American Education, Democracy, and the Second World War

American Education, Democracy, and the Second World War

by Charles Dorn
     
 

ISBN-10: 1403984212

ISBN-13: 9781403984210

Pub. Date: 10/30/2007

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

American Education, Democracy, and the Second World War examines how U.S. educational institutions during World War II responded to the dilemma of whether to serve as “weapons” in the nation’s arsenal of democracy or “citadels” in safeguarding the American way of life. By studying the lives of wartime Americans, as well as

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American Education, Democracy, and the Second World War examines how U.S. educational institutions during World War II responded to the dilemma of whether to serve as “weapons” in the nation’s arsenal of democracy or “citadels” in safeguarding the American way of life. By studying the lives of wartime Americans, as well as nursery schools, elementary and secondary schools, and universities, Charles Dorn makes the case that although wartime pressures affected educational institutions to varying degrees, these institutions resisted efforts to be placed solely in service of the nation’s war machine. Instead, Dorn argues, American education maintained a sturdy commitment to fostering civic mindedness in a society characterized by rapid technological advance and the perception of an ever-increasing threat to national security.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403984210
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
10/30/2007
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction: Democracy's Citadel Promoting the 'Public Welfare' at Stanford University Palo Alto Schools at War 'An Avalanche Hits Richmond' Wartime Nursery Schools in Richmond Education in a Time of War Notes Selected Bibliography Index

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