Turns to theories and cultural representations of psychosocial life to reflect on, and better understand, the challenges of learning in times of social strife.
How jazz spurred a generational debate that reshaped American culture.
Examines how Mexican Americans experienced “unofficial” Jim Crow inside and outside the American education system, and how they used the courts, Mexican Consul, and other resources to challenge that discrimination.
Examines the role of African American educators in the Birmingham civil rights movement.
Examines proposals for freshman composition’s abolition and reform while providing a new model for courses.
Assesses the challenges plaguing our higher education system through selections of Ernest L. Boyer’s writings
Documents a volatile and productive moment in the development of film studies.
Examines the rhetoric in and around the New York State Asylum for Idiots in Syracuse, New York from 1854 to 1884.
The story of an Ocean Hill–Brownsville teacher who crossed picket lines during the racially charged New York City teachers’ strike of 1968.
The first comprehensive history of principals in the United States.
Explores how Southampton College went from “the jewel in the university crown” to an “albatross around the university neck. ”
Fascinating history of the oldest public college on Long Island.
The story of Lucy Diggs Slowe, a pioneering African American figure in sports and education
The inspiring history of NYSUT, New York State’s largest union, and a powerful progressive force in the state and in the country.
Explores how Darwin’s theory of human nature can inform educational philosophy.
The comprehensive history of the State University of New York system.
Follows California’s efforts at reforming the public school system from 1983 to the present.
An ambitious and timely look at the role of religion in New York State's early public schools.
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.
A biographical/narrative study of oppression, racism, and resistance in twentieth-century South Africa through the life of Richard Dudley, a teacher/politico.
A riveting analysis of the struggle to eliminate affirmative action at the University of California.
The first book-length biography of Margaret Haley (1861–1939) focuses on her political vision, her activities as a public school activist, and her life as a charismatic woman leader.
The first historical account of the free school movement of the 1960s.