ERIC Number: ED114303
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
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To Enforce Education: A History of the Founding Years of the United States Office of Education.
Warren, Donald R.
Written to discuss questions often raised about common (public) schooling in the United States, this book examines issues surrounding the founding of the Department of Education, encompassing a period from the 1830s to the present and focusing on the 1860s. At that time, the common school movement promised that education would be a means for social and individual improvement. Thus, the issues revolve around the hopes, conflicts, and unexpected outcomes of the effort to build a federal bureau of education. Topics covered in the book are: (1) School Reform through Centralization: The Lure of Homogeneity; (2) Campaigns for a National Bureau of Education: Response to Crisis; (3) Uncertain Mandate: A Legislative History; (4) Henry Barnard and the Department of Education: Old Wine, Old Wineskins; (5) From Department to Bureau: The Politics of Dream Deferral; (6) A Federal School Bureaucracy: Permanence at a Price; and (7) Barnard's Bureau in the 1970s: Notes for the Future. (Author/ND)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational History, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories, Foundations of Education, Governmental Structure, Public Education, Social Attitudes, Social Influences, Social Problems, United States History
Wayne State University Press, Detroit, Michigan 48202 ($11.95)
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