Making of an American High School: The Credentials Market and the Central High School of Philadelphia, 1838-1939 (Revised)

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Making of an American High School: The Credentials Market and the Central High School of Philadelphia, 1838-1939 (Revised)
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This prize-winning book analyzes the origins and development of the first public high school in Philadelphia, which became a model for secondary schools elsewhere. Using Central High School as a case study, Labaree argues that the American public high school is the product of the struggle between egalitarianism and meritocracy that is endemic to a democratic society. Winner of the History of Education Society's Outstanding Book Award and co-winner of the American Educational Research Association's Outstanding Book Award.
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9780300054699
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Paperback
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February 1, 1992