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American School: From the Puritans to No Child Left Behind

American School: From the Puritans to No Child Left Behind - 7th edition

ISBN13: 978-0073525891

Cover of American School: From the Puritans to No Child Left Behind 7TH 08 (ISBN 978-0073525891)
ISBN13: 978-0073525891
ISBN10: 0073525898

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 7TH 08
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2008
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American School: From the Puritans to No Child Left Behind - 7TH 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-0073525891

Joel Spring

ISBN13: 978-0073525891
ISBN10: 0073525898

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 7TH 08
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2008
International: No

''The seventh edition of The American School: From the Puritans to No Child Left Behind by Joel Spring features: an expanded discussion of the multicultural population of the United States; a new section on the 1924 Immigration Act; a new section on Eugenics and the Age of Sterilization; an expanded discussion of public schooling as America's welfare institution; a new section on Meritocracy and the Big Test; a new section on Concepts of Childhood; and an updated examination of the No Child Left Behind legislation.'' ''This history of American education is designed to stimulate critical analysis and critical thinking by offering alternative interpretations of each historical period. The point of view taken by this text emphasizes (1) the role of multiculturalism and cultural domination in shaping U.S. schools, (2) the position of the school as one of many institutions that manage the distribution of ideas in society, (3) racism as a central issue in U.S. history and U.S. educational history, and (4) economic issues as an important factor in understanding the evolution of U.S. schools.''--BOOK JACKET.

Table of Contents

List of Time Lines
Thinking Critically about History: Ideological Management, Culture Wars, and Consumerism p. 1
Reasons for studying American School History p. 1
My Perspective on Educational History p. 3
Culture and Religion as a Central Themes in Educational History p. 4
Schools as One Form of Ideological Management p. 5
The Role of Racism p. 6
Economic Goals p. 7
Consumerism and Environmental Education p. 8
Religion and Authority in Colonial Education p. 10
The Role of Education in Colonial Society p. 11
Authority and Social Status in Colonial New England p. 13
Colonialism and Educational Policy p. 20
Language and Cultural Domination p. 21
Native Americans: Education as Cultural Imperialism p. 23
Enslaved Africans: Atlantic Creoles p. 28
Enslaved Africans: The Plantation System p. 28
The Idea of Secular Education: Freedom of Thought and the Establishment of Academies p. 30
Benjamin Franklin and Education as Social Mobility p. 34
The Family and the Child p. 37
Conclusion p. 42
Nationalism, Multiculturalism, and Moral Reform in the New Republic p. 46
Noah Webster: Nationalism and the Creation of a Dominant Culture p. 51
Thomas Jefferson: A Natural Aristocracy p. 54
Moral Reform and Faculty Psychology p. 57
Concepts of Childhood: Protected, Working, Poor, Rural, and Enslaved p. 59
Charity Schools, the Lancasterian System, and Prisons p. 60
Institutional Change and the American College p. 66
Public versus Private Schools p. 72
Conclusion: Continuing Issues in American Education p. 73
The Ideology and Politics of the Common School p. 78
Three Distinctive Features of the Common School Movement p. 79
Workingmen and the Struggle for a Republican Education p. 89
The Whigs and the Democrats p. 92
The Birth of the High School p. 96
The Continuing Debate about the Common School Ideal p. 97
Conclusion p. 102
The Common School and the Threat of Cultural Pluralism p. 106
The Increasing Multicultural Population of the United States p. 107
Irish Catholics: A Threat to Anglo-American Schools and Culture p. 110
Slavery and Freedom in the North: African Americans and Schools in the New Republic p. 115
Native Americans p. 122
Conclusion p. 136
Organizing the American School: The Nineteenth-Century Schoolmarm p. 141
The American Teacher p. 143
The Maternal Model of Instruction p. 152
The Evolution of the Bureaucratic Model p. 157
McGuffey's Readers and the Spirit of Capitalism p. 164
Female Teachers Civilize the West p. 169
Conclusion p. 172
Multiculturalism and the Failure of the Common School Ideal p. 175
Mexican Americans: Race and Citizenship p. 175
Asian Americans: Exclusion and Segregation p. 182
Native American Citizenship p. 189
Citizenship for African Americans p. 196
Issues Regarding Puerto Rican Citizenship p. 203
Puerto Rican American Educational Issues p. 205
Conclusion: Setting the Stage for the Great Civil Rights Movement p. 209
Growth of the Welfare Function of Schools: School Showers, Kindergarten, Playgrounds, Home Economics, Social Centers, and Cultural Conflict p. 213
Immigration from Southern and Eastern Europe p. 214
Integrated Time Line p. 217
The Kindergarten Movement p. 218
Home Economics: Education of the New Consumer Woman p. 220
School Cafeterias, the American Cuisine, and Processed Foods p. 224
The Play Movement p. 228
Summer School p. 229
Social Centers p. 230
The New Culture Wars p. 232
Resisting Segregation: African Americans p. 234
The Second Crusade for Black Education p. 236
Resisting Segregation: Mexican Americans p. 237
Native American Boarding Schools p. 241
Resisting Discrimination: Asian Americans p. 243
Educational Resistance in Puerto Rico p. 244
Conclusion: Public Schooling As America's Welfare Institution p. 246
The School and the Workplace: High School, Junior High School, and Vocational Guidance and Education p. 252
The High School p. 253
Vocational Education, Vocational Guidance, and the Junior High School p. 264
Public Benefit or Corporate Greed? p. 272
Adapting the Classroom to the Workplace: Herbart, Dewey, and Thorndike p. 280
Conclusion: The Meaning of Equality of Opportunity p. 290
Meritocracy: The Experts Take Charge p. 295
Meritocracy and Efficient Management p. 297
Measurement, Democracy, and the Superiority of Anglo-Americans p. 306
Closing the Door to Immigrants: The 1924 Immigration Act p. 312
''Backward'' Children and Special Classrooms p. 313
Eugenics and the Age of Sterilization p. 315
The University and Meritocracy p. 316
Conclusion p. 324
Integrated Time Line p. 325
The Politics of Knowledge: Teachers' Unions, the American Legion, and the American Way p. 329
Keep the Schools Out of Politics: The Politics of Education p. 329
The Politics of Professionalism: Teachers versus Administrators p. 331
The Rise of the National Education Association p. 335
The Political Changes of the Depression Years p. 338
The Politics of Ideological Management: The American Legion p. 345
Selling the ''American Way'' in Schools and on Billboards p. 347
Conclusion p. 354
Schools, Media, and Popular Culture: Influencing the Minds of Children and Teenagers p. 358
Educators and the Movies p. 360
Should Commercial Radio or Educators Determine National Culture? p. 367
Creating the Super Hero for Children's Radio p. 372
Controlling the Influence of Comic Books p. 376
Educating Children as Consumers p. 378
The Creation of Teenage Markets p. 380
Children and Youth from the 1950s to the 21st Century p. 382
Conclusion p. 384
Education and National Policy p. 389
The Cold War and National Educational Policy p. 391
Meritocracy and The Big Test p. 396
Ideological Management: Anticommunism p. 398
Back to the Basics: Scholars and Conservatives Take Charge p. 399
The National Defense Education Act p. 402
The War on Poverty p. 404
Children's Television Workshop and Sesame Street p. 409
Conclusion p. 417
The Great Civil Rights Movement, The New Immigration, and the New Culture Wars p. 421
School Desegregation p. 422
The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. p. 425
Native Americans p. 427
Asian Americans: Educating the ''Model Minority'' p. 431
Hispanic/Latino Americans p. 435
Bilingual Education: The Culture Wars Continued p. 437
The Immigration Act of 1965 and the New American Population p. 440
Multicultural Education, Immigration, and the Culture Wars p. 442
Schools and the Women's Movement p. 446
Children with Special Needs p. 447
The Coloring of Textbook Town p. 449
Liberating the Textbook Town Housewife for More Consumption p. 453
Conclusion: The Cold War and Civil Rights p. 454
Education in the Twenty-First Century p. 459
The Religious Right and School Prayer p. 459
Environmental Education: The Radical Paradigm p. 460
The Nixon Administration and the Conservative Reaction p. 465
Accountability and the Increasing Power of the Standardized Test p. 468
The Reagan, Bush, and Clinton Years: National Standards, Choice, and Savage Inequalities p. 470
The End of the Common School: Choice, Privatization, and Charter Schools p. 474
The Commercialization of Schools and Education for Consumption p. 479
Textbooks: Environmentalism as the New Enemy p. 486
No Child Left Behind: Fulfillment of the American Educational Dream? p. 487
Conclusion p. 490
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