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Author Steele, Kyle P., author
Title Making a mass institution : Indianapolis and the American high school / Kyle P. Steele
Imprint New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, [2020]
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  LA285.I5 S74 2020    AVAILABLE    30610020629655
Descript vii, 195 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Series New directions in the history of education
New directions in the history of education
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-185) and index
Introduction -- Shortridge, then Manual, then Arsenal : Indianapolis defines and develops a high school system, 1890-1919 -- Forced segregation and the creation of Crispus Attucks High School, 1919-1929 -- The high school moves to the center of the American adolescent experience, 1929-1941 -- An end to de jure school segregation, Crispus Attucks basketball success, and the limits of racial equality, 1941-1955 -- "Life adjustment" education, suburbanization, unigov, and an unjust system by a new nName, 1955-1971 -- Conclusion
"Making a Mass Institution describes how Indianapolis, Indiana created a divided and unjust system of high schools over the course of the twentieth century, one that effectively sorted students geographically, economically, and racially. Like most U.S. cities, Indianapolis began its secondary system with a singular, decidedly academic high school, but ended the 1960s with multiple high schools with numerous paths to graduation. Some of the schools were academic, others vocational, and others still for what was eventually called "life adjustment." This system mirrored the multiple forces of mass society that surrounded it, as it became more bureaucratic, more focused on identifying and organizing students based on perceived abilities, and more anxious about teaching conformity to middle-class values. By highlighting the experiences of the students themselves and the formation of a distinct, school-centered youth culture, Kyle P. Steele argues that high school, as it evolved into a mass institution, was never fully the domain of policy elites, school boards and administrators, or students, but a complicated and ever-changing contested meeting place of all three"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Education, Secondary -- Indiana -- Indianapolis -- History -- 20th century
High schools -- Indiana -- Indianapolis -- History -- 20th century
Segregation in education -- Indiana -- Indianapolis -- History -- 20th century
Indianapolis (Ind.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century
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