History, Education, and the Schools

Authors: Reese, William J.

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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.

About the authors

WILLIAM J. REESE is Professor of Educational Policy Studies, History, and European Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.

Reviews

"This nifty collection of previously published articles adds to William J. Reese's established reputation as one of the foremost historians of American education...History, Education and the Schools is an excellent historiography, perfect for undergraduate and graduate courses on the topic." - Andrew Hartman, Register of the Kentucky Historial Society"This is a superb collection of throughtful educational history essays ranging from the investigation of public and private schooling in the past to the analysis of how those educational experiences might inform decision-making today. This well-written book will be of great interest not only to scholars, but to education policymakers and the general public as well." - Maris A. Vinovskis, Bentley Professor of History and Professor of Public Policy, University of Michigan"This sparkling set of essays will be essential reading for anyone concerned with understanding education or improving schools - past, present, or future." - Gary McCulloch, Brian Simon Professor of the History of Educatin, Institute of Education, University of London"This volume is timely, unique, and accessible. Highly recommended." - CHOICE


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Reese, William J.

    Pages 1-4

  • On the Nature and Purpose of History

    Reese, William J.

    Pages 7-35

  • What History Teaches about the Impact of Educational Research on Practice

    Reese, William J.

    Pages 37-58

  • Public Education in St. Louis

    Reese, William J.

    Pages 61-78

  • Political Economy and the High School

    Reese, William J.

    Pages 79-92

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
History, Education, and the Schools
Authors
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
William J. Reese
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-10482-2
DOI
10.1057/9780230104822
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-7744-1
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-62121-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 219
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations
Topics