History of Education

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Schoolhouse Activists

Examines the role of African American educators in the Birmingham civil rights movement.

The Lure of Literacy

Examines proposals for freshman composition’s abolition and reform while providing a new model for courses.

Ernest L. Boyer

Edited by Todd C. Ream & John M. Braxton
Subjects: Education

Assesses the challenges plaguing our higher education system through selections of Ernest L. Boyer’s writings

Binghamton Babylon

Documents a volatile and productive moment in the development of film studies.

A Rhetoric of Remnants

Examines the rhetoric in and around the New York State Asylum for Idiots in Syracuse, New York from 1854 to 1884.

Inside Ocean Hill–Brownsville

The story of an Ocean Hill–Brownsville teacher who crossed picket lines during the racially charged New York City teachers’ strike of 1968.

The Principal's Office

The first comprehensive history of principals in the United States.

Running on Empty

Explores how Southampton College went from “the jewel in the university crown” to an “albatross around the university neck. ”

Farmingdale State College

Fascinating history of the oldest public college on Long Island.

Teachers United

The inspiring history of NYSUT, New York State’s largest union, and a powerful progressive force in the state and in the country.

At Home in the World

By Eilon Schwartz
Subjects: Education

Explores how Darwin’s theory of human nature can inform educational philosophy.

SUNY at Sixty

The comprehensive history of the State University of New York system.

California in a Time of Excellence

Follows California’s efforts at reforming the public school system from 1983 to the present.

Thought Knows No Sex

Grounded in student experiences at nineteenth-century Alfred University, this social history explores the origins of women’s higher education and the rural roots of reform.

Why Community Matters

Provides a fresh perspective on the undeniable relationship between education reform and democratic revitalization.

Education Reform in Florida

Edited by Kathryn M. Borman & Sherman Dorn
Subjects: Education

Describes and analyzes nation-leading school reforms in Florida.

Free Schools, Free People

The first historical account of the free school movement of the 1960s.

Curriculum for Utopia

This book examines the relationship between contemporary forms of critical theory and social reconstructionism, as they relate and contribute to the construction of a radical theory of education. It illustrates ...