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Southern Cities, Southern Schools free pdf Historians of urban education have concentrated their attention on the cities of the Northeast, leaving a major gap in the historiography of American schooling. This work, the first to focus on southern cities, makes an important contribution to the field. It presents case studies of growth and change in the public school systems of six cities in the deep South, together with several essays that place the southern experience in a comparative historical and historiographical context. Plank and Ginsberg examine the impact of conditions that have shaped public education in the urban South from the antebellum era to the present time, including racism, segregation, evangelical Protestantism, poverty, ruralism, and the slow pace of industrialization. Among the issues explored are struggles over progressive school reforms in both curriculum and administration, continuing battles for financial support and organizational autonomy, the impact of city politics, and the politics of black education. This book opens a new area of historical research and provides fresh perspectives on political and racial issues that continue to challenge American educators.

About David N. Plank

DAVID N. PLANK is Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh. His previous publications on southern educational history have appeared in journals including History of Education Quarterly, American Journal of Education, and Journal of Urban History. RICK GINSBERG is Associate Professor in the College of Education at the University of South Carolina. His historical work on urban education and school reform has appeared in journals including Issues in Education, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, and Midwest Journal of Educational History.

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Author : David N. Plank
Publisher : Greenwood Press
Data Published : 26 June 1990
ISBN : 0313262977
EAN : 9780313262975
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 296 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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