Introduction PART I: HISTORY AND ITS USES On the Nature and Purpose of History What History Teaches About the Impact of Educational Research Upon Practice PART II: URBAN SCHOOLS IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY Public Education in St. Louis Political Economy and the High School PAT III: PRIVATE SCHOOLS, PAST AND PRESENT Changing Conceptions of 'Public' and 'Private' in American Educational History Soldiers for Christ in the Army of God: The Christian School Movement PART IV: THE FATE OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOL Public Schools and the Common Good Why Americans Love to Reform the Public Schools
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.