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Democracy and Schooling in California: The Legacy of Helen Heffernan and Corinne Seeds
     

Democracy and Schooling in California: The Legacy of Helen Heffernan and Corinne Seeds

by K. Weiler
 
This book examines the struggle over public education in mid-twentieth century America through the lens of a joint biography of these two extraordinary women, Heffernan, the California Commissioner of Rural and Elementary Education between 1926 and 1965, and Seeds, the Director of the University Elementary school at UCLA between 1925 and 1957.

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This book examines the struggle over public education in mid-twentieth century America through the lens of a joint biography of these two extraordinary women, Heffernan, the California Commissioner of Rural and Elementary Education between 1926 and 1965, and Seeds, the Director of the University Elementary school at UCLA between 1925 and 1957.

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"Kathleen Weiler's Democracy and Schooling in California is a crowning achievement for this distinguished scholar who has written some of the most significant books over the past quarter century in feminist educational theory, practice, and activism. In this work, Weiler spins an impeccably crafted, yet provocative historical analysis of the intertwined lives and works of two powerful women educators of the Progressive Era, Helen Heffernan and Corinne Seeds. I am left with a transformed understanding of how it is that California's public schools came to be among the nation's finest by mid-twentieth century." - Jackie M. Blount, The Ohio State University

"Together, Corrine Seeds and Helen Heffernan helped lead the campaign that made California's schools a model for the nation of democratic education. Combining a profound engagement with social theory and exemplary empirical research, Kathleen Weiler's terrific account of the couple and the network of educators with whom they worked illuminates how schools come to protect or challenge gender, class and racial domination. Democracy and Schooling in California is history that speaks to our most pressing questions." - Daniel Perlstein, University of California, Berkeley

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230338241
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
12/12/2011
Series:
Historical Studies in Education Series
Edition description:
2011
Pages:
286
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Kathleen Weiler is a professor in the Department of Education at Tufts University.

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