Urban Education in the United States: A Historical Reader / Edition 1

Urban Education in the United States: A Historical Reader / Edition 1

by John L. Rury
     
 

In this reader on the history of American urban education, Rury (education, U. of Kansas) presents 16 relatively recent pieces of scholarship (although one dates back to 1972) that collectively survey the development of urban school systems from their origins in the late 18th and early 19th centuries to the voucher and "high stakes" debates of today. Among the topics… See more details below

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In this reader on the history of American urban education, Rury (education, U. of Kansas) presents 16 relatively recent pieces of scholarship (although one dates back to 1972) that collectively survey the development of urban school systems from their origins in the late 18th and early 19th centuries to the voucher and "high stakes" debates of today. Among the topics explored in the various historical case studies are bureaucracy and curricular differentiation, teacher unionism and public school finance, intelligence testing, the treatment of "special children," the origins of Chicano educational protest in the 1960s, and recent voucher experiments. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403967787
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
05/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
518,504
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction : the changing social contours of urban education1
Pt. 1The origins of urban school systems13
2Common schools before the "common school revival" : New York schooling in the 1790s17
3The origins of public education in Baltimore, 1825-182937
4Popular education in nineteenth century St. Louis57
Pt. 2Bureaucracy and curricular differentiation, 1870-191069
5Bureaucracy and the common school : the example of Portland, Oregon, 1851-191375
6Urban reform and the schools : kindergartens in Massachusetts, 1870-191597
7Progressivism and curriculum differentiation : special classes in the Atlanta public schools, 1898-1923119
Pt. 3Policies and politics in urban schools, 1900-1940137
8Taxation and social conflict : teacher unionism and public school finance in Chicago, 1898-1934143
9Missing the mark : intelligence testing in Los Angeles public schools, 1922-32159
10The politics of educational retrenchment in Detroit, 1929-1935179
Pt. 4The postwar era : 1945-1980213
11Race and the politics of Chicago's public schools : Benjamin Willis and the tragedy of urban education219
12Bureaucratic order and special children : urban schools, 1950s-1960s241
13"The community is beginning to rumble" : the origins of Chicano educational protest in Houston, 1965-1970257
Pt. 5Urban school reform in the late twentieth century275
14After the fall : continuity and change in Detroit, 1981-1995283
15The Milwaukee voucher experiment309
16High stakes in Chicago333
Epilogue : the uncertain future of urban education341

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