ERIC Number: ED531465
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
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The Standardization of American Schooling: Linking Secondary and Higher Education, 1870-1910. Secondary Education in a Changing World
VanOverbeke, Marc A.
This book explores the efforts of educational reformers who sought to link secondary and higher education in the decades after 1870. Through various state, regional, and national initiatives, these reformers created a hierarchical system, laid the foundation for a growing standardization in education, and influenced who would have access to college. Neither higher education nor the secondary branches dominated the other in creating this educational system. Rather, through debate, argument, and accommodation, the two levels mutually shaped each other in a time of significant political and economic change. Reformers today wrestle with this legacy as they continue to forge connections between the two educational levels. The table of contents includes: (1) Changing Expectations for American Education; (2) Building the University of Michigan on a High School Foundation; (3) Michigan Launches a Movement for Regional Accreditation; (4) The Secondary Schools' Challenge to Higher Education and the Dominance of the Modern Subjects; (5) Charles W. Eliot and the Early Campaign for a National Education System; (6) Regional Efforts and a Renewed Focus on National Reform; and (7) Epilogue-Looking Ahead by Looking to the Past.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Economic Change, Educational Change, Access to Education, Social Change, Educational History, Universities, Accreditation (Institutions), Secondary Schools, High Schools, Foundations of Education, Articulation (Education)
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan