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Tyack, David – History of Education Quarterly, 1986
Reviews Carl F. Kaestle's 1983 book, "Pillars of the Republic: Common Schools and American Society, 1780-1860." Maintains that this work synthesizes and refocuses both old and new interpretations of the political and institutional history of the common school before 1860 in the United States. (JDH)
Descriptors: Culture, Curriculum, Educational Change, Educational Development
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Graham, Hugh Davis – History of Education Quarterly, 1986
Reviews "Managers of Virtue: Public School Leadership in America, 1820-1980" (Tyack & Hansot, 1982), and "Public School in Hard Times: The Great Depression and Recent Years" (Tyack, Lowe & Hansot, 1984). Maintains that the strength of these two works lies more in their balanced synthesis of the scholarly literature than on the direct policy…
Descriptors: Civics, Curriculum, Educational Change, Educational Development
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Davis-Friedmann, Deborah – History of Education Quarterly, 1986
Reviews three books on education in China: "Educational and Social Change in China: The Beginnings of the Modern Era" (Borthwick, 1983), "Education and Popular Literacy in Ch'ing China" (Rawski, 1979), and "Education under Mao: Class and Competition in Canton Schools, 1960-1980" (Unger, 1982). (JDH)
Descriptors: Culture, Curriculum, Educational Change, Educational Development
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Ninkovich, Frank – History of Education Quarterly, 1986
Reviews Mary Brown Bullock's 1980 book,"An American Transplant: The Rockefeller Foundation and Peking Union Medical College." Far more than a narrow, scholarly history, this book is a case study of the far-reaching cultural impact of international educational exchange efforts. (JDH)
Descriptors: Culture, Curriculum, Educational Change, Educational Development