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The Impossible Dream (History of Schools and Schooling, nr. 4)

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en Limba Engleză Paperback – May 2002
The history of American schooling is replete with evidence of the American proclivity to seek the panacea. The American education landscape is dotted with educational reformers, who in their zeal proclaimed that the sure-fire remedy they were proposing was a cinch to completely solve a given challenge or problem. Their proposed magic elixir, advanced with total confidence, would take effect after the time of its implementation and would bring paradise in at least part of the educational world. Indigenous to this position is educators' steadfast unwillingness to learn from the wisdom of the accumulated past resulting in a never-ending parade of reforms. Though these reforms are often worthwhile in themselves - with some of more worth than others, they share the same fate and suffer a similar unhappy ending, only to see the process born again and begun anew.
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ISBN-13: 9780820437477
ISBN-10: 0820437476
Pagini: 301
Dimensiuni: 229 x 155 x 19 mm
Greutate: 0.46 kg
Editura: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der W
Seria History of Schools and Schooling


Notă biografică

The Author: Formerly of Virginia Tech, Thomas C. Hunt joined the Faculty of The University of Dayton in 1996. A historian of American education, with a strong emphasis on religion and education (particularly Catholic schools), Dr. Hunt has authored and/or edited 10 books on religion and education in the last 20 years. He earned his Ph.D. in 1971 in Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.