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In his latestinvestigation of how history helps illuminate contemporary concerns about the nature and character of America's schools, William Reeseexplores the rise of public schools in the nineteenth century, the evolution of private school alternatives, and ongoing debates about modern schooling and reform.Americans have long invested considerable time, energy, and emotion in their schools, both private and public, andReese's historical overviewhelps explain why.
William J. Reese is Professor of Educational Policy Studies, History, and European Studies, the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Table of Contents
|List of Figures||p. ix|
|History and Its Uses|
|On the Nature and Purpose of History||p. 7|
|What History Teaches about the Impact of Educational Research on Practice||p. 37|
|Urban School in the Nineteenth Century|
|Public Education in St Louis||p. 61|
|Political Economy and the High School||p. 79|
|Private Schools, Past and Present|
|Changing Conceptions of "Public" and "Private" in American Educational History||p. 95|
|Soldiers for Christ in the Army of God: The Christian School Movement||p. 113|
|The Fate of the Public Schools|
|Public Schools and the Common Good||p. 141|
|Why Americans Love to Reform the Public Schools||p. 159|
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