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Shaping American Education

June Melby Benowitz

in Challenge and Change: Right-Wing Women, Grassroots Activism, and the Baby Boom Generation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061221
eISBN:
9780813051437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061221.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores how rightist women attempted to shape school curricula through textbook censorship and other means, including forcing resignations of teachers and school administrators who did ... More


Curious George Schools John Paulson

Jonathan A. Knee

in Class Clowns: How the Smartest Investors Lost Billions in Education

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231179287
eISBN:
9780231543330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231179287.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

John Paulson made billions by identifying mortgage bubble before the inevitable crash and put at least one of those billions into the leading US school textbook publisher, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ... More


The Work and Recommendations of the Polish–Israeli Textbooks Committee

Shevach Eden

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 14: Focusing on Jews in the Polish Borderlands

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774693
eISBN:
9781800340718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774693.003.0022
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter presents discussions conducted by the national committees in Poland and Israel to examine history and geography textbooks and their treatment of the two nations. They were charged with ... More


Brazil Counts on Its Sons for Redemption: Moral, Civic, and Countersubversive Education

Benjamin A. Cowan

in Securing Sex: Morality and Repression in the Making of Cold War Brazil

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627502
eISBN:
9781469627526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627502.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Chapter Six investigates the impact of moralistic countersubversion in a more public arena: rightists’ push to mandate Moral and Civic Education as a broad counterattack designed to reach each and ... More


The Subject in the Classroom: The Selling of the New Math

Christopher J. Phillips

in The New Math: A Political History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226184968
eISBN:
9780226185019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226185019.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter shifts the focus from the design of model textbooks to the movement of actual textbooks from the drawing boards of university mathematicians to the desks of American schoolrooms in the ... More


Power and the Ghosts of Insanity in Lay Thai Life

J. L. Cassaniti

in Remembering the Present: Mindfulness in Buddhist Asia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501707995
eISBN:
9781501714177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707995.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Mental powers are thought to arise through mindfulness practice in Thailand. This chapter explores these powers, and how they are understood to be developed in practice. It begins with a story of a ... More


Textbooks: Their History, Role, and Importance

Charles W. Eagles

in Civil Rights, Culture Wars: The Fight over a Mississippi Textbook

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631158
eISBN:
9781469631172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631158.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

The history of textbooks involves debates over their content, production, marketing, and selection. State regulation often tried to govern the often corrupt processes. At the local and state levels, ... More


Histories: Earlier Mississippi History Textbooks

Charles W. Eagles

in Civil Rights, Culture Wars: The Fight over a Mississippi Textbook

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631158
eISBN:
9781469631172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631158.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

Beginning in the late nineteenth century, Mississippi histories celebrated a harmonious story from the perspectives of dominant white males. The textbooks discounted conflict and stressed conformity. ... More


Arranging a Marriage: Ecology and Agriculture

Donald Worster

in Wealth of Nature: Environmental History and the Ecological Imagination

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195092646
eISBN:
9780197560693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195092646.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmentalist Thought and Ideology

We hear these days a repeated call by scientists, agricultural reformers, and environmentalists to effect a marriage between agriculture and the science of ecology—to create a new agroecology and a ... More


Case/Critical Incident

Raymond Fox

in The Use of Self: The Essence of Professional Education

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190616144
eISBN:
9780197559680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190616144.003.0018
Subject:
Education, Adult Education and Continuous Learning

The core of teaching is the serious obligation to touch students. Providing more than the mere rudiments of knowledge is essential. Involvement is critical. Case study and critical incident ... More


How the Sangh Parivar Writes and Teaches History

Tanika Sarkar

in Majoritarian State: How Hindu Nationalism is Changing India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190078171
eISBN:
9780190099589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190078171.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

Beginning with the writings on history by Savarkar and Golwalkar, Tanika Sarkar analyses how Hindu nationalists essentially understand Indian history as a Hindu history. She shows how this ... More


Writing on politics and ideology in planning

Tim Marshall

in The Politics and Ideology of Planning

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781447337201
eISBN:
9781447337256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447337201.003.0002
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

There is a strong literature on planning in Britain, but the chapter survey shows that this is less strong in relationship to political and ideological dimensions. Textbooks give little coverage of ... More


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