ERIC Number: ED031791
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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The Colonial Inheritance.
As the American nation developed through periods of rapid change and great cultural diversity, the American public school system served as a primary souce of national unity. The roots of comprehensive public education in America can be traced to the educational system developed by 17th century Puritan colonials. Although one of the central objectives of the Puritan schools, religious education, represents a basic contradiction to the American tradition in public education, this system establish a precedent for the use of public funds for the education of all of the nation's children. (JH)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Colonial History (United States), Educational History, Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Public Education, Puritans, Religious Education
McGraw-Hill Book Company, 330 West 42nd Street, New York, New York 10036 ($2.75).
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Note: Part One, Chapter 1 in THE AMERICAN PUBLIC SCHOOL, Grass Roots Guidebook Series, sponsored by the Center for Information on America.