Graduate Course Catalog 2011-2013

COURSE: 51-760 History of American Education (3)
This course traces the development of schooling in the U.S. from the Common School movement and its antecedents to the present. It focuses diachronically on the dominant discourse that has provided the structure of thought for conceiving education, as well as for historically and socially locating those at the margins of that discourse. Major movements and trends in education will therefore be considered in their social, economic, and cultural contexts as a way to understand their “history.”