ERIC Number: ED054985
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Conflicting Educational Ideals in America, 1775-1831: Selected Documentary Essays.
The purpose of this collection of 52 primary source documents is to sustain the continuity and interdependence of ideas, movements, and events in the development of educational theories and practices in Western culture. Among the concerns of these documents, written by statesmen, clergymen, business men, foreign observers. educators and others, are such educational issues as: 1) public vs. private; 2) secular vs. sectarian; 3) national vs. regional; 4) cultural vs. practical; 5) separate vs. coed schools; 6) tuition free vs. tuition paid schooling; 7) academic freedom; 8) teacher education; 9) educational finance; 10) equal educational opportunity; 11) relation of school to society; and, 12) sources of teacher authority. There is hardly a basic educational issue engaging our attention today which was not also the focal point of dispute and conflict in the formative decades of the Republic. While some are available, these selections have been overlooked by historians and students of education and are being reproduced for the first time. Each selection is introduced with selected quotes and summary statements. Two bibliographies of nearly 500 available primary sources preceed and follow the selections. ED 049 958 is a companion volume citing over 4,500 primary and secondary sources covering the same period. (Author/DJB)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Coeducation, Educational Finance, Educational History, Educational Legislation, Educational Practices, Educational Problems, Educational Theories, Equal Education, Higher Education, Moral Values, Nationalism, Private Schools, Public Education, Religious Education, School Role, Social Influences, United States History
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Colorado Univ., Boulder. Graduate School.
Authoring Institution: Colorado Univ., Boulder. School of Education.