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William J. Reese's history of public schools in America examines why citizens have repeatedly turned to the schools to improve society and how successive generations of reformers have tried to alter the curriculum and teaching practice to achieve their goals.

Organized around two themes — education as the means for reforming American society and ongoing reform within the schools themselves — this study examines two centuries of American public education. It explores school and society in the nineteenth century, including public school growth in the antebellum and postbellum eras; competing visions of education and reform during the first half of the twentieth century; and social change and reform from the 1950s through the 1980s.

Reese emphasizes the centrality of schools in the history of reform and their persistent allegiance to traditional practices and pedagogy despite two centuries of complaint by romantics and progressives. He describes tradition as a reliable friend of public schools, despite the enormous changes that have occurred over time: the centralization of authority, professionalization of teaching staff, and the expansion of curricular offerings.

Reese's clear and accessible book is an original interpretation of the history of public elementary and secondary schools in America. It should become a standard text for future teachers as well as scholars of education.

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In this history of the public school in America, Reese (educational policy studies, history, and European studies, U. of Wisconsin-Madison) explores the evolution of the idea that schools serve to better society and, in addition, examines how schools themselves have changed. Taking a chronological approach, Reese goes back to pre-Civil War schools through the 19th century, and then focuses on 20th-century traditions. He specifically describes school reform, the birth of public schools, elementary and high schools in the 20th century, curriculum, the professionalization of teaching, and the move towards greater authority.
Annotation 2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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William J. Reese's history of public schools in America examines why citizens have repeatedly turned to the schools to improve society and how successive generations of reformers have tried to alter the curriculum and teaching practice to achieve their goals.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780801881961
Author:
Reese, William J
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Author:
Reese, William J.
Subject:
History
Subject:
Educational change
Subject:
Educational Policy & Reform
Subject:
Education and state -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Public schools -- United States -- History.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
American Moment
Publication Date:
September 2005
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
376
Dimensions:
8.98x6.20x.85 in. 1.10 lbs.

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