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The Rise and Fall of an Urban School System

Detroit, 1907-81. Ann Arbor Paperbacks

By (author) Jeffrey Mirel
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, United States
Published: 31st Mar 1993
Dimensions: w 152mm h 229mm
Weight: 870g
ISBN-10: 0472101188
ISBN-13: 9780472101184
Barcode No: 9780472101184
Synopsis
Detroit's public school system, lauded as a model for the nation in the 1920s and 1930s, has become one of the city's most conspicuous failures. Jeffrey Mirel draws on Detroit's experience to offer a new interpretation of urban educational decline in the twentieth century, suggesting specific answers to what ails America's public schools and how public education can be improved.Jeffrey Mirel has won two prestigious book awards for "The Rise and Fall of an Urban School System." Stanford University and the American Educational Research Association awarded the book the 1994-95 "Outstanding Book Award" stating, "Mirel's documentation and interpretations serve as valuable and refreshing commentary on the current status of urban education, and by extension, all American education and society. . . . The book is admirably written with touches of drama, pathos, and hope." The American Educational Studies Association awarded Mirel the 1994 "Critics' Choice Award" for his outstanding contribution to Educational Studies.Jeffrey Mirel is the Director of Emory University's Division of Educational Studies.

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