School and Society : Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-07-08
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Through the use of a consistent analytic framework, this text shows how and why certain school-society issues first arose in this country and how they have changed over time. Introduced and explained in detail in the first chapter, the text's analytic framework focuses on the political economy, the dominant ideology, and existing educational practices that are prevalent in any given historical era. Readings at the end of each chapter are designed for the student to critique using the same analytic framework that the authors employ in the text. In its examination of the evolution of education in the United States, this book tells an engaging historical story.

Table of Contents

Educational Aims in Historical Perspective
Introduction: Understanding School and Society
Liberty and Literacy: The Jeffersonian Era
School as a Public Institution: The Common-School Era
Social Diversity and Differentiated Schooling: The Progressive Era
Diversity and Equity: Schooling Girls and Women
Diversity and Equity: Schooling and African Americans
Diversity and Equity: Schooling and American Indians
National School Reform: The Early Cold War Era
Educational Aims in Contemporary Society
Liberty and Literacy Today: Contemporary Perspectives
Teaching in a Public Institution: The Professionalization Movement
Social Diversity and Differentiated Schooling Today: Vocational and Liberal Ideals
Diversity and Equity Today: Defining the Challenge
Diversity and Equity Today: Meeting the Challenge
Contemporary School Reform: The Post-Cold War Era
The Cultural Contexts of Children and Youth
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