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SECTION I: THE EARLY YEARS
CHAPTER 1: EARLY HUMANITY
More and More to Learn
The Total Absence of Schools
Socialization, Education and the Family
CHAPTER 2: EDUCATION IN EARLY CIVILIZATIONS
Sumer
Egypt
The Unschooled Majority
Decline
China
CHAPTER 3: THE GREEKS
Sparta
Athens
The Greek Legacy
CHAPTER 4: THE ROMANS
The Athenian Model
Pedagogues and Tutors
Schooling and Bureaucracy
Roman Educational Ideas
The Remnants of Empire
The Nature of Teaching
SECTION II: THE AGE OF FAITH THROUGH THE RENAISSANCE
CHAPTER 5: SCHOOLING AND THE AGE OF FAITH
A New Social Order
Household Education
The Educational Functions of the Church
The Near Disappearance of Schools
Classical Culture and the Reemergence of Schools
Monastery Schools
Governance and the Substantial Value of Schooling
Schooling Women
Court Schools
Cathedral Schools
Correspondence Between School Practices and the Broader Society
The Medieval View of Children
Parish Schools
Municipal or Town Schools
The End of the Church’s School Monopoly
Colleges
Secular Knowledge
Reconciling Faith and Reason
The Death of Feudalism
CHAPTER 6: SCHOOLING, THE RENAISSANCE, AND HUMANISM
The Revolutionary Impact of Printing
The Renaissance and the Growth of Humanism
The Latin Grammar School
Transforming the University
Schooling Women During the Renaissance
CHAPTER 7: THE REFORMATION AND ITS CONSEQUENCES
Martin Luther
John Calvin
A New System of Schools
Protestantism and the Schooling of Women
Schooling and The Counter-Reformation
Dissensus and The Dawn Of The Modern Age
SECTION III: THE EARLY DEVELOPMENT OF AMERICAN SCHOOLING
CHAPTER 8: EDUCATION AND SCHOOLING IN COLONIAL AMERICA
The Age of Reason
The English Educational Model
Schooling
Classical Studies and Status Concerns
Colonial America
Puritan Schooling
The Old Deluder, Satan
The Puritan View of Children
Social Control
Town Meetings and School Boards
The Middle Colonies
The South
Colonial Secondary Schooling
Colonial Higher Education
CHAPTER 9: SCHOOLING AND THE AGE OF REASON
Schooling and the Idea of “Progress”
New Sources of Authority
Damnable Heresy and High Treason
Schooling and the New Rationalism
The Romantic Reaction
The Changing View of the Child
CHAPTER 10: EDUCATION AND SCHOOLING IN A NEW NATION
The Absence of Federal Responsibility
The Preservation of the Republic
Schooling and Self Governance
Indirect Federal Support
The Demands of an Infant Democracy
Tax Supported Public Schools
Religious Liberty and Secular Schooling
Opposition to Public Schooling
European Developments
The Decline of English Privatism
Monitorial Schools
Arousing Expectations, Setting Patterns
French Developments
Prussian Developments
The Sacred to Secular Transition
SECTION IV: THE LATER DEVELOPMENT OF AMERICAN SCHOOLING
CHAPTER 11: DEFINING AMERICAN SCHOOLING (1800-1865)
The Common Schools
New England Sets the Pace
Horace Mann and the Common School Crusade
Consensus and the Common Schools
The Catholic Issue
Even the Catholics Can’t Agree
Other Minorities
The Matter of Compulsion
Common Schools In A Rural America
Country Schools
Country Teachers
Schooling Females
CHAPTER 12: TRANSFORMING AMERICAN SCHOOLING (1865 - PRESENT)
Toward Universal Schooling
Common Schools In An Urbanizing and Industrializing America
The Changing Role of the Family
The Struggle for Recognition and Accommodation
The Second Wave
Growth and More Growth
The Issue of Politics
Science, Darwinism and the Matter of Authority
Science and Democracy
The Progressive Era
Progressive Education
Teaching and the Professions
The Swinging Pendulum of Reform
Back to the Basics
The New Romantics
The Pendulum Swings Again
Into the New Century
Lasting Changes
Broadening the School Community
No Child Left Behind
A Word of Caution
INDEX
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A Brief History of Education

A Brief History of Education

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A compact overview of education beginning with ancient proto-humans, through Mesopotamian and Greco-Roman influences, the Middle Ages and Renaissance and into the Industrial Era.
Emphasizes cultural and and conflictual factors in shaping the school.
A compact overview of education beginning with ancient proto-humans, through Mesopotamian and Greco-Roman influences, the Middle Ages and Renaissance and into the Industrial Era.
Emphasizes cultural and and conflictual factors in shaping the school.

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