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

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

by J. Rury
     
 

ISBN-10: 1403967784

ISBN-13: 9781403967787

Pub. Date: 05/16/2005

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US

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

Overview

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 US
Publication date:
05/16/2005
Edition description:
2005
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Development of Urban Education in the United States; J.L. Rury PART ONE: THE ORIGINS OF URBAN SCHOOL SYSTEMS Introduction Common Schools before the 'Common School Revival': New York Schooling in the 1790s; C.F.Kaestle The Origins of Public Education in Baltimore, 1825-1829; T.H.Sheller Popular Education in Nineteenth Century St. Louis; S.K.Troen PART TWO: EARLY URBAN SCHOOL REFORM Introduction Bureaucracy and the Common School: The Example of Portland, Oregon, 1851-1913; D.B.Tyack Urban Reform and the Schools: Kindergartens in Massachusetts; M.Lazerson The Baltimore School Building Program, 1870 to 1900: A Study of Urban School Reform; A.R.Andrews Missing the Mark: Intelligence Testing in the Los Angeles Public Schools, 1922-32; J.Raftery PART THREE: THE EVOLUTION OF URBAN SCHOOL LEADERSHIP AND POLITICS Introduction Pilgrim's Progress: Toward a Social History of the School Superintendency, 1860-1960; D.B.Tyack Progressivism and Curriculum Differentiation: Special Classes in the Atlanta Public Schools, 1898-1923; B.Franklin Taxation and Social Conflict: Teacher Unionism and Public School Finance in Chicago, 1898-1934; M.Murphy The Politics of Educational Retrenchment in Detroit, 1929-1935; J.Mirel PART FOUR: URBAN SCHOOLS IN CONTEMPORARY HISTORY Introduction Race, Space, and the Politics of Chicago's Public Schools: Benjamin Willis and the Tragedy of Urban Education; J.L.Rury The Community is Beginning to Rumble: The Origins of Chicano Educational Protest in Houston, 1965-1970; G.San Miguel Bureaucratic Order and Special Children: Urban Schools, 1950s-1960s; J.L.Tropea Race, Social Class, and Educational Reform in an Inner City School; J.Anyon The Milwaukee Voucher Experiment; J.F.Witte High Stakes in Chicago; B.Jacobs Epilogue: Past as Prologue: The Uncertain Future of Urban Schooling

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