Civic Learning Through Agricultural Improvement: Bringing the Loom and the Anvil into Proximity with the Plow by Glenn P. LauzonCivic Learning Through Agricultural Improvement: Bringing the Loom and the Anvil into Proximity with the Plow by Glenn P. Lauzon

Civic Learning Through Agricultural Improvement: Bringing the Loom and the Anvil into Proximity…

byGlenn P. LauzonEditorGlenn P. Lauzon

Paperback | September 15, 2010

Pricing and Purchase Info

$60.89

Earn 304 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store

Quantity:

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

How do people use education to respond to change? How do people learn what is expected of "good citizens" in their communities? These questions have long concerned educational historians, civic educators, and social scientists. In recent years, they have captured national attention through high-profile education reform proposals and civic initiatives. The historian who reviews the relevant literature, however, will discover something odd: most of it focuses on schooling, despite the fact that, prior to the middle of the twentieth century, formal schooling played only a small (but significant) part in most people's lives. What other educational forces and institutions bring civic ideals to bear upon minds and hearts? This question is rarely raised. At issue is a conceptual problem: we, today, tend to equate "education" with "schooling." Do county fairs and farmers' associations have anything to do with civic education? Drawing insights from debates at the time of the "founding" of the history of education as a branch of modern scholarship, this author asserts that they do. Using the life of county fairs, farmers' associations, and farmers' institutes as its central thread, this book explores how prominent town-dwellers and leading farmers tried to use agricultural improvement to grow towns and to shape civic sensibilities in the rural Midwest.
Title:Civic Learning Through Agricultural Improvement: Bringing the Loom and the Anvil into Proximity…Format:PaperbackDimensions:8.75 × 6.34 × 0.68 inPublished:September 15, 2010Publisher:Information Age PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1617351474

ISBN - 13:9781617351471

Look for similar items by category:

Reviews