ERIC Number: ED448083
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Public School Reform in America. Fastback 471.
Reese, William J.
Every era of deep social change in U.S. history has produced incessant calls for social improvement through the reform of the public schools. This fastback sketches some common themes and recent discontinuities in the history of school reform. It focuses on three aspects of change during key eras of reform: the sources of education change, the many-sided demands of reformers, and the influence of various reformers on social practices. Embedded in these concerns are fundamental issues of the changing definitions of schooling in society, disputes over who should control and have access to education, and how schools should be organized and what they should teach. The fastback comments on 19th and 20th century efforts at school reform in the United States and considers its politics and process. (Includes a 10-item annotated bibliography and 36 notes.) (BT)
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, Social Change
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Publication Type: Historical Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.