts and accommodations, the Morrill Acts, community colleges, youth organizations, the social, economic, educational and personal impact of the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl years, education and the Civilian Conservation Corps, National Youth Administration, and Bush's "No Child Left Behind" Act. Also, a new epilogue provides closing comments on the present and future prospects for American education."--BOOK JACKET.

Table of Contents

Education in Precolonial America: Native American Cultural Traditions
Colonization and Cultural Transplantation: 1607-1776
Education and the Building of a New Nation: 1776-1830
The Common Man and the Common School: 1820-1860
Class, Caste, and Education in the South: 1800-1900
Beginning a Modern School System: 1865-1890
Organizing the Modern School System: Educational Reform in the Progressive Era, 1890-1915
Completing the Modern School System: American Education, 1915-1929
The Effects of Depression and War on American Education: 1930-1946
Education during and after the Crucial Decade: 1945-1960
The Pursuit of Equality: 1960-1980
From Equality to Excellence: American Education: 1980-2004
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