Urban Education in the United States: A Historical Reader

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Palgrave Macmillan, May 1, 2005 - Education - 352 pages
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This book addresses an often-overlooked aspect of American education: the development of schools in large cities. John L. Rury introduces and highlights the most significant and classic essays dealing with urban schooling in this collection. Touching upon each of the country's principal geographic regions, Urban Education in the United States provides an introduction to critical themes in the history of city schools, framing each section with an overview of the major issues in urban education during particular periods in US history. This is an essential collection for students in urban education, the history of education, and American history.

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John L. Rury is Chair of the Department of Teaching and Leadership and Professor in the School of Education at the University of Kansas. He is author of several books including Education and Social Change: Themes in the History of American Schooling.