History, Education, And The Schools by William J. ReeseHistory, Education, And The Schools by William J. Reese

History, Education, And The Schools

byWilliam J. Reese

Paperback | February 9, 2010

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Please note this is a 'Palgrave to Order' title. Stock of this book requires shipment from an overseas supplier. It will be delivered to you within 12 weeks. This book grapples with two basic questions. What is history? And How can history help illuminate contemporary concerns about the nature and character of America's schools? From antiquity to the postmodern present, history has served multiple purposes, including a basic human need to learn from what came before. Americans have long invested considerable time, energy, and emotion in their schools, both private and public, and a knowledge of history helps explain why.
WILLIAM J. REESE is Professor of Educational Policy Studies, History, and European Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.
Title:History, Education, And The SchoolsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:219 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.54 inPublished:February 9, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023062121X

ISBN - 13:9780230621213

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Table of Contents

Introduction PART I: HISTORY AND ITS USES On the Nature and Purpose of History What History Teaches About the Impact of Educational Research Upon Practice PART II: URBAN SCHOOLS IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY Public Education in St. Louis Political Economy and the High School PAT III: PRIVATE SCHOOLS, PAST AND PRESENT Changing Conceptions of 'Public' and 'Private' in American Educational History Soldiers for Christ in the Army of God: The Christian School Movement PART IV: THE FATE OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOL Public Schools and the Common Good Why Americans Love to Reform the Public Schools

Editorial Reviews

"This nifty collection of previously published articles adds to William J. Reese's established reputation as one of the foremost historians of American education...History, Education and the Schools is an excellent historiography, perfect for undergraduate and graduate courses on the topic." - Andrew Hartman, Register of the Kentucky Historial Society"This is a superb collection of throughtful educational history essays ranging from the investigation of public and private schooling in the past to the analysis of how those educational experiences might inform decision-making today. This well-written book will be of great interest not only to scholars, but to education policymakers and the general public as well." - Maris A. Vinovskis, Bentley Professor of History and Professor of Public Policy, University of Michigan"This sparkling set of essays will be essential reading for anyone concerned with understanding education or improving schools - past, present, or future." - Gary McCulloch, Brian Simon Professor of the History of Educatin, Institute of Education, University of London"This volume is timely, unique, and accessible. Highly recommended." - CHOICE