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 L. 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.
“Its adept treatment of historical developments with interpretive themes is accomplished
in a remarkably concise and accessible manner.” —Sevan Terzian, Florida State University, USA
“I really like the book’s central question: do schools change society or does society change schools? While students quickly realize the answer is ‘both,’ this interplay throughout the text works nicely for me. It also supports well another central question that I usually emphasize: the ‘education for what purpose’ question.” —Monica McKinney, Meredith College, USA
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.