School and Society: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/10/2012
  • Publisher: MCGRAW HILL

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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


Chapter 1: Introduction: Understanding School and Society

Chapter 2: Liberty and Literacy: The Jeffersonian Era

Chapter 3: School as a Public Institution: The Common-School Era

Chapter 4: Social Diversity and DifferentiatedSchooling: The Progressive Era

Chapter 5: Diversity and Equity: SchoolingGirls and Women

Chapter 6: Diversity and Equity: Schooling and African Americans

Chapter 7: Diversity and Equity: Schooling andAmerican Indians

Chapter 8: National School Reform: The Early ColdWar Era


Chapter 9: Liberty and Literacy Today: Contemporary Perspectives

Chapter 10: Teaching in a Public Institution: The Professionalization Movement

Chapter 11: Differentiated Schooling, Labor Market Preparation and Contemporary School Reform: The Post-Cold War Era

Chapter 12: Diversity and Equity Today: Defining the Challenge

Chapter 13: Diversity and Equity Today: Meeting the Challenge

Chapter 14: School and Society: Teaching and Teacher Leadership



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