Horace Mann's Vision of the Public Schools: Is it Still Relevant?

Horace Mann's Vision of the Public Schools: Is it Still Relevant?

by William Hayes
     
 

ISBN-10: 1578863635

ISBN-13: 9781578863631

Pub. Date: 03/07/2006

Publisher: R&L Education

Horace Mann has been labeled by historians as the 'father of the public schools.' Just as judges and historians consult the views of the nation's Founding Fathers for guidance on contemporary issues, current educators can benefit by revisiting the original vision of Horace Mann for publicly supported schools. Such a study will not only be of interest to anyone

Overview

Horace Mann has been labeled by historians as the 'father of the public schools.' Just as judges and historians consult the views of the nation's Founding Fathers for guidance on contemporary issues, current educators can benefit by revisiting the original vision of Horace Mann for publicly supported schools. Such a study will not only be of interest to anyone interested in our schools, but it will also offer guidance as we consider our current educational issues. Much has changed since Horace Mann led the struggle to establish the common or public schools in the mid-19th century. Drastic changes in demographics, the emergence of teacher unions, and more recently, the standards movement, high-stakes testing, and accountability have greatly affected public schools. These factors, along with the additional powers taken on by the state and federal government have altered how schools function. The result has been the creation of a system that currently fails to offer an equal educational opportunity to all of our students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578863631
Publisher:
R&L Education
Publication date:
03/07/2006
Pages:
182
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 9.36(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsv
Introductionvii
1The Early Years1
2The Educational Prophet7
3The Vision20
4The Spread of the Vision29
5The Growth of Vocational Education38
6The Practice of Academic Grouping46
7The White Flight56
8The Church and State Issue65
9The Multicultural Issue75
10The Choice Issue85
11The Technology100
12The Teachers109
13The Direction122
14The Law132
15The Debate143
16The Financial Dilemma153
17The Mann Plan162
About the Author171

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