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American school reform [electronic resource] : progressive, equity, and excellence movements, 1883-1993 / Maurice R. Berube.

By: Berube, Maurice R.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1994Description: 1 online resource (x, 153 p.).ISBN: 9780313389726 (electronic bk.); 0313389721 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Educational change -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Educational change -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Progressive education -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Progressive education -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Educational equalization -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Educational equalization -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Education | EDUCATION -- History | EDUCATION -- Comparative | Onderwijsvernieuwing | Progressive Erziehung | Schulreform | Bildungswesen | USA | Education Reform History | United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: American school reform.DDC classification: 370/.9/0904 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Preface; Chapter One: The Progressive Movement; Chapter Two: Progressive Education: The Matrix of It All; Chapter Three: John Dewey: America's Educational Philosopher; Chapter Four: The Civil Rights Movement and Equity Reform; Chapter Five: Community Control Revisited; Chapter Six: The Drift to Privatization; Chapter Seven: The School Culture Wars; Chapter Eight: Conclusion; Bibliography; Index;
Summary: Berube analyzes the three great educational reform movements in the United States. He shows how they have been shaped by outside societal forces: Progressive Education was an offshoot of the Progressive Movement; Equity Reform in the 1960s was influenced by the Civil Rights Movement; Excellence Reform in the last decade was a response to foreign economic competition. Within each matrix, common characteristics of each movement emerge. Progressive Education with its emphasis on critical thinking and child-centered schools set the stage for what was to follow. Equity Reform sought to complete the.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [141]-148) and index.

Berube analyzes the three great educational reform movements in the United States. He shows how they have been shaped by outside societal forces: Progressive Education was an offshoot of the Progressive Movement; Equity Reform in the 1960s was influenced by the Civil Rights Movement; Excellence Reform in the last decade was a response to foreign economic competition. Within each matrix, common characteristics of each movement emerge. Progressive Education with its emphasis on critical thinking and child-centered schools set the stage for what was to follow. Equity Reform sought to complete the.

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Preface; Chapter One: The Progressive Movement; Chapter Two: Progressive Education: The Matrix of It All; Chapter Three: John Dewey: America's Educational Philosopher; Chapter Four: The Civil Rights Movement and Equity Reform; Chapter Five: Community Control Revisited; Chapter Six: The Drift to Privatization; Chapter Seven: The School Culture Wars; Chapter Eight: Conclusion; Bibliography; Index;

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