Education and Social Change: Contours in the History of American Schooling / Edition 3

Education and Social Change: Contours in the History of American Schooling / Edition 3

by John L. Rury
     
 

In this brief, interpretive history of American schooling, John Rury focuses on the evolving relationship between education and social change. This revised edition considers the impact of social forces such as industrialization, urbanization, immigration and cultural conflict on the development of schools and other educational institutions. It also examines the

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In this brief, interpretive history of American schooling, John Rury focuses on the evolving relationship between education and social change. This revised edition considers the impact of social forces such as industrialization, urbanization, immigration and cultural conflict on the development of schools and other educational institutions. It also examines the various ways that schools have contributed to social change, particularly in enhancing the status and accomplishments of certain social groups and not others. Detailed accounts of the experiences of women and minority groups in American history consider how their lives have been affected by education.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415995443
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/01/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

1: Introduction: History, Social Change, and Education

2: Colonial America: Religion, Inequality and Revolution

3: Emergence of a Modern School System: The 19th Century

4: Ethnicity, Gender, and Race: Contours of Social Change in the 19th Century

5: Growth, Reform and Differentiation: The Progressive Era

6: The Human Capital Revolution: Postwar America to the End of the 20th Century

Epilogue: Recent Developments and Looking to the Future

References

Index

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