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Urban Education in the United States : A Historical Reader - John L. Rury

Urban Education in the United States

A Historical Reader

Hardcover Published: 16th May 2005
ISBN: 9781403967770
Number Of Pages: 352

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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 Rury has produced a gem of a book about American urban education. Bracketed by Rury's graceful introduction and epilogue, the essays in this volume extend across the entire history of the Republic. Arguably, urban schools today face greater obstacles and challenges than at any previous point in our nation's past. Yet we cannot hope to solve our contemporary woes if we continue to ignore their historical roots. I wish every American would read this book, which provides illuminating snapshots of the past - and sobering omens for the future." - Jonathan Zimmerman, Director, History of Education Program, New York University

Introduction: The Development of Urban Education in the United States
The Origins of Urban School Systems
Common Schools before the "Common School Revival": New York Schooling in the 1790s
The Origins of Public Education in Baltimore, 1825-1829
Popular Education in Nineteenth Century St. Louis
Early Urban School Reform
Bureaucracy and the Common School: The Example of Portland, Oregon, 1851-1913
Urban Reform and the Schools: Kindergartens in Massachusetts
Progressivism and Curriculum Differentiation: Special Classes in the Atlanta Public Schools, 1898-1923
The Evolution of Urban School Leadership and Politics
Taxation and Social Conflict: Teacher Unionism and Public School Finance in Chicago, 1898-1934
Missing the Mark: Intelligence Testing in the Los Angeles Public Schools, 1922-32
The Politics of Educational Retrenchment in Detroit, 1929-1935
Urban Challenges in the Postwar Era
Bureaucratic Order and Special Children: Urban Schools, 1950s-1960s
Race, Space, and the Politics of Chicago's Public Schools: Benjamin Willis and the Tragedy of Urban Education
The Community is Beginning to Rumble: The Origins of Chicano Educational Protest in Houston, 1965-1970
Urban Schools in Contemporary History
After the Fall: Detroit, 1981-1995
The Milwaukee Voucher Experiment
High Stakes in Chicago
Epilogue: Past as Prologue: The Uncertain Future of Urban Schooling
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ISBN: 9781403967770
ISBN-10: 1403967776
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 16th May 2005
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.68
Edition Number: 1