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Horace Mann: champion of public schools [by] Robert B. Downs.


New York, Twayne Publishers [1974] .
ISBN 9780805735444, 0805735445

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Subjects Education -- Massachusetts -- History.
Education.
Mann, Horace, 1796-1859
Mann, Horace, 1796-1859.
Massachusetts.
Series Twayne's great educators series ; 1.
Description 163 pages portrait 21 cm.
Copyright Date [1974]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 159).
Summary Biography of one of America's great educators and an early and effective champion of public schools. In addition to serving as Secretary of the Massachusetts State Board of Education, Mann served in both the Massachusetts House of Representatives (1827 to 1833) and the Massachusetts Senate (1834 to 1837). Acknowledged by educational historians as the Father of the Common School movement, Mann argued that universal public education was the most efficient way to create a productive, disciplined citizenry.
Contents Chronology -- Early years -- Massachusetts legislator -- Massachusetts schools : pre-Mann -- Teachers and teaching -- Preparation of teachers -- Books and libraries -- Education for health -- Sectarian snipings -- European pilgrimage -- The Boston schoolmasters' controversy -- The value of education -- Influence at home and abroad -- National statesman -- Antioch years -- Afterword.
Genre History.
Geographic Area n-us-ma
Network Numbers (OCoLC)701626
(OCoLC)ocm00701626
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Downs, Robert B. 1903-1991.
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