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John D. Pulliam received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois and later served as a public school teacher and principal. In higher education, he was assistant professor at the University of Texas in Austin, Professor and Department Chair at the University of Oklahoma, Dean of the College of Education at the University of Arkansas, and finally Dean of the School of Education at the University of Montana. Pulliam was co-author of four books in the field of educational theory and had over 100 articles in scholarly journals.
James Van Patten received his Ph.D from the University of Texas at Austin. His service in higher education includes professor of education at Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg; Professor of Education at University of Arkansas; visiting scholar at UCLA, the University of Michigan, and the University of Texas at Austin. He has authored numerous professional journal articles and books, and most recently published articles in the Encyclopedia of Education Law 2010, the Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Foundations of Education 2008, and the Encyclopedia of Law and Higher Education 2010.
Chapter 1 I ntroduction: Applying History to Education Today
Chapter 2 S haping the Schools: Philosophical and Psychological Foundations
Chapter 3 American Education: Our European Heritage and the Colonial Influence
Chapter 4 A merican Education: The American Revolution
Chapter 5 American Education: 1812–1865
Chapter 6 American Education: 1865–1918
Chapter 7 Development of Modern American Education After 1918
Chapter 8 American Education: 1960–2000
Chapter 9 Educational Reform After 1980: The Search for Excellence
Chapter 10 I ssues in Modern American Education
Chapter 11 Globalization, Trends, and Gaining Perspective
General Annotated Bibliography