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The Resource Seeking common ground : public schools in a diverse society, David Tyack

Seeking common ground : public schools in a diverse society, David Tyack

Label
Seeking common ground : public schools in a diverse society
Title
Seeking common ground
Title remainder
public schools in a diverse society
Statement of responsibility
David Tyack
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Publisher's description: The American republic will survive only if its citizens are educated--this was an article of faith of its founders. But seeking common civic ground in public schools has never been easy in a society where schoolchildren followed different religions, adhered to different cultural traditions, spoke many languages, and were identified as members of different "races." In this wise and enlightening book, filled with vivid characters and memorable incidents that make history but don't always make history books, David Tyack describes how each American generation grappled with the knotty task of creating political unity and social diversity. Seeking Common Ground illuminates puzzles about democracy in education and chronic conflicts that continue to make news. Americans mistrusted government, yet they entrusted the civic education of their children to public schools. American history textbooks were notoriously dull, but they were also highly controversial. Although the people liked local control of schools, educational experts called it "democracy gone to seed" and campaigned to "take the schools out of politics." Reformers argued about whether it was more democratic to teach all students the same subjects or to tailor curriculum to individuals. And what was the best way to "Americanize" immigrants, asked educators: by forced-fed assimilation or by honoring their ethnic heritages? With a broad perspective and an eye for telling detail, Tyack lets us see that debates about the civic purposes of schools are an essential part of a democratic culture, and integral to its future
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tyack, David B
Dewey number
379.73
Index
index present
LC call number
LC191.4
LC item number
.T93 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Public schools
  • Education and state
  • Multiculturalism
Target audience
adult
Label
Seeking common ground : public schools in a diverse society, David Tyack
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [187]-225) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Patriotic Literacy: History Textbooks
  • 38
  • II.
  • Diversity
  • 3.
  • Same or Different? School Policies and Social Diversity
  • 67
  • 4.
  • Thoroughly Trained in Failure: Mismatch of Pupil and School
  • 98
  • Windows on the Past
  • III.
  • Democracy
  • 5.
  • Democracy in Education: Who Needs It?
  • 129
  • 6.
  • Choices about Choice: No Simple Solution
  • 158
  • 1
  • I.
  • Unity
  • 1.
  • Schools for Citizens: Preserving the Republic
  • 9
  • 2.
Control code
ocm52092069
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
237 pages
Isbn
9780674011984
Lccn
2003049921
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
379.73 T951S ; XX-N ; REV5-04BT5.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674011984
  • (Sirsi) i9780674011984
  • i0674011988
Label
Seeking common ground : public schools in a diverse society, David Tyack
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [187]-225) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Patriotic Literacy: History Textbooks
  • 38
  • II.
  • Diversity
  • 3.
  • Same or Different? School Policies and Social Diversity
  • 67
  • 4.
  • Thoroughly Trained in Failure: Mismatch of Pupil and School
  • 98
  • Windows on the Past
  • III.
  • Democracy
  • 5.
  • Democracy in Education: Who Needs It?
  • 129
  • 6.
  • Choices about Choice: No Simple Solution
  • 158
  • 1
  • I.
  • Unity
  • 1.
  • Schools for Citizens: Preserving the Republic
  • 9
  • 2.
Control code
ocm52092069
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
237 pages
Isbn
9780674011984
Lccn
2003049921
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
379.73 T951S ; XX-N ; REV5-04BT5.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674011984
  • (Sirsi) i9780674011984
  • i0674011988

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