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Book
xi, 284 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Urban school reform, professionalization, and the science of education
  • The rural school problem and the complexities of national reform
  • Redefining state responsibility in education
  • Public interest and parental authority in the compulsory school
  • Creating citizens and workers: curriculum reform and the aims of education in a democracy
  • Conclusion: School, society, and state.
"Democracy has to be born anew every generation, and education is its midwife, " wrote John Dewey in his classic work "The School and Society". In "School, Society, and State", Tracy L. Steffes places that idea at the center of her exploration of the connections between public school reform in the early twentieth century and American political development from 1890 to 1940. American public schooling, Steffes shows, was not merely another reform project of the Progressive Era, but a central one. She addresses why Americans invested in public education and explains how an array of reformers subtly transformed schooling into a tool of social governance to address the consequences of industrialization and urbanization. By extending the reach of schools, broadening their mandate, and expanding their authority over the well-being of children, the state assumed a defining role in the education - and in the lives - of American families. In "School, Society, and State", Steffes returns the state to the study of the history of education and brings the schools back into our discussion of state power during a pivotal moment in American political development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226772097 20160608
Education Library (Cubberley)
AMSTUD-201-01, EDUC-201-01, HISTORY-158B-01
Book
xxx, 285 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
  • Editor's Note. Preface: Contesting the Color Line. 1: Race and the Schools Before Brown. 2: The Grass Roots and Struggling Lawyers. 3: The Court Decides. 4: Crossroads, 1954-55. 5: Southern Whites Fight Back. 6: Striving for Racial Balance in the 1960s. 7: The Buger Court Surprises. 8: Stalemates. 9: Resegregation?. 10: Legacies and Lessons. Appendix I: Key Cases. Appendix II: Tables and Figures. Notes. Bibliographical Essay. Acknowledgements. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195127164 20160528
Many people were elated when Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren delivered Brown versus Board of Education of Topeka in May 1954, the ruling that struck down state-sponsored racila segregation in America's public schools. Thurgood Marshall, chief attorney for the black families that launched the litigation, exclaimed later, "I was so happy, I was numb." The novelist Ralph Ellison wrote, "Another battle of the Civil War has been won. The rest is up to us and I'm very glad. What a wonderful world of possibilities are unfolded for the children!" Here, in a concise, narrative, Bancroft Prize-winning historian James T. Patterson takes readers through the dramatic case and its 50-year aftermath. A wide range of characters animates the story, from the little-known African-Americans who dared to challenge Jim Crow with lawsuits (at great personal cost); to Thurgood Marshall, who later became a Justice himself; to Earl Warren, who shephered a fractured Court to a unanimous decision.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195127164 20160528
Education Library (Cubberley)
AMSTUD-201-01, EDUC-201-01, HISTORY-158B-01
Book
xxx, 285 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
  • Editor's Note. Preface: Contesting the Color Line. 1: Race and the Schools Before Brown. 2: The Grass Roots and Struggling Lawyers. 3: The Court Decides. 4: Crossroads, 1954-55. 5: Southern Whites Fight Back. 6: Striving for Racial Balance in the 1960s. 7: The Buger Court Surprises. 8: Stalemates. 9: Resegregation?. 10: Legacies and Lessons. Appendix I: Key Cases. Appendix II: Tables and Figures. Notes. Bibliographical Essay. Acknowledgements. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195127164 20160528
Many people were elated when Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren delivered Brown versus Board of Education of Topeka in May 1954, the ruling that struck down state-sponsored racila segregation in America's public schools. Thurgood Marshall, chief attorney for the black families that launched the litigation, exclaimed later, "I was so happy, I was numb." The novelist Ralph Ellison wrote, "Another battle of the Civil War has been won. The rest is up to us and I'm very glad. What a wonderful world of possibilities are unfolded for the children!" Here, in a concise, narrative, Bancroft Prize-winning historian James T. Patterson takes readers through the dramatic case and its 50-year aftermath. A wide range of characters animates the story, from the little-known African-Americans who dared to challenge Jim Crow with lawsuits (at great personal cost); to Thurgood Marshall, who later became a Justice himself; to Earl Warren, who shephered a fractured Court to a unanimous decision.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195127164 20160528
Education Library (Cubberley)
AMSTUD-201-01, EDUC-201-01, HISTORY-158B-01
Book
x, 323 p. ; 25 cm.
This text argues that the connection between schooling and social mobility may be doing more harm than good, for the pursuit of educational credentials has come to take precedence over the acquisition of knowledge.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300069938 20160527
Education Library (Cubberley)
AMSTUD-201-01, EDUC-201-01, HISTORY-158B-01
Book
xi, 396 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
This work shows how American Indian children were deliberately removed from their homes into government boarding schools so that white "civilisation" could take root while childhood memories of "savagism" gradually faded to the point of extinction.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780700607358 20160528
Education Library (Cubberley)
EDUC-201-01, AMSTUD-201-01, HISTORY-158B-01
Book
184 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
The aim of this book is to document the dynamic tension between Americans' faith in education as a panacea, and the moderate pace of change in educational practices.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674892835 20160528
Green Library, Education Library (Cubberley)
AMSTUD-201-01, EDUC-201-01, HISTORY-158B-01
Book
285 p. cm.
  • Curriculum ferment in the 1890s-- the curriculum versus the child-- the curriculum of the Dewey school-- scientific curriculum-making-- subject re-alignment and vocationalism-- from home project to experience curriculum-- Great Depression and social reconstructionism-- hybridization of the curriculum-- life adjustment and the end of an era.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415908962 20160527
Examining the struggle for the American curriculum, this book covers topics such as curriculum ferment in the 1890s; the curriculum of the Dewey school; scientific curriculum-making; subject re-alignment and vocationalism; and the Great Depression and social reconstructionism.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415908962 20160527
Education Library (Cubberley)
AMSTUD-201-01, EDUC-201-01, HISTORY-158B-01
Book
xiv, 366 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Education Library (Cubberley)
AMSTUD-201-01, EDUC-201-01, HISTORY-158B-01
Book
xiv, 266 p. ; 21 cm.
Green Library, Education Library (Cubberley)
AMSTUD-201-01, EDUC-201-01, HISTORY-158B-01