Education & the Great Depression: Lessons from a Global History

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Peter Lang, 2006 - Education - 324 pages
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Education and the Great Depression: Lessons from a Global History examines the history of schools in terms of pedagogies, curricula, policies, and practices at the point of intersection with worldwide patterns of economic crisis, political instability, and social transformation. Examining the Great Depression in the historical contexts of Egypt, Turkey, Germany, Brazil, and New Zealand and in the regional contexts of the United States, including Virginia, New York City, Cleveland, Chicago, and South Carolina, this collection broadens our understanding of the scope of this crisis while also locating more familiar American examples in a global framework.

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The Editors: E. Thomas Ewing received his Ph.D. in modern Russian history from the University of Michigan. He is Associate Professor in the Department of History at Virginia Tech, and he is the author of The Teachers of Stalinism: Policy, Practice, and Power in Soviet Schools of the 1930s (Lang, 2002) and editor of Revolution and Pedagogy (2005).
David Hicks received his M.A. in history from the State University of New York at Cortland and his Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction (history and social science education) from Virginia Tech. He is currently Associate Professor in the School of Education at Virginia Tech, and he has published extensively on teaching the social studies.

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