Leaders in the Historical Study of American Education

Leaders in the Historical Study of American Education

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This volume consists of twenty six autobiographical essays by leading historians of American education which document the enormous variety of paths taken to get into this field. A companion to earlier volumes on philosophy of education and curriculum studies, the historians in this volume reflect a wide variety of interests that underlay accomplishment in this scholarly field. They come from diverse backgrounds that have animated their scholarly careers in compelling ways. Readers in any variety of educational or historical study should learn from this volume how unplanned careers can still result in highly successful sets of accomplishments. That realization is a tribute both to the individual contributors and to the great attractiveness of educational history to committed scholars of various backgrounds and orientations.Given SPHSa#39;s rather undernourished curriculum and the entry-level jobs the port provided, it was unsurprisingly said of those students who did not drop out at sixteen, that the colleges got only two small clusters: the boys who went to USC ( the private University of Southern California) ... included four college graduates: a journalist (the only woman among them), a chemist, an engineer, and an architect.

Title:Leaders in the Historical Study of American Education
Author:Wayne J. Urban
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-01-01


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