9780138496548

History of Education in America

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  • ISBN13:

    9780138496548

  • ISBN10:

    0138496544

  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/1/1998
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Summary

This popular book provides a comprehensive overview of the history of American education and serves as a quick reference to the most important persons, dates, events, and movements that shaped the nation's system of education. Intended for senior or graduate courses in foundations, this text introduces students to the background behind the growth and evolution of education in our society, including influential movements in educational history and influential leaders, so that they will have a better understanding of the modern system of education. The simple organization and readable format make concepts easily accessible.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Applying History to Education Today
1(16)
Chapter 2 Modern Educational Philosophies: Shaping the Schools
17(34)
Chapter 3 American Education: Our European Heritage and the Colonial Influence
51(22)
Chapter 4 American Education: The American Revolution
73(20)
Chapter 5 American Education: 1812-1865
93(26)
Chapter 6 American Education: 1865-1918
119(28)
Chapter 7 American Education: 1918 to the Present
147(46)
Chapter 8 Issues in Modern American Education
193(48)
Chapter 9 Educational Reform: 1980s and 1990s and the Search for Excellence
241(36)
Chapter 10 Education in the Future: From Now to Then
277

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