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The ascendancy of the common school Transformation from a system of democratic localism to a system of “common” schools The meaning of “common” schools Assessing the new landscape for education
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School enrollments Between 1820 and 1850, about 60 percent of children up to age 19 were enrolled in schools in NY. In MA in 1826, 80 percent of same age group were listed in school registers of towns under 2,500.
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Political Economy Demographic changes Immigration: predominantly Irish Catholic Flow of settlers from Eastern Seaboard across the Ohio and Mississippi river valleys and eventually into the Great Plains and the Pacific Coast Urbanization: Boston, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York
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Economic changes Industrialization Change in the organization of labor Shift from family culture to community culture The need for a more educated labor force Transportation and communication Growth of railroads Waterways, canals
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This note was uploaded on 05/20/2011 for the course EDU 120 taught by Professor Timar during the Spring '11 term at UC Davis.

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