This book is not a comprehensive history of moral education in American schools. Rather, it is an episodic history that deals with selected periods, movements, and individuals throughout the course of American education history from the time of colonial Massachusetts in the 17th century up to present times. It is almost entirely devoted to public schools. It is a tale that is fraught with friction and controversy, even legal challenge. Given the nature of the topic, and the passion with which it has been and is currently viewed, it will ever be thus.
Preface; Moral Education in the Schools of Colonial Massachusetts (The "Ould Deluder Satan" Law Period); Moral Education in the Schools During The Revolutionary Era (Washington, Jefferson, Webster); Moral Education in the Public Schools of New York City under the Lancaster Method (In The 1820s); Moral Education in the Common School of Horace Mann; Moral Education As Emphasized in the Normal Schools; Moral Education in the Schools of Ante- and Postbellum Virginia; Moral Education in the Catholic Parochial Schools; Moral Education in the Schools According To The Holy Bible; Moral Education As Taught in the McGuffey Readers; Moral Education in the Secular "American" Schools; Moral Education in the Schools Of Reconstruction For The Freedmen; Moral Education in the Schools For Democracy (World War I Period, Cardinal Principles Report); Moral Education in the Schools Under The Influence Of John Dewey; Moral Education As Present in the Work of The Educational Policies Commission (During The Depression, World War II, And The Cold War); Moral Education According to the Cognitive Development Theory of Lawrence Kohlberg; Moral Education As Found in the Values Clarification Movement of the 1970s And 1980s; Moral Education in the Character Education Movement (The U.S; Government And "Schools of Character," Commercial Programs Such As "Character Counts," And in the Work Of Thomas Lickona, The "4th And 5th Rs" Movement) In The 1990s.
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 1st February 2005
Publisher: Information Age Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61
Weight (kg): 0.34