Summary: An ambitious, comprehensive account of the events and forces that shaped education in America! Those interested in how the patterns and cycles of education have been molded by historical events, as well as some of the people who crafted them, will benefit from this well-written, well-documented text. In it, Gutek explores how specific international and national incidents, scientific and technological developments, socioeconomic changes, religion, politics, race relat ...show moreions, and social movements have shaped educational strategies, practices, and philosophies during nearly six decades. Important educational issues affecting elementary, secondary, and higher education are discussed, including federal aid to education, desegregation, curricular innovations, the life adjustment movement, open education, and multicultural and gender issues. The author makes it clear in this enriching volume that education has been and always will be an important element in American society. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 00
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