The Once and Future School

The Once and Future School

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Jurgen Herbst traces the debates, discussions, pronouncements and reports through which Americans have sought to clarify their conceptions of the goals and purposes of education beyond the common school. The Once and Future School argues that to make sense of the current trials of secondary educational system and to maintain any sense of direction and vision for its future, we need a clear understanding of its path in the past and of its setting in a multi-national world. From their beginnings in colonial America to the present day, Jurgen Herbst traces the debates, discussions, pronouncements and reports through which Americans have sought to hammer out and clarify their conceptions of the goals and purposes of education beyond the common school.were opened in ten of the statea#39;s public high schools, and the new superintendent, J.Q.Emery, expressed cautious optimism ... courses.26 Part of the problem was that there was little agreement among schoolmen about the nature of manual education. Its history went back to the American pioneers of the kindergarten, who had stressed the handling of fabrics, paper, clay, wood, metal, and other objects.


Title:The Once and Future School
Author: Jurgen Herbst
Publisher:Routledge - 2004-08-02
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