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Transitions in American Education
A Social History of Teaching




ISBN 9780815338253
Published April 2, 2001 by Routledge
298 Pages

 
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This book is a concise social history of teaching from the colonial period to the present. By revealing the words of teachers themselves, it brings their stories to life. Synthesizing decades of research on teaching, it places important topics such as discipline in the classroom, technology, and cultural diversity within historical perspective.

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"This is an accessible and informative narrative, laced with the unique perspective of pioneering teachers. Those preparing for teaching careers at all levels will profit from this book, its thorough bibliography, and several informative appendixes." -- History
"This is an accessible and informative narrative, laced with the unique perspective of pioneering teachers. Those preparing for teaching careers at all levels will profit from this book, its thorough bibliography, and several informative appendices." -- History
"[A] clear and highly useful schematic way of viewing the history of elementary school teaching." -- The Newberry Library
"the book serves well as a social history of American education. It broadens readers' understanding of the teacher's place in American social history, and is a great resource, due to the extensive bibliography." -- The Educational Forum
"[A] clear and highly useful schematic way of viewing the history of elementary school teaching." -- The Newberry Library