The American School, A Global Context: From the Puritans to the Obama Administration by Joel SpringThe American School, A Global Context: From the Puritans to the Obama Administration by Joel Spring

The American School, A Global Context: From the Puritans to the Obama Administration

byJoel Spring

Paperback | July 16, 2013

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The American School, A Global Context: From the Puritans to the Obama Administration by Joel Spring focuses on the process of educational globalization and the development of American schools in a global context.
Title:The American School, A Global Context: From the Puritans to the Obama AdministrationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.5 × 6.5 × 0.8 inPublished:July 16, 2013Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0078024498

ISBN - 13:9780078024498


Table of Contents

List of Time Lines


Chapter 1 Thinking Critically about History

Interpreting School History: From the Right to the Left

Purposes of Educational History and its Effect on Public Images and Emotions Regarding Schools

Themes in American Educational History

Globalization Framework

The Effect of Cultural and Religious Differences on Schools

Schools as Managers of Public Thought

Racial and Ethnic Conflict as a Theme in School History

The Role in Educational History of Equality of Opportunity and Human Capital

Chapter 2 Globalization and Religion in Colonial Education

Education and Culture in Colonial Society

The Role of Education in Colonial Society

Historical Interpretations of Colonial Education

Authority and Social Status in Colonial Education

Colonialism and Educational Policy

Language and Cultural Domination

Native Americans: Education as Cultural Imperialism

Enslaved Africans: Atlantic Creoles

Enslaved Africans: The Plantation System

The Idea of Secular Education: Freedom of Thought and the Establishment of Academies

Benjamin Franklin and Education as Social Mobility

The Family and the Child


Chapter 3 Nationalism, Multiculturalism, and Moral Reform in the New Republic

World Culture Theorists

The Problem of Cultural Diversity

Noah Webster: Nationalism and the Creation of a Dominant Culture

Thomas Jefferson: A Natural Aristocracy

Moral Reform and Faculty Psychology

Concepts of Childhood: Protected, Working, Poor, Rural, and Enslaved

Charity Schools, the Lancasterian System, and Prisons

Institutional Change and the American College

Public versus Private Schools

Conclusion: Continuing Issues in American Education

Chapter 4 The Ideology and Politics of the Common School

Three Distinctive Features of the Common School Movement

Workingmen and the Struggle for a Republican Education

How Much Government Involvement in Schools?

The Whigs and the Democrats

The Birth of the High School

The Continuing Debate about the Common School Ideal


Chapter 5 The Common School and the Threat of Cultural Pluralism

The Increasing Multicultural Population of the United States

Irish Catholics: A Threat to Anglo-American Schools and Culture

Slavery and Freedom in the North: African Americans and Schools in the New Republic

Native Americans


Chapter 6 Organizing the American School: Teachers and Bureaucracy

The American Teacher

Revolution in Teaching Methods: Object Learning

The Evolution of Bureaucracy: A Global Model

The Age-Graded Classroom

McGuffey's Readers and the Spirit of Capitalism


Chapter 7 Multiculturalism and the Failure of the Common School Ideal

Mexican Americans: Race and Citizenship

Asian Americans: Exclusion and Segregation

Educational Racism and Deculturalization

Native American Citizenship

Citizenship for African Americans

Issues Regarding Puerto Rican Citizenship

Conclusion: Setting the Stage for the Great Civil Rights Movement

Chapter 8 Global Migration and the Growth of the Welfare Function of Schools

Immigration from Southern and Eastern Europe

The Kindergarten Movement

Home Economics: Education of the New Consumer Woman

School Cafeterias, the American Cuisine, and Processed Foods

The Play Movement

Summer School

Social Centers

The New Culture Wars

Resisting Segregation: African Americans

Resisting Segregation: Mexican Americans

Native American Boarding Schools

Resisting Discrimination: Asian Americans

Educational Resistance in Puerto Rico

Conclusion: Public Schooling As America's Welfare Institution

Chapter 9 Human Capital: High School, Junior High School, and Vocational Guidance and Education

The High School

Vocational Education

Junior High School

Adapting the Classroom to the Workplace: Lesson Plans

Adapting the Classroom to the Workplace: Progressivism

Adapting the Classroom to the Workplace: Stimulus-Response

Classroom Management as Preparation for Factory Life

Historical Interpretations: Public Benefit or Corporate Greed?

Conclusion: The Meaning of Equality of Opportunity

Chapter 10 Scientific School Management: Testing, Immigrants and Experts

Scientifically Managed Schools: Meritocracy and Reducing Public Control

Professionalizing Educational Administration

Measurement, Democracy, and the Superiority of Anglo-Americans

Closing the Door to Immigrants: The 1924 Immigration Act

"Backward" Children and Special Classrooms

Eugenics and the Age of Sterilization

The University and Meritocracy


Chapter 11 The Politics of Knowledge: Teachers' Unions, the American Legion, and the American Way

Teachers versus Administrators: The American Federation of Teachers

The Rise of the National Education Association

The Political Changes of the Depression Years

The Politics of Ideological Management: The American Legion

Selling the "American Way" in Schools and on Billboards


Chapter 12 Schools, Media, and Popular Culture: Influencing the Minds of Children and Teenagers

Censorship of Movies as a Form of Public Education

Educators and the Movies

Should Commercial Radio or Educators Determine National Culture?

Creating the Super Hero for Children's Radio

Controlling the Influence of Comic Books

Educating Children as Consumers

The Creation of Teenage Markets

Children and Youth from the 1950s to the 21st Century


Chapter 13American Schools and Global Politics: The Cold War and Poverty

Youth Unemployment: Universal Military Service and the GI Bil

The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and the Educational Testing Service

The Cold War and Purging the Schools of Communists

American Schools: Weakest Link to Global Victory?

Global Imperatives: The National Defense Education Act

Schools and The War on Poverty

Sesame Street and Educational Television


Chapter 14 Globalization, Civil Rights, Immigration, Religion and Online Instruction

Ending School Segregation of National Minorities

The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Native Americans and Indigenous Educational Rights

Asian Americans: Educating the "Model Minority"

Hispanic/Latino Americans

Bilingual Education: The Culture Wars Continued

The Immigration Act of 1965 and the New American Population

Multicultural Education and the Culture Wars

Schools and the International Women's Movement

Children with Special Needs

The Coloring of Textbook Town

Liberating the Textbook Town Housewife for More Consumption



Conclusion: The Cold War and Civil Rights

Chapter 15 The Triumph of Global Corporatism: From Nixon to Common Core State Standards

School Prayer and Bible Reading

The Nixon Years: Career Education and Busing

Accountability and Standardized Testing

Global Educational Goals: National Standards, Choice, and Savage Inequalities

The End of the Common School: Choice, Privatization, and Charter Schools

Educating for the Consumer Economy

Education for Global Work and Consumption

No Child Left Behind and Religious Conservatives

Race To The Top

Common Core State Standards

Global Crisis and the Demise of Environmental Education