American Educational Thought - 2nd Ed.

Essays from 1640-1940

Edited by:
Andrew J. Milson, University of North Texas
Chara Haeussler Bohan, Georgia State University
Perry L. Glanzer, Baylor University
J. Wesley Null, Baylor University

A volume in the series: Readings in Educational Thought. Editor(s): Chara Haeussler Bohan, Georgia State University. Perry L. Glanzer, Baylor University. Andrew J. Milson, University of North Texas. J. Wesley Null, Baylor University.

Published 2010

American Educational Thought: Essays from 1640-1940 contains primary source readings from the mid 1600s to 1940. The goal of the work is to provide teachers, contemporary scholars of education, and policymakers with the most significant arguments made on the subject of American education during this time period. In this second edition of the book, the editors have included numerous new works that open up new possibilities for discussion, represent more wide-ranging viewpoints, and provide even richer context for making sense of American educational thought.

Spiritual Milk for American Babes, Drawn out of the Breasts of Both Testaments for their Soul’s Nourishment, John Cotton, 1641; Excerpts from Some Fruits of Solitude in Reflections and Maxims, William Penn, 1693; An Essay Upon the Good Education of Children, Cotton Mather, 1708; Proposals Relating to the Youth in Pensilvania, Benjamin Franklin, 1749; A Bill for the More General Diffusion of Knowledge, Thomas Jefferson, 1778; Letter to John Banister: Advantages of an American Education, Thomas Jefferson, 1785; Letter to Nathaniel Burwell: Education of Women, Thomas Jefferson, 1818; Thoughts upon Female Education, Benjamin Rush, 1787; On the Mode of Education Proper in a Republic, Benjamin Rush, 1798; On Education of Youth in America, Noah Webster, 1790; An Address to the Public, Emma Willard, 1819; The Character of Young Ladies, Mary Lyon, 1835; An Essay on the Education of Female Teachers, Catharine Beecher, 1835; Remedy for Wrongs to Women, Catharine Beecher, 1846; Means and Objects of Common School Education, Horace Mann, 1837; Twelfth Annual Report of the Secretary of the Massachusetts School Board, Horace Mann, 1848; Report of the Committee on Education of the House of Representatives, Allen Dodge, 1840; Petition of the Catholics of the City of New York, Thomas O’ Connor, 1840; Report of the Special Committee of the Board of Aldermen, 1840; Memorial of a Committee of the Methodist Episcopal Church, N. Bangs, Thomas E. Bond, & George Peck, 1840; The Declaration of Sentiments, Seneca Falls, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, 1848; Common Schools, Horace Bushnell, 1853; Education, Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1876; Secularized Education, Robert Louis Dabney, 1879; Compulsory Education in Relation to Crime and Social Morals, William Torrey Harris, 1885, The Philosophy of Education, William Torrey Harris, 1893; Report of the Committee of Ten on Secondary School Studies, National Education Association, 1894; The Child, Francis W. Parker, 1894; The Function of Education in Democratic Society, Charles W. Eliot, 1898; Talks to Teachers on Psychology and to Students on Some of Life’s Ideals, William James, 1899; My Pedagogic Creed, John Dewey, 1897; Excerpt from School and Society, John Dewey, 1900; Excerpt from Experience and Education, John Dewey 1938; The Ideal School as Based on Child Study, G. Stanley Hall, 1901; Excerpt from Up From Slavery, Booker T. Washington, 1901; Of the Training of Black Men, W.E.B. DuBois, 1902; Of Mr. Booker T. Washington and Others, W.E.B. DuBois, 1903; Why Teachers Should Organize, Margaret Haley, 1904; The Certification of Teachers, Ellwood P. Cubberley, 1906; The Public School and the Immigrant Child, Jane Addams, 1908; Education by the Current Event, Jane Addams, 1930; The Contribution of Psychology to Education, E. L. Thorndike, 1910; Equal Pay for Equal Work, Grace Strachan, 1910; Report of the Commission of the Reorganization of Secondary Education, National Education Association, 1918; The Project Method, William H. Kilpatrick, 1918; A Philosophy of Education for Negro Girls, Mary McLeod Bethune, 1926; The Educational Values of the College Bred, Mary McLeod Bethune, 1934; Excerpt from Dare the School Build a New Social Order?, George S. Counts, 1932; An Essentialist’s Platform for the Advancement of American Education, William C. Bagley 1938; The Significance of the Essentialist Movement in Educational Theory, William C. Bagley 1939, Selection from Progressive Education at the Crossroads, Boyd H. Bode, 1938; Prejudice the Garden Toward Roses? Isaac Kandel, 1939