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Building a Research University

Glenn C. Altschuler and Isaac Kramnick

in Cornell: A History, 1940-2015

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801444258
eISBN:
9780801471896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801444258.003.0001
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

This chapter discusses Cornell University's transformation into a research university after World War II. It examines the role played by two Cornell presidents, Edmund Ezra Day and Deane Waldo ... More


Urban School Reform, Professionalization, and the Science of Education

in School, Society, & State: A New Education to Govern Modern America, 1890 – 1940

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226772097
eISBN:
9780226772127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226772127.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In a series of chapters published in the Forum in 1892, Joseph Mayer Rice criticized St. Louis schools for their “absolute lack of sympathy for the child.” His critique of the interjection of ... More


Redefining State Responsibility in Education

in School, Society, & State: A New Education to Govern Modern America, 1890 – 1940

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226772097
eISBN:
9780226772127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226772127.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During the National Education Association's Department of Superintendence meeting in 1918 to discuss “centralizing tendencies in educational administration,” Payson Smith, state superintendent of ... More


The Rural School Problem and the Complexities of National Reform

in School, Society, & State: A New Education to Govern Modern America, 1890 – 1940

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226772097
eISBN:
9780226772127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226772127.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The second decade of the twentieth century witnessed the rise of a nationwide movement for rural school reform in America that began as a sporadic set of critiques of rural schools and concerns about ... More


Grunt Work: The Endless Business of Building a Great School System

David L. Kirp

in Improbable Scholars: The Rebirth of a Great American School System and a Strategy for America’s Schools

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199987498
eISBN:
9780199333356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987498.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter considers some of the factors behind the continuously improving school system of Union City, New Jersey. Many districts are run like a loose confederacy, with each principal calling the ... More


Introduction

in School, Society, & State: A New Education to Govern Modern America, 1890 – 1940

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226772097
eISBN:
9780226772127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226772127.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

State legislatures in the United States had long assumed legal responsibility for maintaining public schools, doing so by empowering local districts and giving them great freedom to manage their own ... More


The Battle over National Education

Noah Benezra Strote

in Lions and Lambs: Conflict in Weimar and the Creation of Post-Nazi Germany

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300219050
eISBN:
9780300228045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300219050.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter looks at the volatile debate about the future of German youth and the ability of the schools to turn them away from nationalism and toward a vision of international understanding. After ... More


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