School and Society: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-07-28
  • 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.

Author Biography

Guy Senese is Professor of Foundations and Educational Leadership in the College of Education at Northern Arizona University. Steven E. Tozer is Professor of Education in the College of Education at the University of Illinois, Chicago.

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
Diversity and Equity: Schooling and African Americans
Social Diversity and Differentiated Schooling: The Progressive Era
Diversity and Equity: Schooling and American Indians
National School Reform: The Early Cold War Era
Diversity and Equity: Schooling Girls and Women
Educational Aims In Contemporary Society
Liberty and Literacy Today: Contemporary Perspectives
Teaching in a Public Institution: The Professionalization Movement
Differentiated Schooling, Labor Market Preparation and Contemporary School Reform
Diversity and Equity Today: Defining the Challenge
Diversity and Equity Today: Meeting the Challenge
School and Society: Teaching and Teacher Leadership
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