This collection of original essays examines the history of American education as it has developed as a field since the 1970s and moves into a post-revisionist era and looks forward to possible new directions for the future. Contributors take a comprehensive approach, beginning with colonial education and spanning to modern day, while also looking at various aspects of education, from higher education, to curriculum, to the manifestation of social inequality in education. The essays speak to historians, educational researchers, policy makers and others seeking fresh perspectives on questions related to the historical development of schooling in the United States.
Rethinking the History of American Education
Introduction: A Multifaceted and Changing Field; W.J.Reese & J.L.Rury Literacy, Common Schools, and High Schools in Antebellum America; M.Vinovskis & G.Moran The History and Legacy of the Savannah Education Association; J.Jones Children in American History; N.R.Hiner Historical Perspectives on African American Education; M.Fultz Immigration and Education in American History; M.Olneck Women's Education in the United States; M.A.Nash Higher Education in American History; C.Ogren Teacher Education and Teaching in 20th Century America; K.Sconzert Curriculum History and Its Response to Revisionism; B.Franklin Bridging the Gap between Metropolitan and Educational History; J.Dougherty The Evolving Federal Role in American Education; A.Nelson On Policy Relevant Knowledge: From the War on Poverty to the War of Ideas; E.Lagemann Epilogue: Looking to the Future; W.J.Reese & J.L.Rury