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Author Evans, Ronald W.

Title This happened in America : Harold Rugg and the censure of social studies / by Ronald W. Evans
Published Charlotte, N.C. : Information Age Pub., [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 306 pages) : illustrations
Series Studies in the history of education
Studies in the history of education (Greenwich, Conn.)
Summary "This biography of Harold Rugg is a story with profound implications for today's educators. Harold Rugg, one of the leading progressive educators of the twentieth century, developed an innovative social studies program and textbook series that was censured by conservative critics during the 1940s." "Harold O. Rugg was a professor at Teachers College, Columbia University, and a key leader among the social frontier group that emerged in the 1930s to argue that schools should play a stronger role in helping to reconstruct society. He was author of a best selling social studies textbook series that came under attack from patriotic and business groups in the early years of World War II. The story of his rise and fall encapsulates a pivotal episode in the history of American education and reveals a great deal about the direction of schooling in American life, the many roads not taken, and possibilities for the future. This in-depth examination of Rugg's life and career provides historical perspective on the recurring struggles over education. It will be of interest to every citizen concerned about the future of our democracy. Includes more than 60 photos and graphics." --Book Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Rugg, Harold Ordway, 1886-1960.
Educators -- United States -- Biography.
Social sciences -- Study and teaching -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Social sciences -- United States -- Textbooks -- Censorship.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1607526247 (electronic bk.)
9781607526247 (electronic bk.)