NYU Steinhardt

History of American Education

  • Course Number: HSED-GE 2009
  • Hours: 45
  • Units: 4
  • Description: This course will examine the major themes, developments, & dilemnas of educational history in the United States. How have historians defined & explored American education? What are the major achievements of the field? The weaknesses? And how might it improve? Topics will include the rise of public & parochial school systems; the endless drive for "school reform", & the myriad ways that race, religion, & ethnicity have influenced it.
  • Old Course Number: E55.2009