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Vinovskis, Maris A. 1943-

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Works: 80 works in 254 publications in 1 language and 15,355 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: E468.9, 973.7
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Most widely held works about Maris A Vinovskis
 
Most widely held works by Maris A Vinovskis
Toward a social history of the American Civil War : exploratory essays by Maris A Vinovskis( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 790 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
Family and population in nineteenth-century America by Tamara K Hareven( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in English and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 736 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
An "epidemic" of adolescent pregnancy? : some historical and policy considerations by Maris A Vinovskis( Book )

17 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adolescent pregnancy (ap) is explored from historical and policy perspectives. The "epidemic" of ap, with 4 out of every 10 teenage girls becoming pregnant, is typically portrayed as a recent and unprecedented problem that requires massive federal intervention, but the problem is not new. Chapter 1 analyzes adolescent sexuality, ap, and childbearing in early America, when Americans paid little attention to such issues because they occurred relatively infrequently compared to the current situation, even though rates of ap and childbearing peaked in the late 1950s. Chapters 2 and 3 review policies addressing ap, and trace the origins and development of the Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Programs. Chapter 4 discusses the historical controversy over parental notification of the distribution of contraceptives to teenagers. Chapter 5 discusses the impact of a parental notification requirement from a social science viewpoint. Chapter 6 considers the role of young fathers. Chapter 7 critiques major evaluations of care programs for pregnant teens and adolescent mothers. Chapter 8 reviews the problems and suggests solutions. Neither ap nor early childbearing is a recent epidemic, unprecedented in U.S. history. Early sexual activity, ap, abortion, and teenage childbearing will continue unless the history of the problem and the efficacy of attempts to solve it are carefully studied. Included are 12 figures and 278 references. (Sld)
The birth of Head Start : preschool education policies in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations by Maris A Vinovskis( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 703 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
The Law and politics of abortion( Book )

9 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published between 1930 and 2009 in English and held by 536 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
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 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education, society, and economic opportunity : a historical perspective on persistent issues by Maris A Vinovskis( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 511 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 survival equation: man, resources, and his environment by Roger Revelle( Book )

5 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in American historical demography by Maris A Vinovskis( Book )

13 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and held by 462 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
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 406 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

History and educational policymaking by Maris A Vinovskis( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 402 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
Fertility in Massachusetts from the Revolution to the Civil War by Maris A Vinovskis( Book )

9 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social science and policy-making : a search for relevance in the twentieth century by David L Featherman( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 272 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
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 250 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 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overseeing the nation's report card : the creation and evolution of the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB) : paper by Maris A Vinovskis( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper describes the creation of the National Assessment Governing Board (nagb) in 1998 and examines the background characteristics of the Board members and their attendance at nagb meetings. The staffing and financing of the nagb and the relationship between the agency and the National Center for Education Statistics is also considered. The paper also explores two of the major issues addressed by the nagb: the reporting of state-level National Assessment of Educational Progress (naep) data and the setting of student performance standards. The paper concludes with some observations about nagb development and its functioning during the past 10 years and some recommendations for improvements. The nagb and the naep have played an important role in telling how well U.S. children are doing in school and defining what expectations for them should be. The next step is to provide the effective education that students need to reach the goals set out for them. Perfecting the operation of the nagb and the naep without addressing the need for better research and development in the areas of school improvement models and classroom practices makes little sense. (Contains 335 endnotes.) (Sld)
The road to Charlottesville : the 1989 education summit by Maris A Vinovskis( Book )

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

 
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Toward a social history of the American Civil War : exploratory essays
Alternative Names
Maris Vinovskis Amerikaans historicus

Vinovskis, M. A.

Vinovskis, Maris

Vinovskis, Māris 1943-

Vinovskis, Maris A. 1943-

Vinovskis, Maris Arved 1943-

Vinovskis, Māris Arveds 1943-

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From A nation at risk to No Child Left Behind : national education goals and the creation of federal education policyAn "epidemic" of adolescent pregnancy? : some historical and policy considerationsThe birth of Head Start : preschool education policies in the Kennedy and Johnson administrationsEducation and social change in nineteenth-century MassachusettsThe origins of public high schools : a reexamination of the Beverly High School controversyEducation, society, and economic opportunity : a historical perspective on persistent issuesHistory and educational policymakingSocial science and policy-making : a search for relevance in the twentieth centuryRevitalizing federal education research and development : improving the R & D centers, regional educational laboratories, and the "new" OERI