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Education and the Cult of Efficiency

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ISBN-10: 0226091503

ISBN-13: 9780226091501

Edition: N/A

Authors: Raymond E. Callahan

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Raymond Callahan's lively study exposes the alarming lengths to which school administrators went, particularly in the period from 1910 to 1930, in sacrificing educational goals to the demands of business procedures. He suggests that even today the question still asked is: "How can we operate our schools?" Society has not yet learned to ask: "How can we provide an excellent education for our children?"
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 3/15/1964
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

The Prelude 1900-1910
The Schools in a Business Society Setting the Stage for the Efficiency Expert
Reform-Conscious America Discovers the Efficiency Expert
The Principles of Scientific Management
The Mechanisms of Scientific Managementnbsp; Schmidt, Pig Iron, and First-Class Men
Criticism and Response in the Early Years of the Efficiency Era Mounting Criticism of Education 1911-13
The Vulnerability of School Administrators Administrators Respond to the Demands of Efficiency
American Educators Apply the Great Panacea
The Dollar as Educational Criterion Management and the Worker in Education
The Educational Efficiency Experts in Action Efficiency Measures for the Schools
The School Survey
The Unavailing Dissent
The "Factory System" in Education—the Platoon School
The Gary Plan and Scientific Management
The New York Story A Question of Motive
Instruction Follows Accounting Demonstrating Efficiency through Records and Reports
Educational Cost Accounting
The Education Balance Sheet and Child Accounting Binding Education in Red Tape
A New Profession Takes Form
The Captains of Education
The Study of Educational Administration in the Universities
The Education of the School "Executive"
The Insecurity Down Below Seeking Security
Through Professional "Expertness"
The New Profession—the School Executive
Efficiency's Progeny Selling the Schools to the Public
The Educational Service Station Mass Production in Education
The Descent into Trivia
An American Tragedy in Education
The Great Diffusion America Reaps the Whirlwind A Look Ahead