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The Founding of Public Education in Wisconsin

reviewed by M. I. Berger - 1957

coverTitle: The Founding of Public Education in Wisconsin
Author(s): Lloyd P. Jorgenson
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Professor Jorgenson has written, on a small scale, the history of the genesis of the American public school. This is the story of an educational ideal devised to reflect a democratic notion: a school common to all, available to all, ideally used by all, and supported and controlled by the people. This is the story, too, of a struggle—a struggle between those who opposed the adoption of a common school system and those who believed in it and fought for it. Finally, this is the story of the internal struggle that took place in the shaping of the American common school. Morality, subject matter, the amount of free schooling, teacher training—these were problems within the common school ideal as it took shape during the middle of the nineteenth century. At times Jorgenson's history lacks the literary flavor that would drive the dispassionate reader on; but even if the narrative is not... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 58 Number 6, 1957, p. 342-342
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4571, Date Accessed: 9/29/2020 4:45:57 AM

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