A Century of Education


Author: Richard Aldrich
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134545266
Category: Education
Page: 272
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Education is a country's biggest business and the most important shared experience of those who live in it. A Century of Education provides an accessible, authoritative and fascinating overview of the role and nature of education in the twentieth century. Eminent historian of education, Professor Richard Aldrich has assembled a team of contributors, all noted experts in their respective fields, to review the successes and failures of education in the last century and to look forward to the next. A succinct overview of twentieth century social, economic, political and intellectual developments in the first chapter is followed by chapters on ten key topics. Each chapter has four sections: a review of the educational situation in 2000; a similar assessment in 1900; changes and continuities throughout the century; and a conclusion reviewing the lessons for today and tomorrow. This is a work of information, interpretation and reference, which demonstrates the strengths and weaknesses of education during the twentieth century and identifies educational priorities for the twenty first. For anyone interested in what has become the most important Issue of our time, this unique book is set to become a classic text.

A Century of Education

Being a Concise History of the Rise and Progress of the Public Schools in the City of Providence
Author: Edwin Martin Stone
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Schools
Page: 84
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Modern Schools

A Century of Design for Education
Author: T. Hille
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470916478
Category: Architecture
Page: 528
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A century of service to public education

the centennial history of the New York State Teachers Association
Author: Dolores Emma Wilbur Hodge,Lamont Foster Hodge
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 356
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Education in Japan

A Century of Modern Development
Author: Ronald Stone Anderson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 412
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A Century of Change in Music Education

Historical Perspectives on Contemporary Practice in British Secondary School Music
Author: Stephanie Pitts
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429835728
Category: Music
Page: 234
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Published in 2000. Education in our schools is a constant feature of media headlines, often blamed for many of society’s ills. Perceived throughout the ages as civilizing force, music has a fundamental role to play in education, yet the last twenty years have seen a consistent erosion of the time and money made available to music teachers in our schools. This book is a timely reminder of how we have arrived at the current debates and challenges of music education. Stephanie Pitts charts the history of music teaching in British secondary schools over the course of the twentieth century. Each chapter looks at a significant period of music education history in which the ideas and practices of a generation were established, and refined. The main educational publications of each decade are examined, from the early by MacPherson, Somervell and Yorke Trotter to the more recent thinking of Paynter and Swanwick. The shifting perceptions of music in the school curriculum are nowhere better highlighted than in the changing focus on children’s engagement with music, from the musical appreciation lessons of the 1920’s and 1930’s to the post-war concentration on performance and the 1970’s emphasis on improvisation and composition. There and many other trends are discussed in the book, allowing today’s music educators to see their own practice in its historical context.

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A Century of Battles Over School Reform
Author: Diane Ravitch
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743203267
Category: Education
Page: 555
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Explores the last hundred years of reform programs designed radically to improve American schools, arguing that reformers often lose sight of the primary goal of the educational system.

Educational Psychology

A Century of Contributions: A Project of Division 15 (educational Psychology) of the American Psychological Society
Author: Barry J. Zimmerman,Dale H. Schunk
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317560426
Category: Education
Page: 504
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Educational Psychology: A Century of Contributions--the first comprehensive book-length treatment of this topic--looks at the historic contributions of 16 leading psychologists, as well as others, who influenced the field of educational psychology from its philosophical moorings in the late 19th century to its current scientific status at the dawn of the 21st. It presents information regarding these individuals' ideas and scientific discoveries, along with a sense of the historical context in which they lived. The book is divided into three sections that correspond to three eras in the history of the discipline: *the founding period (1880s to 1920); *the rise to prominence period (1920 to1960); and *the modern period (1960 to the present). Each section begins with an overview chapter describing the period in terms of key social, political, and historical events affecting educational theory, research, and practice. In addition, the overview chapters discuss major theoretical, methodological, and instructional contributions of the period and how they changed the course of educational psychology. The biographical chapters describe the scholar's major contribution in terms of theory, research, and practice and his or her legacy and impact. These descriptions portray these individuals as real human beings responding to historical events and social influences of their time in personal and collective ways that changed the nature and direction of the field. Educational Psychology: A Century of Contributions is a cohesive collection appropriate for graduate and advanced undergraduate students in educational psychology.

A Century of Contributions to Gifted Education

Illuminating Lives
Author: Ann Robinson,Jennifer Jolly
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136578277
Category: Education
Page: 352
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A Century of Contributions to Gifted Education traces the conceptual history of the field of gifted education. Bookended by Sir Francis Galton’s Hereditary Genius published in 1869, and Sidney Marland’s report to the United States Congress in 1972, each chapter represents the life and work of a key figure in the development of the field. While the historical record of gifted education has previously been limited, A Century of Contributions to Gifted Education explores the lives of individuals who made fundamental contributions in the areas of eminence, intelligence, creativity, advocacy, policy, and curriculum. Drawing heavily on archival research and primary source documentation, expert contributors highlight the major philosophical, theoretical, and pedagogical developments in gifted education over the course of a century, providing both lively biography and scholarly analysis.

A Century of Class

Public Education in Dallas, 1884-1984
Author: Rose-Mary Rumbley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Public schools
Page: 388
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