American Educational History: School, Society, and the Common Good

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SAGE Publications, Jan 18, 2007 - Education - 469 pages
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"This is an excellent text in the field of U.S. educational history. The author does a great job of linking past events to the current trends and debates in education. There is more than adequate documentation and arguments are logical and well presented. I am quite enthusiastic about this book. It is well-written, interesting, accessible, quite balanced in perspective, and comprehensive. It includes section, and details that I found fascinating-- and I think students will too." --Gina Giuliano, University at Albany, SUNY American Educational History: School, Society, and the Common Good is an up-to-date, contemporary examination of historical trends that have helped shape schools and education in the United States. Author William H. Jeynes places a strong emphasis on recent history, most notably post-WWII issues such as the role of technology, the standards movement, affirmative action, bilingual education, undocumented immigrants, school choice, and much more!Key Features:Makes clear connections between major historical trends and the shaping of U.S. education: This book thoroughly examines the extent to which major historical trends shaped education and vice versa.Stimulates educational debate: Students are introduced to cutting-edge controversies in a way that allows them to consider a variety of viewpoints and develop their own thinking skills.Offers a contemporary focus: While a balanced examination is given of educational history beginning with the Colonial experience and through the present day , this book gives more attention to post-World War II events than do competing books.Examines the educational history of groups that increasingly have a greater impact on U.S. society: Generous coverage is given to African American, Native American and women's educational history, as well as that of Latinos and Asian Americans.Intended Audience:This core text is designed for undergraduate and graduate courses such as Foundations of Education; American Educational History; Introduction to Education; Philosophy of Education; Sociology of Education; Educational Policy; and Educational Reform in the departments of Education, History, and Sociology.

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William H. Jeynes, PhD, is professor of education at California State University, Long Beach, and senior fellow at the Witherspoon Institute in Princeton, NJ. He graduated first in his class from Harvard University and also graduated from the University of Chicago, where he received the Rosenberger Award for most outstanding student. Jeynes has spoken and written for the White House, various U.S. government departments, and for both the G.W. Bush and Obama administrations. Arising from the the Asian Economic Crisis of 1997 1998, Jeynes gave his four-point proposal to the acting president of Korea, which was passed and became the foundation for their economic and education policy. He has 135 publications to his credit, including 11 books and many articles in major newspapers.

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