Leaders in the Historical Study of American Education

  • Wayne J. Urban

Part of the Leaders in Educational Studies book series (LES, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Wayne J. Urban
    Pages 1-5
  3. Ronald E. Butchart
    Pages 7-19
  4. Geraldine Jonçich Clifford
    Pages 21-31
  5. Sol Cohen
    Pages 33-44
  6. Larry Cuban
    Pages 45-54
  7. Mary Ann Dzuback
    Pages 69-80
  8. Barbara Finkelstein
    Pages 81-93
  9. Roger L. Geiger
    Pages 95-106
  10. Patricia Albjerg Graham
    Pages 117-127
  11. Hugh Hawkins
    Pages 129-141
  12. Jurgen Herbst
    Pages 143-152
  13. Carl F. Kaestle
    Pages 153-164
  14. Harvey Kantor
    Pages 165-177
  15. Michael B. Katz
    Pages 179-192
  16. David F. Labaree
    Pages 193-204
  17. Ellen Condliffe Lagemann
    Pages 205-216
  18. Jeffrey E. Mirel
    Pages 217-229
  19. William J. Reese
    Pages 241-254
  20. David Tyack
    Pages 265-273
  21. Wayne J. Urban
    Pages 275-285
  22. Maris A. Vinovskis
    Pages 287-298
  23. Donald Warren
    Pages 299-312
  24. Back Matter
    Pages 323-325

About this book


This volume consists of twenty six autobiographical essays by leading historians of American education which document the enormous variety of paths taken to get into this field. A companion to earlier volumes on philosophy of education and curriculum studies, the historians in this volume reflect a wide variety of interests that underlay accomplishment in this scholarly field. They come from diverse backgrounds that have animated their scholarly careers in compelling ways. Readers in any variety of educational or historical study should learn from this volume how unplanned careers can still result in highly successful sets of accomplishments. That realization is a tribute both to the individual contributors and to the great attractiveness of educational history to committed scholars of various backgrounds and orientations.

Editors and affiliations

  • Wayne J. Urban
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of AlabamaTuscaloosaUSA

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