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2013 Fall - EDUC
Subj Cat# Class# Sect Course
EDUC 679 1288 1 Readings in the History of Urban Education
Prospective leaders of today’s urban school systems need to understand and value the rich history of the development of schools in America’s large cities. Knowing who the reformers of the past were and what they tried to accomplish or avoid may well shed light on the problems faced by urban reformers today. Using Cremin’s The Transformation of the School, Tyack’s The One Best System and Rury’s Urban Education in the United States, students will explore, examine and debate the history of urban education in the past and what today’s historical researchers are learning about recent reform efforts. In addition, students will develop a seminar paper that examines the history of the urban system where they are currently working, using the research tools studied in this seminar.