History, Education, and the Schools

  • Authors
  • William J. Reese

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

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  3. History and Its Uses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
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  4. Urban Schools in the Nineteenth Century

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      Pages 59-59
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  5. Private Schools, Past and Present

  6. The Fate of the Public Schools

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      Pages 139-139
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 173-218

About this book


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.


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