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ERIC Number: ED454133
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 291
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ISBN: ISBN-0-8476-9112-8
"Bending the Future to Their Will": Civic Women, Social Education, and Democracy.
Crocco, Margaret Smith, Ed.; Davis, O. L., Jr., Ed.
This book examines the lives and work of women who forged a distinctive tradition of social education from the late 19th century to the late 20th century, one that offered an alternative set of ideas about its means and ends to those propounded by mainstream educational theorists. In the book, the term "social education" is used to suggest that education about democracy and citizenship has occurred in a variety of settings beyond the school. It takes social education to mean teaching and learning about how individuals construct and live out their understandings of social, political, and economic relation--past and present--and the implications of those understandings for how citizens are educated in a democracy. The book contains the following chapters: (1) "Introduction" (Margaret Smith Crocco); (2) "Considering the Source: Mary Sheldon Barnes" (Frances E. Monteverde); (3) "Lucy Maynard Salmon: Progressive Historian, Teacher, and Democrat" (Chara Hauessler Bohan); (4) "'Widening the Circle': Jane Addams, Gender, and the Re/Definition of Democracy" (Petra Munro); (5) "Shaping Inclusive Education: Mary Ritter Beard and Marion Thompson Wright" (Margaret Smith Crocco); (6) "Lucy Sprague Mitchell: Teacher, Geographer, and Teacher Educator" (Sherry L. Field); (7) "Bessie Louise Pierce and Her Contributions to the Social Studies" (Murray R. Nelson); (8) "Rachel Davis DuBois: Intercultural Education Pioneer" (O. L. Davis, Jr.); (9) "Composing Her Life: Hilda Taba and Social Studies History" (Jane Bernard-Powers); (10) "Alice Miel: Progressive Advocate of Democratic Social Learning for Children" (Elizabeth Anne Younger); (11) "The Search for a Coherent Curriculum Vision: Hazel Whitman Hertzberg" (Andrew Mullen); and (12) "Courage, Conviction, and Social Education" (Andra Makler). (BT)
Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 4720 Boston Way, Lanham, MD 20706 (cloth: ISBN-0-8476-9111-x, $75; paper: ISBN-0-8476-9112-8, $24.95). Tel: 800-462-6420 (Toll Free); e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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