American Educational History: School, Society, and the Common Good is an up-to-date, contemporary examination of historical trends that have helped shape schools and education in the United States. Author William H. Jeynes places a strong emphasis on recent history, most notably post-World War II issues such as the role of technology, the standards movement, affirmative action, bilingual education, undocumented immigrants, school choice, and much more!

The Effects of the Revolutionary War Era on American Education

The effects of the revolutionary War era on American education

The Revolutionary War was one of the major historical events that had a profound impact on the American system of education. Before 1776, the United States had developed a system of education fashioned after the European, and particularly the English, system of education. Although Harvard, Yale, and Princeton were flourishing by 1776, many of America's elite still chose to study in Europe. In 1776, however, the United States severed its relationship with England as a colony. Oxford and Cambridge were certainly not the desirable places to study that they had been before the Revolutionary War (Tewksbury, 1932). Surely, if one attended there, one would receive the ...

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