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Last updated: April 19, 1999

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The Century Series

Americans in the 20th century have made tremendous efforts to create, in the words of Noah Webster, "a system of education that should embrace every part of the community."

In January 1999, Education Week began a yearlong series chronicling the successes and setbacks in those efforts over the past 100 years. "Lessons of a Century" will appear in 10 monthly installments. Stories will examine all aspects of the educational landscape--people, trends, historical milestones, enduring controversies--with an emphasis on their continuing relevance as the century draws to a close. Essays by leading scholars and other observers will offer additional perspective.

Thomas Jefferson Online Resources
at the University of Virginia

University of Virginia
Education Library

BLACKWELL HISTORY OF EDUCATION
RESEARCH MUSEUM

Photographs and notes on hornbooks, primers, spellers, and other instructional materials of historical interest.

Noah Webster:
"America's Schoolmaster"

One Room School House Project

HISTORY OF AMERICAN EDUCATION
WEB PROJECT

Eastern Illinois University

History of Education Site
University Nijmegen
Netherlands

John Dewey:
Texts & References

Schooling, Education, and Literacy,
In Colonial America

The Educational Resources Information Center, a network of clearinghouses maintaining a collection of databases that contain references to an extensive body of education journal articles and other literature and documents in the field of education. Established in 1966, ERIC is supported by the National Library of Education, a part of the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Educational Research and Improvement.

HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVES

STUDIES AMONG THE TENEMENTS OF NEW YORK

The Hypertext Edition

BY JACOB A. RIIS 

Images of 19th Century African Americans
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture,
The New York Public Library.

The Internet Modern History Sourcebook is one of series of history primary sourcebooks. It is intended to serve the needs of teachers and students in college survey courses in modern European history and American history, as well as in modern Western Civilization and World Cultures. A tremendous resource compiled by Paul Halsall at Fordham University.

History of 20th Century Education: Selected Issues. This web page contains reports compiled by UCLA students enrolled in a course (ED191) on Politics and Education offered by Daniel Schugurensky.

Cornell Law School
Legal Information Institute
An excellent source of information on federal and states laws and legal opinions including recent and historic Supreme Court decisions.

Education and Social Issues

This is a link to the homepage for a course taught by Marcia Sheridan at Indiana University, South Bend. Her "hotlinks" may prove useful in identifying web-based resources related to current issues in education.

Microsoft Encarta Concise On-Line Encyclopedia
This particular link offers a brief history of education, with additional links to short articles on prominent figures in that history.

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