American Education: A History with the McGraw-Hill Foundations of Education Timeline

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"American Education: A History" presents the history of American education from precolonial times to the present in a comprehensive, engaging manner. Balanced and well written, the text provides an objective overview of historical events alongside thoughtful analysis and integration as it presents each major period in the development of American education against the broader backdrop of national and world events. Each chapter is tightly linked to the preceding and succeeding chapters so that the story of American education unfolds in a seamless manner. This is the first text to explore Native American traditions (including education) prior to Colonization. It also offers very strong, ongoing coverage of minorities and women; exceptional coverage of education in the nineteenth century in the southern states; and a noteworthy three-chapter cluster (chapters 6, 7, and 8) describing the making of the modern school system before, during, and after the Progressive Era. This edition includes the addition of political cartoons, annotated suggestions for further reading, more comprehensive coverage of John Dewey, and a thoroughly reorganized and updated recent history of education (Chapter 12).

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Wayne J. Urban is Regents’ Professor in the Department of Educational Policy Studies and Professor of History at Georgia State University, where he has taught since 1971. His previous books are Accountability in American Education: A Critique (1976), Why Teachers Organized (1982), and Black Scholar: Horace Mann Bond, 1904-1972 (1992). He is currently president of the American Educational Studies Association and is past president of the History of Education Society. He is a former editor of Educational Studies and of the American Educational Research Journal. His current research interests are the history of desegregation in education, the history of educational research, and the history of teachers, their work, and their organizations.

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