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The School in the United States: A Documentary History / Edition 2
     

The School in the United States: A Documentary History / Edition 2

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by James W. Fraser
 

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ISBN-10: 0415802105

ISBN-13: 9780415802109

Pub. Date: 12/08/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Students come alive when dealing with primary sources. Yet no current History of Education text supplies primary source documents. Fraser's unique text is a documentary history of education in the United States and can save the instructor from doing a good deal of photocopying. It consists of primary source documents which illustrate and map the

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Students come alive when dealing with primary sources. Yet no current History of Education text supplies primary source documents. Fraser's unique text is a documentary history of education in the United States and can save the instructor from doing a good deal of photocopying. It consists of primary source documents which illustrate and map the establishment and evolution of education in America. For example,the text includes documents such as Beecher's "Essay on the Education of Female Teachers," "A Nation At Risk: Report of the National Commission on Excellence in Education," and selections from Dewey's School and Society and Holt's How Children Fail. Introductions and explanations frame the primary sources to help students understand the background and context of the documents. The book can be used as a main or a supplemental text at either the undergraduate or graduate level.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415802109
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/08/2009
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements

1. The School in Colonial America, 1620-1770

2. The American Revolution and Schools for the New Republic, 1770-1820

3. The Common School Movement, 1820-1860

4: Schooling Moves West, 1835-1860

5: Slavery, Reconstruction, and the Schools of the South, 1820-1937

6: The Emergence of the High School, 1821-1959

7: Growth and Diversity in Schools and Students, 1880-1960

8: The Progressive Era, 1890-1950

9: Schools in the Cold War Era, 1950-1970

10: Civil Rights, Integration, and School Reform, 1954-1980

11: Rights and Opportunities in American Education, 1965-1980

12: Reform Efforts of the 1980s and 1990s

13: Education in the Era of No Child Left Behind, 2001-2009

Bibliography: For Further Reading
About the Author
Index

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The School in the United States: A Documentary History 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
PineappleSage More than 1 year ago
. This book comprehensively covered each era from the first settlers of the nation through the No Child Left Behind Act of the early 2000s. Fraser gave a helpful summary at the start of each chapter and then use primary sources to indicate the arguments that accompanied the issues of the times. This helped really keep my interest and really drew me into some debates, such as the notion of whether the control of a school’s curriculum should fall to the federal government, to the states, or to the local institutions themselves, or the question of multicultural education and how to tackle that in the classroom. My one disappointment with the book is that it didn’t extend to the present day and the new Common Core standards that are being developed, but I understand that it was printed in 2010, so hopefully they will publish an updated version that covers the issues of today.