American Education: A History / Edition 4

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Overview

"American Education: A History, 4th edition is a history of American education from pre-colonial times to the present. Chronologically organized, it provides an overview of each major period in the development of American education, setting the discussion against the broader backdrop of national and world events. The first text to explore Native American traditions (including education) prior to colonization, it also offers strong, ongoing coverage of minorities and women." The fourth edition includes more visual illustrations as well as new or expanded attention to the Jacksonian era and the politics surrounding the Common School, the McGuffey Readers, church-school-immigrant conflicts and accommodations, the Morrill Acts, community colleges, youth organizations, the social, economic, educational and personal impact of the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl years, education and the Civilian Conservation Corps, National Youth Administration, and Bush's "No Child Left Behind" Act. Also, a new epilogue provides closing comments on the present and future prospects for American education.
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"Now in its fourth edition, American Education: A History is the best general history of American education in print today. With twelve chapters containing material ranging from Native American education in precolonial America to the advent of No Child Left Behind at the turn of the twenty-first-century, Urban and Wagoner’s textbook presents a comprehensive survey of American educational history that is unparalleled."—Jeffrey Aaron Snyder, Education Review, September 2009
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415965293
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/13/2008
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 599,123
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Wayne Urban is Professor of Education and Associate Director of the Education Policy Center at the University of Alabama, USA.

Jennings Wagoner was Professor of the History of Education and received the University's Distinguished Professor Award by the UVA Alumni Association at the University of Virginia, USA,

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Education in Precolonial America: Native American Cultural Traditions 1

Ch. 2 Colonization and Cultural Transplantation: 1607-1776 15

Ch. 3 Education and the Building of a New Nation: 1776-1830 71

Ch. 4 The Common Man and the Common School: 1820-1860 107

Ch. 5 Class, Caste, and Education in the South: 1800-1900 141

Ch. 6 Beginning a Modern School System: 1865-1890 185

Ch. 7 Organizing the Modern School System: Educational Reform in the Progressive Era, 1890-1915 223

Ch. 8 Completing the Modern School System: American Education, 1915-1929 265

Ch. 9 The Effects of Depression and War on American Education: 1930-1946 293

Ch. 10 Education during and after the Crucial Decade: 1945-1960 325

Ch. 11 The Pursuit of Equality: 1960-1980 355

Ch. 12 From Equality to Excellence: American Education, 1980-2008 389

Epilogue 445

Index 449

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