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 Liberal Philosophy of Education as Distinguished from Conservatism

The liberal philosophy of education as distinguished from conservatism

Changes in educational philosophy ultimately affect school practice. This cause-and-effect relationship may not emerge immediately, but may take years and decades before transformations in educational tenets imbue the classroom. The 1890s and particularly the early 1900s laid the foundation for considerable educational change in the nation's schools. During this time, the liberal school of education flowered in the United States, particularly under the tutelage of John Dewey and his colleagues (Dupuis, 1966; Walker, 1963). Dewey and his associates did not found the liberal school of philosophical thought. Rather, liberalism first emerged under the leadership of individuals such as Rousseau, Locke, and Bacon (Dupuis, 1966). Nevertheless, Dewey, especially, was ...

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