History, Education and the Schools
By (author) William J. Reese
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History, Education and the Schools by William J. Reese
Book DescriptionPlease 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9781403977441
(216mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 3-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author William J. Reese
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Rethinking the History of American Education, Paperback (August 2012)
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History, Education and the Schools, Paperback (February 2010)
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Origins of the American High School, Paperback (November 1999)» View all books by William J. Reese
An analysis of the social changes and political debates that shaped 19th-century American high schools. It reveals what students studied and how they behaved, what teachers expected of them and how they taught, and how boys and girls, whites and blacks, experienced high school.
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Author Biography - William J. Reese
WILLIAM J. REESE is Professor of Educational Policy Studies, History, and European Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.
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