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Through the use of a consistent analytic framework, this text shows how and why certain school-society issues first arose in this country and how they have changed over time. Introduced and explained in detail in the first chapter, the text’s analytic framework focuses on the political economy, the dominant ideology, and existing educational practices that are prevalent in any given historical era. Readings at the end of each chapter are designed for the student to critique using the same analytic framework that ...

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Overview

Through the use of a consistent analytic framework, this text shows how and why certain school-society issues first arose in this country and how they have changed over time. Introduced and explained in detail in the first chapter, the text’s analytic framework focuses on the political economy, the dominant ideology, and existing educational practices that are prevalent in any given historical era. Readings at the end of each chapter are designed for the student to critique using the same analytic framework that the authors employ in the text. In its examination of the evolution of education in the United States, this book tells an engaging historical story.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780072985566
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 7/11/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.82 (d)

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Steven E. Tozer is Professor of Philosophy of Education at The University of Illinois, Chicago. At The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, he was Head of The Department of Curriculum and Instruction from 1990 to 1994. He has been Chair of The Committee on Academic Standards and Accreditation in The American Education Studies Association and a member of The Board of Examiners for The National Council on Accreditation of Teacher Education. He has written regularly for numerous journals. Professor Tozer completed his Ph.D. at The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He has taught at the early childhood, elementary and secondary levels.

Guy Senese is Associate Professor at Northern Arizona University where he teaches Social Foundations of Education and Philosophy of Education. He received his Ph.D. in Education at The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He taught school in Champaign Illinois, and at the Rough Rock Demonstration School on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona.

Paul C. Violas (deceased) was formerly Professor of History of Education in The College of Education at The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He has received the College of Education Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, The College Career Teaching Award, and The University’s Luckman Award for Undergraduate Teaching. Professor Violas received his Ed.D. degree at The University of Rochester. He taught secondary school social studies for six years. He has been a regular contributor to journals.

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Table of Contents

PART I: EDUCATIONAL AIMS IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
Chapter 1: Introduction: Understanding School and Society
Chapter 2: Liberty and Literacy: The Jeffersonian Era
Chapter 3: School as a Public Institution: The Common-School Era
Chapter 4: Social Diversity and Differentiated Schooling: The Progressive Era
Chapter 5: Diversity and Equity: Schooling Girls and Women
Chapter 6: Diversity and Equity: Schooling and African Americans
Chapter 7: Diversity and Equity: Schooling and American Indians
Chapter 8: National School Reform: The Early Cold War Era
PART II: EDUCATIONAL AIMS IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY
Chapter 9: Liberty and Literacy Today: Contemporary Perspectives
Chapter 10: Teaching in a Public Institution: The Professionalization Movement
Chapter 11: Social Diversity and Differentiated Schooling Today: Vocational and Liberal Ideals
Chapter 12: Diversity and Equity Today: Defining the Challenge
Chapter 13: Diversity and Equity Today: Meeting the Challenge
Chapter 14: Contemporary School Reform: The Post-Cold War Era
Chapter 15: The Cultural Contexts of Children and Youth
Notes
Glossary
Photo Credits
Index

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