History, Education, and the Schools

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  • Copyright: 12/15/2009
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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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.

Author Biography

William J. Reese is Professor of Educational Policy Studies, History, and European Studies, the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Table of Contents

List of Figuresp. ix
Forewordp. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
History and Its Uses
On the Nature and Purpose of Historyp. 7
What History Teaches about the Impact of Educational Research on Practicep. 37
Urban School in the Nineteenth Century
Public Education in St Louisp. 61
Political Economy and the High Schoolp. 79
Private Schools, Past and Present
Changing Conceptions of "Public" and "Private" in American Educational Historyp. 95
Soldiers for Christ in the Army of God: The Christian School Movementp. 113
The Fate of the Public Schools
Public Schools and the Common Goodp. 141
Why Americans Love to Reform the Public Schoolsp. 159
Notesp. 173
Indexp. 213
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