One Best System A History of American Urban Education

ISBN-10: 0674637828
ISBN-13: 9780674637825
Edition: 1974
Authors: David B. Tyack
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Description: The One Best System a major new interpretation of what actually happened in the development of one of America's most influential institutions. At the same time it is a narrative in which the participants themselves speak out: farm children and  More...

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Book details

List price: $33.00
Copyright year: 1974
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 1/1/1974
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

The One Best System a major new interpretation of what actually happened in the development of one of America's most influential institutions. At the same time it is a narrative in which the participants themselves speak out: farm children and factory workers, frontier teachers and city superintendents, black parents and elite reformers. And it encompasses both the achievements and the failures of the system: the successful assimilation of immigrants, racism and class bias; the opportunities offered to some, the injustices perpetuated for others. Mr. Tyack has placed his colorful, wide-ranging view of history within a broad new framework drawn from the most recent work in history, sociology, and political science. He looks at the politics and inertia, the ideologies and power struggles that formed the basis of our present educational system. Using a variety of social perspectives and methods of analysis, David Tyack illuminates for all readers the change from village to urban ways of thinking and acting over the course of more than one hundred years.

Prologue
The One Best System in Microcosm: Community and Consolidation in Rural Education
The School as a Community and the Community as a School
'The Rural School Problem' and Power to the Professional
From Village School to Urban System: Bureaucratization in the Nineteenth Century
Swollen Villages and the Need for Coordination Creating the One Best System
Teachers and the Male Mystique Attendance, Voluntary and Coerced Some Functions of Schooling
The Politics of Pluralism: Nineteenth-Century Patterns
Critics and Dissenters Configurations of Control Lives Routinized yet Insecure
Teachers and School Politics Cultural Conflicts: Religion and Ethnicity
A Struggle Lonely and Unequal: The Burden of Race
Centralization and the Corporate Model: Contests for Control of Urban Schools, 1890-1940
An Interlocking Directorate and Its Blueprint for Reform Conflicts of Power and Values
Case Studies of Centralization Political Structure and Political Behavior
Inside the System: The Character of Urban Schools, 1890-1940
Success Story: The Administrative Progressives Science
Victims without "Crimes": Black Americans Americanization
Match and Mismatch Lady Labor Sluggers" and the Professional Proletariat
Epilogue: The One Best System Under Fire, 1940-1973
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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