Schools and students in industrial society : Japan and the West, 1870-1940 /

"Schools and Students in Industrial Society examines the birth of modern education and its effect on the development of France, Japan, and the United States after the industrial revolution. The text outlines issues of coeducation and the growth of state-sponsored schools in three countries, hig...

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Main Author: Stearns, Peter N.
Format: Book
Published:Boston : Bedford Books, ©1998.
Series:Bedford series in history and culture.
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Table of Contents:
  • 1. Introduction: The Rise of Modern Education
  • 2. Before Modern Education: Schooling up to 1800. Causes of Change in Western Society. Educational Gains in France and North America. Japan, Asia's New Innovator. Conclusion: A Comparative Debate
  • 3. Education for Industry and the State: Reforming the System in France, 1800-1900. Stages of Change. Completing the Basic System, 1880-1900. Using the Sources: Issues in French Secondary Schooling
  • 4. Emerging Patterns in the United States, 1800-1900. Democratic Ideas and Middle-Class Interests. Completing the Basic School System, 1860-1890s. Using the Sources: Issues in African American Education around 1900
  • 5. Transatlantic Comparison: Contrasts and Causes. Using the Sources Comparatively: France and the United States. Women and Education. France. United States. Special Features of Educational Integration. Peasants in France. Immigrants in the United States
  • 6. Modern Education in Japan, 1870-1950: Tradition and Change. The Reform Current. Mobilizing the System, 1920-1945. Using the Sources: Japanese Education. Recollections of Schooling in Japan in the Meiji Decades. Intensified Nationalism in Japanese Schools, 1930s. American Assessment of Japanese Education
  • 7. Comparing Schools and Societies: An Analytical Challenge. Using the Sources Comparatively: France, the United States, and Japan. Styles of School Reform. Education for Morality
  • 8. Paths to Contemporary Education. France: Reconciling Elitism and Democracy. The United States: Another Case of Education Explosion. Japan: Morals and Meritocracy. Comparative Signposts: A Final Look.