Thursday, March 19 11:30 a.m.
AMERICAN EDUCATION: DEFINING A NATION w/ SUSAN ADLER.
This talk will examine the development of the public school in the U.S. beginning with the rise of the “common school” in the 19th century. The talk will explore changing educational aims that emerged as the nation developed. Educational aims have shifted in importance from unifying the country in the early years to the importance of educating young people who will contribute to economic strength and prosperity. Throughout, a third major goal of education, social mobility, has remained important. Susan Adler is Professor Emerita in Education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. From December 2009 – December 2011 she was a Visiting Professor at the National Institute of Education in Singapore. She is the former president of the National Council for the Social Studies.
March 19, 2020
11:30am - 12:30pm
8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States