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Education and Social Change


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Table of Contents

0. Introduction: History, Social Change, And Education

1. Colonial America: Religion, Inequality And Revolution

2. Emergence Of A Modern School System: The Nineteenth Century

3. Ethnicity, Gender, And Race: Contours Of Social Change In The 19th Century

4. Growth, Reform And Differentiation: The Progressive Era

5. Education, Equity And Social Policy: Postwar America To The 1970s

6. Globalization And Human Capital: From "A Nation At Risk" To Neo-Liberal Reform

7. Epilogue: Education And Social Change In Perspective

About the Author

John L. Rury is Professor of Education and (by courtesy) History and African & African American Studies at the University of Kansas. A past president of the History of Education Society and vice president of the American Educational Research Association, he has also served as an editor of the American Educational Research Journal.


"Its adept treatment of historical developments with interpretive themes is accomplished in a remarkably concise and accessible manner." -Sevan Terzian, University of Florida, USA

"I really like the book's central question: do schools change society or does society change schools? While students quickly realize the answer is 'both,' this interplay throughout the text works nicely for me. It also supports well another central question that I usually emphasize: the 'education for what purpose' question." -Monica McKinney, Meredith College, USA

"I would recommend this book to all educators, administrators, and researchers interested in the historical influences on education and social change. This book is especially important for state, local, and federal policy makers to reexamine the damages of history on marginalized groups." -Education Review

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