Innocents Abroad

Innocents Abroad

by Jonathan Zimmerman
     
 

Until the early twentieth century, teachers went abroad with assumptions of their own superiority. But by the mid-twentieth century, they became far more self-questioning about their social assumptions, their educational theories, and the complexity of their role in a foreign society. Drawing on extensive archives of teachers' letters and accounts, Zimmerman's… See more details below

Overview

Until the early twentieth century, teachers went abroad with assumptions of their own superiority. But by the mid-twentieth century, they became far more self-questioning about their social assumptions, their educational theories, and the complexity of their role in a foreign society. Drawing on extensive archives of teachers' letters and accounts, Zimmerman's narrative explores the teachers' shifting attitudes about their country and themselves, in a world that was more unexpected than they could have imagined.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674032064
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
09/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
314
Sales rank:
1,481,951
Product dimensions:
9.02(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Aboard the USS Thomas


    I. American Dilemmas
  1. The American Method
  2. he American Curriculum
  3. Schooling for All?

  4. II. American Critiques
  5. Teacher Professionalism and Its Critics
  6. Church-State Relations
  7. The Problem of Empire

  • Epilogue: American Teachers in a Global Age
  • Notes
  • Index

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