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Paperback The American People and Their Education: A Social History Book

ISBN: 0135253799

ISBN13: 9780135253793

The American People and Their Education: A Social History

For undergraduate and graduate courses in History of Education or Social Foundations. In an attempt to expand upon traditional course frameworks, this new text examines American education using a two-fold approach-chronological and conceptual. The four text units comprise a journey from earliest Native American informal instruction to today's multimedia classrooms. Chapter titles reflect this chronological approach, while content within chapters presents...

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Great historical perspective

If all this stuff is true, every educator and adult citizen ought to know it before they are 40. We think we know about the educational system in the USA because we were nearly all students at one time. This book really grants a new perspective on American schooling, how far we've come, and where we are now. Think educators have it made? Think schools aren't so hot? This book will open your eyes...

clear and easy to follow

I have read many books about American educational history and this is so far the best: clear, easy to read and takes the reader into an interesting journey not forgetting the Native Americans and other ethnic groups.

Only thing better would have been a free PDF of the book

Well writen and informative, this text was very informative regarding the cultural and social foundations of education in the U.S. If you can't find the PDF of it online either, and are taking the associated course, I highly recomend it! Otherwise, I have to say it makes for a rather dry pleasure read.
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