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Schooled to Order A Social History of Public Schooling in the United States

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ISBN-10: 0195028929

ISBN-13: 9780195028928

Edition: N/A

Authors: David Nasaw

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List price: $39.99
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/5/1981
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

David Nasaw is currently a professor of history and director of the Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, he lives in Manhattan.

Introduction
The Common Schools 1835-1855
The New World and the Old
The children
The spread of indiscipline
Charity schools
The Ultimate Reform: The Common Schools
The reformers
The problem with the (unreformed) schools
A "common" republicanism; a "common" Protestantism
The Campaign for the Common Schools: The Enthusiasts, the Indifferent, and the Opposition
The manufacturers and the common schools
The workers, their organizations, and the common schools
The campaign for school taxes: the reformers vs. the districts
Who shall teach the children?
The Irish and the Common Schools
The Irish: making a living, building a community
Schools for Irish children
The reformers' response
The Legacy of Reform--the Ideology and the Institution
The High Schools 1895-1915
The "Youth" Problem
The invention of "adolescence": G. Stanley Hall
The "bad boys": who were they?
The adolescent and the law
Child-saving
The "youth" problem as a "class" problem
The War Against the Wards
The call to battle
Business leads the charge
Reforming the High Schools
"Youth" problems, "class" problems, and some early attempts to solve them
High schools and white collars
The high schools: a new weapon in the battle for exports and against the unions
Industrial schooling: for whom?
New Studies for New Students
Industrial schooling for the "plain people"
Differentiation: the new democracy in secondary schooling
The new students: what they wanted, what they got
Social efficiency in secondary schooling
Reaction, Resistance, and the Final Compromise
The union response
The "plain people's" response
The educators' response
Secondary schooling: for industrial efficiency or for democracy?
The final compromise: the comprehensive high school
Higher Education 1945-1970
Between the World Wars: To School or to Work?
High School: for whom?
College: for whom?
One Depression Cured, Another Prevented: Planning for War and Postwar
Fighting the war the American way
The G.1. Bill
In the "National Interest": The Private Universities in Postwar
From World War to Cold War: the state and the corporation
The RandD explosion
Of research and education
New funds and functions
A "Rising Tide" of Students: the Public Sector
Fewer "good" jobs and more job hunters
Postwar plans and planners: new goals for higher education
The "tidal wave" approaches
Of plans and planners
The "Tidal Wave" Contained--Open Admissions
Open admissions: for whom?
Open admissions: to where? and why?
The higher education pyramid
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index