Education's Histories

methodological grist for the history of education

Archive for July, 2015

July 30th, 2015 by Sara Clark

Remembering In Order to Forget

What is the purpose of remembering? Should education historians work together to remember a shared past? In 1999, Sol Cohen suggested “historians of American education (and their students and anyone interested in the history of education as a field of study) have to be reminded of this past because published work is situated within the […]

July 6th, 2015 by Mike Suarez

Comfortable Inaction, In Action*

Desegregating Chicago’s Public Schools: Policy Implementation, Politics, and Protest, 1965-1985. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. 260 pp. $100.00 * The title paraphrases words spoken by President Kennedy in 1961 at the 14th annual convention of Americans for Democratic Action. There has been a proliferation of historical scholarship over the past twenty years addressing school desegregation […]