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American Education

A History, 5th Edition

By Wayne J. Urban, Jennings L. Wagoner, Jr.

© 2014 – Routledge

394 pages

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American Education: A History, 5e is a comprehensive, highly-regarded history of American education from pre-colonial times to the present. Chronologically organized, it provides an objective overview of each major period in the development of American education, setting the discussion against the broader backdrop of national and world events. The first text to explore Native American traditions (including education) prior to colonization, it also offers strong, ongoing coverage of minorities and women. New to this much-anticipated fifth edition is substantial expanded attention to the discussions of Native American education to reflect recent scholarship, the discussion of teachers and teacher leaders, and the educational developments and controversies of the 21st century.

Table of Contents

1. Education in Precolonial America: Native American Cultural Traditions

2. Colonization and Cultural Transplantation: 1607–1776

3. Education and the Building of a New Nation: 1776–1830

4. The Common Man and the Common School: 1820–1860

5. Class, Caste, and Education in the South: 1800–1900

6. Beginning a Modern School System: 1865–1890

7. Organizing the Modern School System: Educational Reform in the Progressive Era, 1890–1915

8. Completing the Modern School System: American Education, 1915–1929

9. The Effects of Depression and War on American Education: 1930–1946

10. Education during and after the Crucial Decade: 1945–1960

11. The Pursuit of Equality: 1960–1980

12. From Equality to Excellence: American Education: 1980–2008

13. American Education in the Twenty-First Century

About the Authors

Wayne Urban is Professor of Education and Associate Director of the Education Policy Center at the University of Alabama, USA.

Jennings Wagoner was Professor of the History of Education and received the University's Distinguished Professor Award by the UVA Alumni Association at the University of Virginia, USA,

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