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Education and the Culture of Print in Modern America
     

Education and the Culture of Print in Modern America

by Adam R. Nelson (Editor)
 

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Vividly revealing the multiple layers on which print has been produced, consumed, regulated, and contested for the purpose of education since the mid-nineteenth century, the historical case studies in Education and the Culture of Print in Modern America deploy a view of education that extends far beyond the confines of traditional classrooms. The nine essays

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Vividly revealing the multiple layers on which print has been produced, consumed, regulated, and contested for the purpose of education since the mid-nineteenth century, the historical case studies in Education and the Culture of Print in Modern America deploy a view of education that extends far beyond the confines of traditional classrooms. The nine essays examine "how print educates" in settings as diverse as depression-era work camps, religious training, and broadcast television-all the while revealing the enduring tensions that exist among the controlling interests of print producers and consumers. This volume exposes what counts as education in American society and the many contexts in which education and print intersect.

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“This welcome volume conceives of education broadly enough to encompass children and adults, Catholics and Protestants, books and television, African Americans and whites, the hearing and the deaf.”—Joan Shelley Rubin, University of Rochester

“The essays demonstrate the richness and diversity of evidence available for the study of modern print culture in the United States and present an engaging variety of critical perspectives on the history of education.”—Thomas Edward Augst, coeditor of Libraries as Agencies of Culture

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299236144
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
05/26/2010
Series:
Print Culture History in Modern America Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Adam R. Nelson is associate professor of educational policy studies and history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is author of Education and Democracy: The Meaning of Alexander Meiklejohn, 1872-1964 and The Elusive Ideal: Equal Educational Opportunity and the Federal Role in Boston’s Public Schools, 1950-1985. John L. Rudolph is professor of curriculum and instruction and of history of science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is author of Scientists in the Classroom: The Cold War Reconstruction of American Science Education.

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