EDU 111

Perspectives on American Education

Topic 3

Topic 3: Historical Foundations of Education

120 Years ofAmerican Education:A Statistical Portrait

Thomas Jefferson on education

Self-Reliance, Ralph Waldo Emerson (1841)

Historical Foundations (PPT)

Key Issue: Corporal Punishment

“Is Corporal Punishment an Effective Means of Discipline?” (APA)

“Perspectives on the Effects of Corporal Punishment: Comment on Gershoff (2002),” G. W. Holden (2002)

Corporal punishment after the Greenbrier, Arkansas incident: Do children have the rights they deserve at school and at home?

Key Issue: Single-Sex Education

Single-sec education: Pros and cons

“The Pseudoscience of Single-Sex Schooling,” Halpern, et al. (2011)

NYT related coverage of Halpern, et al.

Progressive education: An overview

Recommended: “Progressive Education: Why It’s Hard to Beat, But Also Hard to Find,” Alfie Kohn (2008)

John Dewey’s Theories of Education, W. F. Warde (1960)

Experience and Education, John Dewey

Key Issue: Parental Public School Choice

“Fixing the Milwaukee Public Schools: The Limits of Parent-Driven Reform,” David Dodenhoff (2007)

EDU 111

Perspectives on American Education

EDRD 640

Foundations and Current Trends in Literacy Research and Practice

EDU 115 (MayX)

The Reel World: The Depiction of Schools on Film

EDU 250/ EDRD 750

Scholarly Reading and Writing in Education

Concerned Scholars & Artists

Reclaiming Facts, Truth, Ethics

radical eyes for equity

A Critical Space - Writing by P.L. Thomas

Teachers, Profs, Parents: Writers Who Care

A blog advocating for authentic writing instruction

Diane Ravitch's blog

A site to discuss better education for all

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