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The Wonderful World of Ellwood Patterson Cubberley

by John S. Brubacher 1965

My first reaction to the above title was? "Ah, a new biography of Cubberley." I could not have been more misled. The brochure bearing this title is really an essay on educational historiography! Cubberley's name appears in the title because the appearance of his Public Education in the United States in 1919 marked, to put it in Cremin's phrase, a "watershed" in the writing of histories of American education. On the far side of this temporal watershed we have no satisfactory histories of education of our country. On the near side we have not only a revision of Cubberley's volume in 1934 but a whole school of imitators of his thesis which, as the title indicates, causes the development of American education to revolve around the evolution of our public system of schools. In spite of the great success of this volume, Cremin thinks it is now time to rewrite it,... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 67 Number 3, 1965, p. 230-230
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2339, Date Accessed: 7/19/2018 10:38:54 PM

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