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An Educational War on Poverty: American and British Policy Making, 1960-1980


reviewed by Harvey Kantor 1993

coverTitle: An Educational War on Poverty: American and British Policy Making, 1960-1980
Author(s): Harold Silver, Pamela Silver
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
ISBN: 0521381495, Pages: , Year: 1991
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In the late 1950s and 1960s, growing public awareness about the persistence of poverty made education a central feature of political and social interest and debate in the United States and to a lesser extent in Great Britain. In the United States, this resulted in a flurry of new government initiatives that transformed the federal role in the formulation of educational policy and that established better education for children from poor families as a major national priority. In Britain, the eruption of public interest in poverty was much less dramatic and the commitment of national resources to educational reform remained considerably more modest. By the end of the 1960s, however, British policymakers too had begun to experiment with a small number of new programs aimed at using education to overcome poverty and to break what many observers at the time referred to as "the culture of poverty" and "the cycle of disadvantage." This new book by Harold Silver and Pamela Silver, An Educational War on Poverty,... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 95 Number 1, 1993, p. 134-136
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 136, Date Accessed: 12/11/2017 3:59:40 PM

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