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Schooling America: How the Public Schools Meet the Nationís Changing Needs


reviewed by Gregg B. Jackson ó September 11, 2006

coverTitle: Schooling America: How the Public Schools Meet the Nationís Changing Needs
Author(s): Patricia Albjerg Graham
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Oxford
ISBN: 0195172221 , Pages: 273, Year: 2006
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Patricia Graham has spent a lifetime examining American education as a teacher in a public school, as an historian at Harvard, as the Dean of the Graduate School of Education at Harvard, as the Director of the National Institute of Education, and as the President of the Spencer Foundation.  She brings all these perspectives to bear in this book, exhibiting more sensitivity to the daily realities of schools, an increased understanding of education policy, and more interest in the role of research in informing educational practice than is common in the many histories of American schools.   The book focuses on the how the main purposes of public K-12 education have evolved over the 20th century.  There is also a limited description of American schooling during the prior three centuries, including American higher education.  Despite the book’s subtitle, “How the Public Schools Meet the Nation’s Changing Needs,” this is not a... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: September 11, 2006
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12705, Date Accessed: 10/19/2017 6:06:35 PM

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    George Washington University
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    GREGG B. JACKSON is an associate professor, emeritus, at The George Washington University. He has a forthcoming book on the major reform efforts in American K-12 education over the past two centuries.
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