ERIC Number: ED264602
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Early American Spellers, 1775-1900. A Catalog of the Titles Held by the Educational Research Library.
Svobodny, Dolly, Ed.; Born, Warren, Ed.
Intended as a resource for use in the study of early developments in education in the United States, this catalog, prepared by the Educational Research Library of the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Educational Research and Improvement, contains bibliographic descriptions and brief annotations for 231 spellers published between 1775 and 1900. The descriptions are arranged alphabetically by title. In addition, the catalog contains an introductory essay that examines historical trends in spelling instruction in the United states, including: (1) the role of British spellers during the Colonial period; (2) the contributions of Noah Webster in the development of textbooks and spellers; (3) the growth in popularity of American spellers in the nineteenth century; (4) the influence of educational methods on spellers; and (5) the declining role of spelling in the expanding curriculum of the late nineteenth century. (FL)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Alvina Treut Burrows Inst., Manhasset, NY.