New York, NY 2008 Trade paperback 3rd Revised ed. ISBN 9780415995443 New. NEW, 3rd edition as pictured. ISBN 9780415995443 Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 276 p. Audience: ...General/trade. NEW, 3rd edition as pictured. ISBN 9780415995443Read moreShow Less
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.
"Rury compiled an enormous amount of information using hundreds of references for this book. He has successfully condensed this information into a concise and enlightening overview of the relationships between education and social change in the United States."--Education Review, May 2010
John L. Rury is Professor of Education and (by courtesy) History at the University of Kansas. A past president of the History of Education Society and vice president of the American Educational Research Association, he also has served as a senior program officer at the Spencer Foundation, Chicago.