ERIC Number: ED462373
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
School: The Story of American Public Education. Curriculum Guide.
Archung, Kim Nesta
This curriculum guide, which is a companion guide for a four-part videotape series on the history of the U.S. system of public education, is intended for use by post-secondary faculty in education who wish to infuse into their courses historical and current perspectives on the evolution of U.S. public schools and the impact of public education on U.S. society. The guide outlines the following for each of the four episodes: common or recurring themes, various scholarly perspectives, key topics, and focus questions. The four episodes are: (1) "The Common School (1770-1890)," which provides an overview of U.S. public schools; (2) "As American as Public School (1900-1950)," which investigates issues of assimilation, pluralism, racism, and ethnic tension within public education; (3)"Equality (1950-1980)," which looks at issues of public education and social movements for equality in public education; and (4) "The Bottom Line (1980-present)," which explores the most recent issues in public education. (Contains 60 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Higher Education, History Instruction, Minority Groups, Preservice Teacher Education, Public Education, Racial Bias
For full text of the Curriculum Guide: http://www.pbs.org/KCET/publicschool/get_involved/ aacte.html. Films for the Humanities & Sciences, P.O. Box 2053, Princeton, NJ 08543-2053 (four-part video series, item #FJF11761, $539.95). Tel: 800-257-5126 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.films.com.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Teaching and Teacher Education, Washington, DC.; KCET-TV, Los Angeles, CA.
Note: Produced in cooperation with Roundtable, Inc. Videotapes produced by Stone Lantern Films. Four part video series not available from ERIC.