An Historical Introduction to American Education

Author: Gerald L. Gutek
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 1478608897
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Guteks classic volume on the history of American education has been thoroughly revised and updated to provide a twenty-first-century perspective on the development of American educational institutions. Like earlier editions, the well-researched Third Edition employs a topical approach to examine the evolution of key institutions like the common school and the high school, as well as significant movements like progressive education, racial desegregation, and multiculturalism. Primary source readings enhance and reinforce chapter content and feature new writings from Benjamin Rush, Horace Mann, Maria Montessori, W. E. B. Du Bois, John Dewey, and Jane Addams. Two new chapters add depth to this comprehensive, richly illustrated work. Immigration, Multiculturalism, and Education examines the response of public schools to the education of immigrant children in the context of Americas industrialization and urbanization. This compelling addition also looks at the changing demographics of immigration and discusses the experiences and contributions of Hispanic Americans and Asian Americans. Progressive Education and John Dewey explores the origins of progressive education, the philosophies of John Dewey and other leading progressive educators, and this movements ongoing influence in American classrooms. The Third Editions topical organization lends itself to multiple uses in the classroom. Each chapter provides the historical foundation for the study of a contemporary topic in education, including the organization and structure of schools, the philosophy of education, early childhood education, curriculum and instruction, multicultural and bilingual education, and educational policy.

Not English Only

Author: Orm Øverland
Publisher: Vu University Press Amsterdam
ISBN:
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This book examines American multilingualism.

Dominant minority Relations in America

Author: John Paul Myers
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN:
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This combination of book and website allows readers to study racial and ethnic minority groups in the United States using a combination of sociology, social history, and their own personal family histories. Grounded in sociology and the idea that we are all part of the process of dominant-minority interaction, this book helps the reader learn core sociological theory and concepts. Coverage includes the study of minority group experiences, and asks the reader to relate their extended family biographies to sociology and the larger minority group experience. Important questions such as: What is sociology and how can it help us understand inter-group relations? Are there oppressed groups that are racial and ethnic groups? Is the United States alone in its inter-groups norms and practices are covered. Readers also are provided with a comparison of the U.S. with dominant-minority relations in other countries, such as South Africa, Northern Ireland, Puerto Rico, and Vietnam. The unique companion website offers additional resources to research and discuss a wide variety of related topics. Anyone interested in gaining an understanding of the historical and current state of minority relations in the U.S.

Immigrants to the Pure Land

Author: Michihiro Ama
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN:
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Religious acculturation is typically seen as a one-way process: The dominant religious culture imposes certain behavioral patterns, ethical standards, social values, and organizational and legal requirements onto the immigrant religious tradition. In this view, American society is the active partner in the relationship, while the newly introduced tradition is the passive recipient being changed. Michihiro Ama's investigation of the early period of Jodo Shinshu in Hawai'i and the United States sets a new standard for investigating the processes of religious acculturation and a radically new way of thinking about these processes. Most studies of American religious history are conceptually grounded in a European perspectival position, regarding the U.S. as a continuation of trends and historical events that begin in Europe. Only recently have scholars begun to shift their perspectival locus to Asia. Ama's use of materials spans the Pacific as he draws on never-before-studied archival works in Japan as well as the U.S. More important, Ama locates immigrant Jodo Shinshu at the interface of two expansionist nations. At the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries, both Japan and the U.S. were extending their realms of influence into the Pacific, where they came into contact---and eventually conflict---with one another. Jodo Shinshu in Hawai'i and California was altered in relation to a changing Japan just as it was responding to changes in the U.S. Because Jodo Shinshu's institutional history in the U.S. and the Pacific occurs at a contested interface, Ama defines its acculturation as a dual process of both "Japanization" and "Americanization." Immigrants to the Pure Land explores in detail the activities of individual Shin Buddhist ministers responsible for making specific decisions regarding the practice of Jodo Shinshu in local sanghas. By focusing so closely, Ama reveals the contestation of immigrant communities faced with discrimination and exploitation in their new homes and with changing messages from Japan. The strategies employed, whether accommodation to the dominant religious culture or assertion of identity, uncover the history of an American church in the making.