Hoosier Schools: Past and Present

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Overview

"This anthology is important for historians of education, but... it has a larger purpose. Public schools have 'remained a faithful barometer of the major economic, political and social changes that swept across the nation.' Social historians can learn much from this well-written anthology." —Journal of American History

"... a fine contribution to the history of public policy studies." —The Public
Historian

School reform activists sometimes forget that schools are a product of history, that many proposed reforms were tried before—with mixed results. That understanding of the past is critical to our understanding of current efforts to improve schools. These original studies of school reform in Indiana, from before the Civil War to the most recent efforts, offer a much-needed perspective on the reoccurring struggle to remake the public schools in a new image.

Indiana University Press

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780253211545
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/1998
  • Series: Midwestern History and Culture Series
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.79 (d)

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William J. Reese is Professor of Educational Policy Studies and of History at the
University of Wisconsin-Madison and former editor of the History of Education Quarterly. His previous books include Power and the Promise of School Reform and The Origins of the American High
School.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Acknowledgments
Chapter 1 ‘Awakening the Public
Mind’: The Dissemination of the Common School Idea in Indiana, 1787-1852 Scott
Walter
Chapter 2 Urban School Reform in the Victorian Era William J. Reese
Chapter
3 Curricular Reform in an Industrial Age Ted Stahly
Chapter 4 Civic Education in
Indianapolis During the Progressive Era Alexander Urbiel
Chapter 5 Community and Control in the Development of the Extracurriculum: Muncie Central High School, 1890-1930 Laurie Moses
Hines
Chapter 6 Gymnasium or Coliseum? Basketball, Education, and Community Impulse in
Indiana in the Early Twentieth Century David G. Martin
Chapter 7 Urban Schools in
Post-War Indiana William J. Reese
Chapter 8 The Challenge of Racial Equality Maureen
Reynolds
Chapter 9 School Reform in Indiana Since 1980 Barry Bull

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