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
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415802113

ISBN-13: 9780415802116

Pub. Date: 12/08/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In this second edition of The School in the United States: A Documentary History, James W. Fraser once again provides the essential primary documents for a study of the history of education in the United States. Consisting of expertly-chosen excerpts from important educational documents from the colonial era to the present, this updated edition

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In this second edition of The School in the United States: A Documentary History, James W. Fraser once again provides the essential primary documents for a study of the history of education in the United States. Consisting of expertly-chosen excerpts from important educational documents from the colonial era to the present, this updated edition features:

  • Additional material on Noah Webster’s Speller, McGuffey’s Reader, debates over black education during Reconstruction
  • A new chapter on the emergence of high school and the role of vocational education
  • A new chapter on Education in the Era of No Child Left Behind
  • Over a dozen black and white photos to further enhance students’ experience with the texts

Each chapter begins with an introduction that places the selections into context and provides the necessary background to the issues being discussed. Comprehensive enough to be used as a main text, but brief enough to be used alongside another, The School in the United States remains an ideal resource and textbook for any student and teacher of the history of education in the United States.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415802116
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/08/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(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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