American Educational History: School, Society, and the Common Good (New edition)

American Educational History: School, Society, and the Common Good (New edition)

By: William H. Jeynes (author)Paperback

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"This is an excellent text in the field of U.S. educational history. The author does a great job of linking past events to the current trends and debates in education. There is more than adequate documentation and arguments are logical and well presented. I am quite enthusiastic about this book. It is well-written, interesting, accessible, quite balanced in perspective, and comprehensive. It includes section, and details that I found fascinating-- and I think students will too." --Gina Giuliano, University at Albany, SUNY American Educational History: School, Society, and the Common Good is an up-to-date, contemporary examination of historical trends that have helped shape schools and education in the United States. Author William H. Jeynes places a strong emphasis on recent history, most notably post-WWII issues such as the role of technology, the standards movement, affirmative action, bilingual education, undocumented immigrants, school choice, and much more!Key Features:Makes clear connections between major historical trends and the shaping of U.S. education: This book thoroughly examines the extent to which major historical trends shaped education and vice versa.Stimulates educational debate: Students are introduced to cutting-edge controversies in a way that allows them to consider a variety of viewpoints and develop their own thinking skills. Offers a contemporary focus: While a balanced examination is given of educational history beginning with the Colonial experience and through the present day , this book gives more attention to post-World War II events than do competing books.Examines the educational history of groups that increasingly have a greater impact on U.S. society: Generous coverage is given to African American, Native American and women's educational history, as well as that of Latinos and Asian Americans.Intended Audience:This core text is designed for undergraduate and graduate courses such as Foundations of Education; American Educational History; Introduction to Education; Philosophy of Education; Sociology of Education; Educational Policy; and Educational Reform in the departments of Education, History, and Sociology.

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1. The Colonial Experience, 1607-1776 The Colonists at Jamestown The Spanish Colonists in Florida The Pilgrims/Puritans Education Contributions of Other Groups The Extent of the Puritan Contribution The Growth of Higher Education Before the Revolutionary War Relations Between the Puritans and Native Americans Deteriorate Conclusion 2. The Effects of the Revolutionary War Era on American Education Distinguishing a Truly American System of Education The Rise of Charity Schools Supplements to Charity Schools Free Schools and African Americans The Charity School Movement Becomes Nationwide The Decline of the Charity School System The College Level Conclusion 3. The Early Political Debates and Their Effect on the American Education System The Views of the Democratic Republics and the Federalists The Presidents and Educational Leaders from Each Political Party How the Victories By Democratic-Republicans Influenced American Education Conclusion 4. Education, African Americans, and Slavery African American Education in the North The Education of African Americans in the South Changing American Education Forever: Education and Events Leading Up to the Election of Lincoln and Liberation for the Slaves American Northern Heroes Conclusion 5. The Education of Women and Native Americans, Latinos, and Asian Americans The Education of Women The Education of Native Americans The Education of Asian Americans The Education of Latinos Conclusion 6. The Widespread Growth of the Common School & Higher Education Horace Mann and the Rise of the Common Schools Mann's Arguments that Common Schools Would Promote the Common Good Resistance to the Public Schools Contemporaries of Horace Mann in the Common School Movement The Civil War and the Common School Movement The Growth of Higher Education During the First Half of the 1800s Where State Universities Grew and Where They Did Not The Growth of State Colleges in Other States Conclusion 7. The Effects of the Events During and Between the Civil War and World War I The Impact of the Civil War The Impact of the Post-Civil War Period The Debate Over African American Education Increased Immigration Social Role of the School Land Grant Colleges Major Events in the Post-Civil War Period Events Leading Up to and Including World War I Conclusion 8. The Liberal Philosophy of Education As Distinguished from Conservatism The Schools of Educational Philosophy The Educational Philosophy of John Dewey Other Liberal Reformers Moderate Liberals Moderates Neo-Conservatives Conclusion 9. The Great Depression and the Long-Term Effects on World War II and the Cold War on American Education The Educational Challenges of the Great Depression (1929-1941) The Impact of World War II on Education The Rise of Community Colleges The Cold War Conclusion 10. The Civil Rights Movement and Federal Involvement in Educational Policy Truman's Contribution The Pursuit of Civil Rights Legislation in the Courts Brown Helps Build Momentum for the Civil Rights Movement Expanding the Reach of the Civil Rights Movement: Affirmative Action Expanding the Reach of the Civil Rights Movement: Bilingual Eduation Conclusion 11. The Turbulence of the 1960s The Vietnam War and Student Activism Civil Rights and Education The New York City Teacher's Strike The Primacy of New Educational Thought The Removal of Prayer from the Schools Sex Education Conclusion 12. The Rise of Public Criticism of Education Basic Arguments Addressing the Data What Does the College Board's Assessment Mean? Advances in Public Education During the 1963-1980 Period How Did the Rising Criticism of Education Influence Schools? Conclusion 13. The Rise of Multiculturalism & Other Issues The Rise of Multiculturalism The Success of Multicultural Curricula The Debate About Multiculturalism The Future of Multiculturalism Vocational Education Education for the Children with Special Needs or Disabilities Conclusion 14. Educational Reform Under the Republicans and Democrats Reforms Under the Republicans Reagan, Bush, and George W. Bush Democratic Party Reforms Under Bill Clinton The Political Atmosphere Today Conclusion 15. Other Recent Educational Issues and Reforms Equalization of School Expenditures School Shootings School Uniforms The Influence of the Family Learning from Foreign Systems of Education Technology in the Schools Homeschooling Conclusion

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  • publication date: 06/03/2007
  • ISBN13: 9781412914215
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 496
  • ID: 9781412914215
  • weight: 662
  • ISBN10: 1412914213
  • edition: New edition

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