The American model of state and school : an historical inquiry
- Glenn, Charles Leslie, 1938-
- New York : Continuum, c2012.
- Physical description
- x, 267 p. ; 24 cm.
LC89 .G538 2012
- Unknown LC89 .G538 2012
- Includes bibliographical references (p. -262) and index.
- Introduction: Weakness and Strengths of the American Model-- Chapter 1: Colonial Background-- New England-- Southern colonies-- Mid-Atlantic colonies-- Secondary Schools-- Chapter 2: The Idea of Forming Citizens-- Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Rush, and the Allies of Jefferson-- Resistance to 'republican' education-- Utopian Reformers-- Evangelical and Humanitarian Initiatives-- Chapter 3: Schooling in the New Republic-- Schooling for poor children-- Funding and local control-- The blurred public/private distinction-- Chapter 4: Schooling as Response to the Immigrant Threat-- Chapter 5: The Educator-State-- Horace Mann and Henry Barnard-- Pennsylvania: moderate reform-- Michigan: progress and retreat-- California-- Resistance to state leadership in popular schooling-- State authority and its limits. Chapter 6: Creating an Education Profession-- Redefining the Role of Women-- The State and the Training of Teachers-- Chapter 7: Religion Becomes the Focus of Controversy over Schools-- Recapitulation of the Ante-Bellum Situation-- The Developing Educational System after the Civil War-- The Influence of Church/State Conflicts in Europe-- Religious Expression in Public Schools-- Public Support for Religious Schools-- After the Second World War-- Chapter 8: Progressive Education as Movement and as Influence-- Kilpatrick and child-centered teaching-- Dewey on democratic education-- Progressive Education theory as established doctrine-- Educational and political progressivism-- Critics of Progressive Education-- What's Left of Progressive Education? Chapter 9: Concluding Reflections-- References.
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- Publisher's Summary
- State and Schools argues that the American educational model represents a third way of organizing the provision of schooling, and that this accounts for some of its strengths as well as some of its weaknesses. Charles L. Glenn looks closely at the tradition of democratic localism in the management of schooling, and the powerful and anti-democratic effect of the emerging education 'profession, ' which has in some respects the characteristics of a religious movement more than of a true profession. A sweeping chronological survey, State and Schools includes chapters on the colonial background, schooling in the New Republic, the creation of an education profession, and the progressive education movement, among others. Glenn's primary purpose, in this authoritative and thoroughly researched book, is to illustrate the deep roots of ways of thinking about schools that have made it difficult for policy-makers and the public to do what needs to be done to enable schools to function as they should, for our society and for future generations.
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- Publication date
- Charles L. Glenn.
- 9781441188427 (hardcover : alk. paper)
- 1441188428 (hardcover : alk. paper)
- 9781441135308 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- 1441135308 (pbk. : alk. paper)