Summary: ''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 N ...show moreo 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. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 7TH 08
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