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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
PART I: EDUCATIONAL AIMS IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
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
PART II: EDUCATIONAL AIMS IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY
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