Rutgers University Libraries Social Foundations of Education in the U.S.
The Basics: "Restricted Access;" Off-Campus Links; Finding Books: IRIS; Book Delivery; Finding Articles: ERIC; Becoming an 'Expert' User
Unit 1: Ideas and Ideals Unit 2: Black Education in the U.S. Unit 3: John Dewey Unit 4: Ideology and Curriculum
Unit 5: School, Society, and the Courts Unit 6: Schooling and Politics Unit 7: Social Foundations of Learning Unit 8: Classrooms and Society
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The Basics

Each section of this guide includes links to your required readings; additional resources; and suggestions for finding other books and articles on related topics.

Restricted Access

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Off-Campus Links

Once you have gone to a Rutgers Libraries page and logged in with your NetID [your pegasus username and password] you can use the "Off-Campus Link" provided for each Rutgers-restricted resource below to connect to that database or article. These links will not work from a networked computer on-campus. Use the link embedded in the citation to access these resources on campus.

IRIS: Find Books

IRIS is the online catalog for all the Rutgers University Libraries except the Newark and Camden Law Libraries. In each section below you will find suggestions for searching IRIS to locate other books on the topic(s) covered in that section.

Getting Books From Other Rutgers Libraries

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ERIC: Finding Articles plus

ERIC is the primary database used to identify and locate education-related materials (articles, books, reports, etc.). For each unit below you will find a link to ERIC as well as some suggestions for finding materials in ERIC that relate to that to the topic under discussion.

Becoming an 'Expert' User

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Ideas and Ideals for Education. The Common School

Readings for June 6th

Thomas Jefferson. Letter to Colonel Charles Yancey. January 6, 1816.

Thomas Jefferson. A Bill for the More General Diffusion of Knowlege. 1779.
Note:Text begins on page 365. From the Thomas Jefferson Digital Archive at the University of Virginia Library Electronic Text Center.

Thomas Jefferson. "Laws," Notes on the State of Virginia. 1782.
Note: Read section beginning with the last line on page 271. From the Thomas Jefferson Digital Archive at the University of Virginia Library Electronic Text Center.

Horace Mann. Tenth Annual Report of the Secretary of the Massachusetts State Board of Education. 1846.

Horace Mann. Twelfth Annual Report to the Massachusetts State Board of Education. 1848.

Coleman, James S. "Equal Schools or Equal Students?" Public Interest no. 4, Summer 1966, pp. 70-75.
Off-Campus Link Restricted Access.

Greene, Maxine. "The Passions of Pluralism: Multiculturalism and the Expanding Community," Journal of Negro Education 61(3), Summer 1992, 250-261.
Off Campus Link Restricted Access.

Asante, Molefi Kete. "The Afrocentric Idea in Education," The Journal of Negro Education 60(2), Spring 1991, pp. 170-180.
Off-Campus Link Restricted Access.

Other Early Writings

Benjamin Franklin. Proposals Relating to the Education of Youth in Pensilvania. Philadelphia, 1749.
Franklin's pamphlet on the aims of education.

Noah Webster. An American Selection of Lessons in Reading and Speaking: Calculated to Improve the Minds and Refine the Taste of Youth. And Also to Instruct Them in the Geography, History, and Politics of the United States. Third Edition, greatly englarged. Philadelphia, 1787.
Searchable edition of one of the first and most popular American textbooks.
Off-Campus Link Restricted Access.

Other Resources

Thomas Jefferson
Biographical entries, bibliography, annotated list of principal works, and links to major web sites from Answers.com.

Jewett, Thomas. "Jefferson, Education and the Franchise," Early America Review Winter 1996/1997.

Kaestle, Carl F. Pillar of the Republic: Common Schools and American Society, 1780-1860. New York, Hill and Want, 1983.
Dana Call Number: LA215 .K33 1983

Need books on related topics?

Check IRIS, the Rutgers Libraries online catalog. Some relevant subject searches you can use to locate books on the early history of American education include:

If you're looking for books on public schools and public education, some relevant subject searches you can try include:

More on finding books in IRIS.

Need some articles?

You will need to use a periodical index in order to identify relevant articles on your topic.

The primary database for educational research is ERIC:

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Black Education in the United States

Minter, Thomas K. and Alfred E Prettyman. "Education," Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History. New York, Macmillan, 1996, vol. 2, pp. 846-876.
Overview of the history of African-American education from slavery thru current issues involving school choice. Includes a lengthy bibliography.
Dana Call Number: Ref. E185 .E54 1996.

Williams, Heather Andrea. Self-taught: African American Education in Slavery and Freedom. Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press, 2005.
Dana Call Number: LC2802 .S9W55 2005 [IN PROCESS]

Woodson, Carter G. The Education of the Negro Prior to 1861: A History of the Education of the Colored People from the Beginning of Slavery to the Civil War. Washington, D.C., 1919.
Carter Woodson's classic work.

Readings for June 8

Anderson, James D. "Ex-Slaves and the Rise of Universal Education in the South, 1860-1880," IN Education of Blacks in the South, 1860-1935. Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press, 1988, Chapter 1, pp. 4-32. [Dana Call Number: LC2802 .S9A53 1988]
Electronic Reserves Off-Campus Link Restricted Access.

Douglass, Frederick. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave. 1845.
Excerpt from Chapter 10.

Washington, Booker T. The Future of the American Negro. 1899. pp. 389-392.

DuBois, W.E.B. "Of Mr. Booker T. Washington and Others," The Souls of Black Folk. 1903. Chapter 3.
From the University of Virginia Library Electronic Text Center.

DuBois, W.E.B. "Of the Training of Black Men," The Souls of Black Folk. 1903. Chapter 6.
From the University of Virginia Library Electronic Text Center.

Waite, Cally L. "DuBois and the Invisible Talented Tenth," IN Feminist Engagements: Reading, Resisting, and Revisioning Male Theorists in Education and Cultural Studies. Edited by Kathleen Weiler. New York, Routledge, 2001, pp. 33-46. Electronic Reserve Off-Campus Link Restricted Access.

Need books on related topics?

Check IRIS, the Rutgers Libraries online catalog. Some relevant subject searches you can try include:

More on finding books in IRIS.

Need some articles?

You will need to use a periodical index in order to identify relevant articles on your topic.

The primary database for educational research is ERIC:

Can't figure out how to get to the article? Show Me


John Dewey

Garrison, Jim. John Dewey
Essay from the online Encyclopaedia of Philosophy of Education.

Readings for June 13

John Dewey. "The School and Social Progress," IN The School and Society: Being Three Lectures by John Dewey. Chicago, University of Chicago press, 1907. Chapter 1, pp. 19-44.

John Dewey. "The Democratic Conception in Education," IN Democracy and Education: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education. New York, Macmillan, 1916. Chapter 7

John Dewey. Selections From Experience and Education. New York, Macmillan, 1938.
Chapters 1, 2, and 3.

Other Documents

John Dewey. My Pedagogic Creed 1897.

Need books by or about Dewey?

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To find books by John Dewey, at the "Basic Search" screen

To find books about John Dewey, at the "Basic Search" screen

More on finding books in IRIS.

Need some articles?

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The primary database for educational research is ERIC:

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Ideology and Curriculum

Tanner, Daniel and Laurel Tanner. History of the School Curriculum. New York, Macmillan, 1990.
Dana Call Number: LB2806.15 .T36 1990

Textbooks and Schooling in the United States. Edited by David L. Elliott and Arthur Woodward. Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1990.
Dana Call Number: LB5 .N25 89th pt.1

Readings for June 15

Counts, George S. "Dare Progressive Education be Progressive?" Progressive Education 9(4), April 1932, pp. 257-263.
Speech originally delivered at the 1932 Progressive Education Association annual conference.

Anyon, Jean. "Social Class and the Hidden Curriculum of Work," Journal of Education 162(1), February 1980, 67-92.
Off-Campus Link Restricted Access.

Apple, Michael W. "The Politics of Official Knowledge: Does a National Curriculum Make Sense?" Teachers College Record 95(2), Winter 1993, 222-241.
Off Campus LinkRestricted Access.

Need books on related topics?

Check IRIS, the Rutgers Libraries online catalog. Some relevant subject searches you can try include:

More on finding books in IRIS.

Need some articles?

You will need to use a periodical index in order to identify relevant articles on your topic.

The primary database for educational research is ERIC:

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The Schools, Society, and the Courts

Readings for June 20

BROWN ET AL. v. BOARD OF EDUCATION OF TOPEKA ET AL. No. 1 Appeal From the United States District Court for the District of Kansas
Argued December 9, 1952; Decided May 17, 1954.

ABBOTT v. BURKE II
Argued September 25, 1989; Decided June 5, 1990. NOTE: Enter 119 N.J. 287 into the Citation search box and click on Search.
Off-Campus Link Restricted Access.

Rosenberg, Gerald N. "Constraints, Conditions, and the Courts," IN The Hollow Hope: Can Courts Bring About Social Change? Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1991, pp. 72-106. Electronic Reserves Off Campus Link Restricted Access.

Additional Resources

Brown vs. Board of Education
Overview, 'myths versus truths,' virtual exhibit, and research sources. From the Brown Foundation for Educational Equity, Excellence and Research.

Tatum, Gail. Brown v. Board of Education--Fifty Years
Partially annotated bibliography on Brown and its aftermath.

Orfield, Gary and Chungmei Lee. Brown at 50: King's Dream or Plessy's Nightmare?. Cambridge, Mass., The Civil Rights Project, Harvard University, January 2004.
Examines the decade of resegregation that began with the Supreme Court's 1991 Dowell decision, which authorized a return to neighborhood schools even if that would result in segregated schools.

"Segregation and Civil Rights
Brief audio clip of Justice Thurgood Marshall speaking in 1978 at Howard University Law School. From National Public Radio (NPR).

Abbott v Burke
Education Law Center site includes the texts of the Abbott IV - Abbott X decisions, a chronology, profiles of the New Jersey Abbott districts, news stories, etc.

Need books on related topics?

Check IRIS, the Rutgers Libraries online catalog.

To find other materials on Brown v. The Board of Education in IRIS, use the subject heading: Brown, Oliver, 1918 Trials, Litigation, etc.

To find other materials on Abbott v. Burke in IRIS, use the keywords: abbott and burke.

Other relevant subject heading searches you can try include:

The Rutgers-Newark Law Library will also have a lot of material on this topic; use the above strategies to search the Law Library Catalog.

More on finding books in IRIS.

Need some articles?

You will need to use a periodical index in order to identify relevant articles on your topic.

The primary database for educational research is ERIC:

Can't figure out how to get to the article? Show Me


Schooling and Politics

Readings for June 22

"Bureaucracy and Control in Education," IN Justice, Ideology and Education: An Introduction to the Social Foundations of Education. 4th edition. Edited by Edward Stevens, Jr. and George H. Wood. New York, McGraw Hill, 2002, Chapter 8, pp. 215-234. Electronic Reserves Off-Campus Link Restricted Access.

"Readings on the Politics of Schooling: The Centralization of Control," IN Justice, Ideology and Education: An Introduction to the Social Foundations of Education. 4th edition. Edited by Edward Stevens, Jr. and George H. Wood. New York, McGraw Hill, 2002, Chapter 9, pp. 235-293. Electronic Reserves Off-Campus Link Restricted Access.

Deasy, John E. "Moving From Oversight to Insight: One Community's Journey With its Superintendent," Phi Delta Kappan 82(1), September 2000, pp. 13-15.
Off-Campus Link Restricted Access.

Tirozzi, Gerald N. "The Artistry of Leadership: The Evolving Role of the Secondary School Principal," Phi Delta Kappan 82(6), February 2001, pp.434-439.
Off-Campus Link Restricted Access.

Other Resources

Selected Abstracts on Educational Governance.
Literature relating to the trends and issues in general, state, and local educational governance. From the Clearinghouse on Educational Policy and Management at the University of Oregon. The Clearinghouse also has sections on trends and issues in related areas such as "relationships with community," "role of the school leader," "school choice," and "social & economic context."

Need books on related topics?

Check IRIS, the Rutgers Libraries online catalog. Some relevant subject searches you can try include:

More on finding books in IRIS.

Need some articles?

You will need to use a periodical index in order to identify relevant articles on your topic.

The primary database for educational research is ERIC:

Can't figure out how to get to the article? Show Me


Social Foundations of Learning

Monroe, Walter Scott. Teaching-Learning Theory and Teacher Education, 1890 to 1950. Urbana, University of Illinois Press, 1952.
Dana Call Number: LA128 .M6

Vygotskii, Lev Semenovich. Mind in Society: The Development of Higher Psychological Processes. Edited by Michael Cole. Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1978.
Dana Call Number: BF311 .V93 1978

Vygotsky's Developmental Theory: An Introduction. San Luis Obispo, Calif., Davidson Films, 1994. [Video]
"Presents Lev Vygotsky's early childhood learning theories and demonstrates them in classrooms."
Dana Media Call Number: VIDEO 1725

Readings for June 27

John-Steiner, Vera and Holbrook Mahn. "Sociocultural Approaches to Learning and Development: A Vygotskian Framework," Educational Psychologist 31(3/4), Summer/Fall 1996, 191-206.
Off Campus LinkRestricted Access.

Rogoff, Barbara. "Observing Sociocultural Activity on Three Planes: Participatory Appropriation, Guided Participation, and Apprenticeship," IN James V. Wertsh, Pablo Del Rio, and Amerlia Alvarez (eds.), Sociocultural Studies of Mind. New York, Cambridge University Press, 1995, pp. 139-164. Electronic Reserves Off-Campus Link Restricted Access.

Other Resources

Lev Vygotsky Archive
Biographical information, links to Vygotsky works available online, and links to some articles about Vygotsky and his work. From www.marxists.org.

The Vygotsky Project
Online collection of articles, with annotations, about Vygotsky and his work. Includes Vygostsky's daughter Gita's reflection on His Life.

Need books on related topics?

Check IRIS, the Rutgers Libraries online catalog.

To find books by Vygotsky, at the "Basic Search" screen

To find books about Vygotsky, at the "Basic Search" screen

Other relevant subject searches you can try include:

More on finding books in IRIS.

Need some articles?

You will need to use a periodical index in order to identify relevant articles on your topic.

The primary database for educational research is ERIC:

Can't figure out how to get to the article? Show Me


Classrooms and Society

Readings for June 29

Rist, Ray C. "Student Social Class and Teacher Expectations: The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy in Ghetto Education," Harvard Educational Review 40(3), August 1970, 411-451. Electronic Reserves Off Campus Link Restricted Access.

Oakes, Jeannie and Amy Stuart Wells. "Detracking: The Social Construction of Ability, Cultural Politics, and Resistance to Reform," Teachers College Record 98(3), Spring 1997, 482-510.
Off Campus LinkRestricted Access.

Panofsky, Carolyn P. The Relations of Learning and Student Social Class: Toward "Re-"Socializing" Sociocultural Learning Theory
Draft of article published in Vygotsky's Educational Theory in Cultural Context. Edited by Alex Kozulin et al., New York, Cambridge University Press, 2003, pp. 411-431.

Need books on related topics?

Check IRIS, the Rutgers Libraries online catalog. Some relevant subject searches you can try include:

More on finding books in IRIS.

Need some articles?

You will need to use a periodical index in order to identify relevant articles on your topic.

The primary database fof educational research is ERIC:

Questions?
Natalie Borisovets (natalieb@andromeda.rutgers.edu)
John Cotton Dana Library
June 1, 2005
rev. 6/2/2005