ERIC Number: ED129687
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
A Nation of Learners.
Goodman, Leroy V., Ed.; And Others
Thirty-nine articles provide a composite picture of American education as it has developed during the past 200 years. Most of the articles are written by educators. Vignettes of daily routines in a one-room schoolhouse in 1775 and a description of how a log college was built in Pennsylvania in the 1770s indicate the process and philosophy of education at that time. The struggle of women for equal rights is documented by articles about issues and significant women educators in the 18th century as well as the 20th. Education of immigrant groups, minorities, and handicapped children is discussed. Changes in school building structure from the one-room schoolhouse to the modular open classroom reflect changing theories about the nature of the educative process. History of land grant colleges and community colleges is traced, and the roles of nonpublic schools and libraries are explored. Several articles examine curriculum--arts versus science, career education--and methods of presentation such as textbooks, audiovisual instruction, cartoons, and lyrics. Recent concepts such as accountability and lifelong learning are explained. (AV)
Descriptors: Accountability, Career Education, Community Colleges, Education, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Essays, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, History, Instruction, Learning, Lifelong Learning, Public Education, School Organization, United States History, Womens Education
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (order stock no. 017-080-01540-4, $4.05 paper cover)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.