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Vinovskis, Maris A. 1943-

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Works: 80 works in 274 publications in 1 language and 16,195 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works about Maris A Vinovskis
 
Most widely held works by Maris A Vinovskis
The birth of Head Start : preschool education policies in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations by Maris A Vinovskis( )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 2,341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thorough and incisive book will be essential for policymakers and legislators interested in prekindergarten education, and it will inform future discussions on early intervention services for disadvantaged children."--Jacket
An "epidemic" of adolescent pregnancy? : some historical and policy considerations by Maris A Vinovskis( )

15 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 2,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In classrooms and in living rooms, in research institutions and on Capitol Hill, teenage pregnancy is one of the most controversial public issues of our day. Yet after all the investigation and government effort, what is really known about the problem of adolescent pregnancy and how to dealwith it? And what is the role of the social scientist and historian in a public issue of this kind? In this study, Maris Vinovskis--a prominent demographic historian and a participant in both Carter's and Reagan's Presidential initiatives on teenage pregnancy--sets these questions within ahistorical frame
Social science and policy-making : a search for relevance in the twentieth century by David L Featherman( )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 1,519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays examines how the social sciences in America were developed as a means of social reform and later, especially after World War II, as a tool in federal policymaking and policy analysis. It also uses arenas of policymaking, such as early childhood education and welfare and its reform, as case studies in which social research was used, in policy decisions or in setting and evaluating policy goals. The book is written to aid students of public policy to appreciate the complex relationship of information--principally, of social science research--to policymaking at the federal level. David L. Featherman is Professor of Sociology and Psychology, Director and Senior Research Scientist, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan. Maris A. Vinovskis is Bentley Professor of History, Senior Research Scientist, Institute for Social Research, Faculty member, School of Public Policy, University of Michigan
History and educational policymaking by Maris A Vinovskis( )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 1,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book an eminent scholar and policymaker analyzes the lessons that history can teach those who wish to reform the American educational system."--Jacket
Family and population in nineteenth-century America by Tamara K Hareven( Book )

14 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in English and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume is the result of an advanced seminar on the family in the process of urbanization which was organized by Tamara K. Hareven under the sponsorship of the Mathematics Social Science Board of the National Science Foundation. This seminar was held at Williams College in July 1974."--Pref
Toward a social history of the American Civil War : exploratory essays by Maris A Vinovskis( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Civil War has been the subject of thousands of books and articles, but only a small fraction of this literature examines the impact of the war on society and on the lives of the participants. This volume of essays, which focuses on the North, is intended as an initial reconnaissance by social historians into the study of the Civil War. The first essay, 'Have Social Historians Lost the Civil War?' places the war in the broader context of other American wars by comparing casualty rates. The essay also examines rates of enlistment for the North and the South, and the significance of pensions for Union soldiers and their windows. Subsequent essays look at the support for the war in small towns; the influence of nineteenth-century values and culture on Union soldiers; the nature and role of large-scale relief efforts for soldiers in Philadelphia; and the impact of the war on the politics of Chicago. The final two essays discuss the continuing importance of the war for its survivors: one by looking at those who joined the major national organization of Union veterans; and the other by studying the impact of the Civil War on Union widows in three Northern towns. Taken together, the essays demonstrate the need for historians to rediscover the impact of the Civil War on nineteenth-century society
Learning from the past : what history teaches us about school reform by Diane Ravitch( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflecting a variety of intellectual and disciplinary orientations, this volume examines major changes in educational development and reform and considers how such changes have been implemented in the past. The material addresses questions of governance, equity and multiculturalism, curriculum standards, school choice. The book has four parts. Part 1, "Changes in Education over Time," contains the following articles: "Assimilation, Adjustment, and Access: An Antiquarian View of American Education" (Patricia Albjerg Graham); "Who's in Charge? Federal, State, and Local Control" (Michael W. Kirst; "Attitudes, Choices, and Behavior: School Delivery of Health and Social Services." (Michael W. Sedlak). Included in part 2, "Equity, and Multiculturalism," are: "Changing Conceptions of Educational Equity" (David L. Kirp); "Ethnic Diversity and National Identity in Public School Texts" (Reed Ueda); and "American History Reconsidered: Asking New Questions about the Past" (Gary B. Nash). The articles in part three, "Recent Strategies for Reforming the Schools," are: "The Search for Order and the Rejection of Conformity: Standards in American Education" (Diane Ravitch); "Reinventing Schooling" (David Tyack); and "The New Politics of Choice" (Paul E. Peterson). Part 4, "The Six National Goals," contains the following: "School Readiness and Early Childhood Education" (Maris A. Vinovskis); "School Leaving: Dead End or Detour?" (Joseph F. Kett); "Rhetoric and Reality: The High School Curriculum" (David Angus and Jeffrey Mirel); "Literate America: High-Level Adult Literacy as a National Goal" (Carl F. Kaestle); and "'Reefer Madness' and 'a Clockwork Orange'" (William J. Reese). (Rjc)
From a nation at risk to No Child Left Behind : national education goals and the creation of federal education policy by Maris A Vinovskis( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Distinguished historian and policy analyst Maris Vinovskis examines federal K-12 education policies, beginning with the publication of A Nation at Risk and focusing on the National Education Goals, America 2000, Goals 2000, and No Child Left Behind. In addition to discussing key policy debates, he also addresses the practical aspects of implementing and evaluating school and classroom reforms, drawing on his unique experiences working in the Department of Education during both the George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton administrations"--Back cover
Education, society, and economic opportunity : a historical perspective on persistent issues by Maris A Vinovskis( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maris Vinovskis critically reviews and integrates recent work in educational history and provides new research on neglected topics. He discusses such issues as: the gradual shift from the family to the public schools in the responsibility for educating the young; the rise and fall of infant schools between 1840 and 1860; the crisis in the teaching of morality in the public schools of the mid-nineteenth century; early efforts to provide schooling for impoverished children; and the evolution of the belief that education improves individual economic and social mobility. He also studies school attendance and discovers that a much higher percentage of children may have attended public high schools in the nineteenth century than has been assumed, investigates when the practice of placing children in grades according to their age became widespread, and assesses whether different age groups in previous eras varied in their support for schooling - as they seem to be doing now
The Law and politics of abortion( Book )

10 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education and social change in nineteenth-century Massachusetts by Carl F Kaestle( Book )

21 editions published between 1930 and 2009 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This important contribution to scholarship in social science history examines the development of public education in nineteenth-century Massachusetts. Until the 1950s educational historians emphasized the relationship of schooling to the political system and the development of a common American culture. In recent years a social history perspective has emerged that stresses the socioeconomic influences that tie education to other institutions and processes in society rather than to political ideals. Carl Kaestle's and Maris Vinovskis's study is firmly grounded in this newer perspective. However, their work questions the adequacy of any single-factor explanation of the broad educational changes that occurred during this period - whether it be the emergence of factory production or the broader concept of modernization. They argue that these educational changes were the result of the complex interaction of cultural, demographic and economic variables operating in varying ways in different communities over time. Ethnicity, religion, urban status, the occupational structure, income distribution and wealth of the community all emerge as significant factors in this interaction
Studies in American historical demography by Maris A Vinovskis( Book )

13 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in American Historical Demography is a collection of the best studies in American historical demography. The book discusses some methodological and conceptual considerations in the trends in American historical demography; the demographic history of colonial New England; and the marital migration in Essex County, Massachusetts, in the colonial and early federal periods. The text also describes the historical trends in parental power and marriage patterns in Hingham, Massachusetts; the use of demographic data that are, or may be, retrieved from colonial New England gravestones; and the
The origins of public high schools : a reexamination of the Beverly High School controversy by Maris A Vinovskis( Book )

9 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The survival equation: man, resources, and his environment by Roger Revelle( Book )

6 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Changing federal strategies for supporting educational research, development, and statistics by Maris A Vinovskis( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1994 reauthorization of the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (oeri) introduced significant changes in the structure of federal support for educational research, development, and statistics. After more than 3.5 years of experience with these changes, it is time to assess the results of the new approach. Rather than looking only at recent developments at oeri, this essay tries to provide a broad chronological re-examination of federal strategies for supporting educational research, development, and statistics. By placing the recent changes at oeri in a historical context, it becomes possible to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the current reorganization as well as to discover the insights and guidance past experiences may provide. The discussion concentrates on the period after 1960 and focuses heavily on the experiences of the National Institute for Education and oeri. The following chapters are included: (1) "Federal Educational Research and Statistics before World War ii"; (2) "Expanding Federal Educational Research in the 1950s"; (3) "Educational Research and the Great Society"; (4) "Creation and Evolution of the National Institute of Education"; (5) "The Reagan Administration and the Challenge to Federal Involvement in Educational Research and Development"; (6) "Changes during the Bush Administration"; (7) "The 'New' oeri"; and (8) "Concluding Observations." Three appendixes contain responses to this report from the Government and Professional Liaison Committee of the American Educational Research Association, the Organization of Research Centers, and the National Research Center for Improving Student Learning an Achievement in Mathematics and Science. (Contains 205 endnotes.) (Sld)
Religion, family, and the life course : explorations in the social history of early America by Gerald F Moran( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Religion, Family, and the Life Course explores the social history of early American religion through various stages of human life: childhood, adolescence, marriage, and death. In seven essays, Gerald Moran and Maris Vinovskis explore the Puritan family and religion; religious renewal, Puritan tribalism, and the family in seventeenth-century Milford, Connecticut; women and the church in seventeenth-century New England; early childhood in Puritan New England; children at risk in early modern England, colonial America, and nineteenth-century America; changes in the status of elderly ministers in colonial America; and death in early America. By addressing the centrality of the family to the study of religion, and by focusing on the relationship of religion to society, the authors provide a unique glimpse of early American culture."--BOOK JACKET. "Religion, Family, and the Life Course will be of interest to a wide variety of readers, including those in religious studies, family studies, education, history, and death and dying."--BOOK JACKET
Fertility in Massachusetts from the Revolution to the Civil War by Maris A Vinovskis( Book )

10 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The road to Charlottesville : the 1989 education summit by Maris A Vinovskis( )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revitalizing federal education research and development : improving the R & D centers, regional educational laboratories, and the "new" OERI by Maris A Vinovskis( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The author uses his research from the past decade to argue how the American public school system needs to gain functional reform in order for change to occur that will enable the research institutions to conduct more effective research for policymakers."--Jacket
Demographic history and the world population crisis by Maris A Vinovskis( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The birth of Head Start : preschool education policies in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations
Alternative Names
Maris A. Vinovskis historien américain

Maris Vinovskis Amerikaans historicus

Vinovskis, M. A.

Vinovskis, Maris

Vinovskis, Māris 1943-

Vinovskis, Maris A.

Vinovskis, Maris A. 1943-

Vinovskis, Maris Arved 1943-

Vinovskis, Māris Arveds 1943-

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An "epidemic" of adolescent pregnancy? : some historical and policy considerationsSocial science and policy-making : a search for relevance in the twentieth centuryHistory and educational policymakingToward a social history of the American Civil War : exploratory essaysLearning from the past : what history teaches us about school reformFrom a nation at risk to No Child Left Behind : national education goals and the creation of federal education policyEducation, society, and economic opportunity : a historical perspective on persistent issuesEducation and social change in nineteenth-century Massachusetts