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Educating Efficient Citizens in Oakland, California

David A. Gamson

in The Importance of Being Urban: Designing the Progressive School District, 1890-1940

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226634548
eISBN:
9780226634685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226634685.003.0004
Subject:
Education, History of Education

Chapter 3 traces the evolution of the modern city school system as enacted by leaders in Oakland, California. Despite their reputation as quintessential “administrative progressives,” due to their ... More


Taking Control from Above: The Rationalization of Schooling in the Progressive Era

Jal Mehta

in The Allure of Order: High Hopes, Dashed Expectations, and the Troubled Quest to Remake American Schooling

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199942060
eISBN:
9780197563281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199942060.003.0005
Subject:
Education, Schools Studies

The progressive era saw a massive rationalization of American schooling; its imprint stretches into the present day. Drawing on the ideas of (then) modern management techniques, a heterogeneous ... More


E Pluribus Unum: How Standards and Accountability Became King

Jal Mehta

in The Allure of Order: High Hopes, Dashed Expectations, and the Troubled Quest to Remake American Schooling

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199942060
eISBN:
9780197563281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199942060.003.0009
Subject:
Education, Schools Studies

In the years following A Nation at Risk, a storm of educational reform activities swept across the states, as governors and state legislatures tried everything they could think of to improve their ... More


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