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Lazerson, Marvin

Overview
Works: 27 works in 126 publications in 4 languages and 7,353 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker
Classifications: HQ536, 370.973
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Most widely held works by Marvin Lazerson
Broken promises : how Americans fail their children by W. Norton Grubb( Book )

11 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The education gospel : the economic power of schooling by W. Norton Grubb( Book )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this history of "the gospel of education," W. Norton Grubb and Marvin Lazerson reveal the allure, and the fallacy, of a longstanding American faith: that more schooling for more people is the remedy for all our social and economic problems and the central purpose of education is preparation for the workplace."--Jacket
An Education of value : the purposes and practices of schools by Marvin Lazerson( Book )

16 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Education of Value is about the problems involved in reforming American schools - in the past and in the decades to come. The authors consider the historical, political, and philosophical tensions between the perennial twin goals of American education: equality and excellence. They discuss the necessary preconditions for enduring progress: enhancing the conditions of teaching, improving the education and re-education of teachers, rethinking the curriculum, developing learning through the use of computers, and strengthening the leadership of schools. The issues raised in this book concern every modern society, and the authors' ideas will challenge a wide audience
The public schools( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume is a collection of essays by leading scholars and educators that address the major challenges facing public education and suggest changes to keep the institution vital to the maintenance of an informed citizenry. Each chapter explores the ways in which the public schools are linked to the preparation of citizens, debates the concerns and disagreements, and proposes the possibilities for improvement. These proposals include recommendations that more schools make institutional commitments to civic participation in order to produce more civic-minded individuals. Further, international public school systems are analyzed, and some of their methods are considered for adoption into the American model."--Jacket
Origins of the urban school; public education in Massachusetts, 1870-1915 by Marvin Lazerson( Book )

15 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and German and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical note: LazersonMarvin: Marvin Lazerson is the Howard P. and Judith R. Berkowitz Professor at the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania
American education and vocationalism: a documentary history, 1870-1970 by Marvin Lazerson( Book )

17 editions published between 1974 and 1997 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The editors have chosen 21 selections which illustrate the development of industrial and trade education, believing this aspect of vocationalism in education to be the primary concern of the vocational education movement during its most important phase, the years from 1900 to 1917. While vocationalism has changed since 1917, most of what has happened can be best understood as a reworking and consolidation of themes and practices established during the earlier period. From this perspective, the editors provide a 56-page introduction to the volume in which they show how the documents chosen for inclusion reflect the turn-of-the-century approaches to vocational education and how they reveal the extent to which American education had accepted the ethics of the emerging corporate order. The document selected include papers, speeches, excerpts from longer works, and reports of committees from industry and/or education associations. Most of the publications were issued between 1878 and 1913. However, excerpts from the Russell Report (1938), the Commission on Life Adjustment Education of Youth Report (1951), a paper by James B. Conant (1961), the Advisory Council on Vocational Education Report (1968), and an interview with Sidney P. Marland (1971) are included. (Author/AG)
American education in the twentieth century : a documentary history( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Higher education and the American dream : success and its discontents by Marvin Lazerson( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Has higher education become too successful? Are the expectations for higher education too grandiose? Lazerson discusses both the problems and the accomplishment of American universities with equal care. The book delivers a penetrating, nuanced account of American universities in the twenty-first century. Tackles topics that range from the rise of the managerial class to the failed attempts to reform practice in the classroom
What makes a revolution : teaching and learning in higher education, 1980-2000 by Marvin Lazerson( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report examines the potential revolution in U.S. higher education public policies that require improved student learning. This revolution includes numerous teaching innovations activities that were initiated and sustained by external pressures and politically astute reformers. The report notes the criticism of U.S. elementary and secondary education and discusses how that criticism has spilled over into higher education. It examines reports which present the view that higher education is in deep need of reform. Faced with externally driven assessment and accountability movements, reformers have contended that the way to protect institutional autonomy from encroachment by external agencies is to focus on the importance of teaching and learning. Brief excerpts are presented from six voices of reform (Alexander Astin; Derek Bok and Richard Light; Ernest L. Boyer; K. Patricia Cross; and Lee Shulman) that highlight their vision of how to improve teaching and learning. Understanding that the assessment movement began as a drive for accountability at the national and state levels, rather than as local campus initiatives to improve teaching and learning, the paper offers insights on why major reform efforts were framed as demands that colleges and universities show better performance. The report concludes by examining the dilemmas that educational reformers face. (Contains 42 references.) (Sm)
Discontent in the field of dreams : American higher education, 1945-1990 by Marvin Lazerson( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper reviews the history of higher education since 1945, emphasizing its rapid growth in a changing American culture which has demanded greater access to higher education. Following an introduction, part 1 focuses on the period from 1945 to 1970, characterized by explosive. It discusses veterans and equality of opportunity after the war, influences of the pre-war period, and the reasons for increased demand for higher education. Part 2 considers the period from 1970 to 1990, seen as a time of increasing stresses in higher education, including a trend toward questioning the worth of college, decreases in the proportions of entering students completing a degree, and a "price-income squeeze" experienced by institutions. Part 3 addresses trends in learning and the organization of knowledge over the entire period 1945-90. These trends include the separation of science and morality, the triumph of research and methodology, the growth of economics as a discipline, and major changes in the discipline of philosophy. The paper concludes by discussing some current issues in the ongoing learning conversation between faculty and students, such as the increasing intrusion of values into scholarship, the growth of ethnographic research, and interdisciplinary research and teaching. (Contains 62 references.) (Db)
The university in the 21st century : teaching the new enlightenment at the dawn of the digital age by Yehuda Elkana( Book )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume addresses the broad spectrum of challenges confronting the university of the 21st century. Elkana and Klöpper place special emphasis on the questions regarding the very idea and purposes of universities, especially as viewed through curriculum-what is taught-and pedagogy-how it is taught. The ideas recommended here for reform concern especially undergraduate or Bachelor degree programs in all areas of study, from the humanities and social sciences to the natural sciences, the technical fields, law, medicine, and other professions. The core thesis of this book rests on the emergence
The university in the twenty-first century : teaching the new enlightenment in the digital age by Yehuda Elkana( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Higher education and the american dream : success and its discontent by Marvin Lazerson( )

in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Marvin Lazerson's new book is exactly what is needed: a readable, cogent explanation of how the U.S. can have the best system of higher education in the world, but also a system that seems to be coming apart at the seams." -Susan Fuhrman, President Teachers College, Columbia University, President of the National Academy of Education "In prose remarkable for its clarity and analysis remarkable for its fair-mindedness, this volume delivers a penetrating, nuanced account of American universities in the twenty-first century. Blessedly without rant or cant, the book tackles topics that range from the rise of the managerial class to the failed attempts to reform practice in the classroom. It's a smart provocation-a must-read for anyone who cares about where our universities are heading." -David L. Kirp, Professor at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and author of Shakespeare, Einstein, and the Bottom Line: The Marketing of Higher Education "Professor Lazerson gives an insightful account of American higher education based on years of study and first-hand experience. He discusses both the problems and the accomplishment of our universities with equal care and thus, succeeds in providing a useful and illuminating analysis." -Derek Bok, Harvard University, President-emeritus "Marvin Lazerson's magnificent book is not only comprehensive, but it is written from an all-embracing point of view: seeing higher education in America as an expression of the American Dream. This book should be on the reading list of all who want to understand America's actions, role and image in the world today, with and equal emphasis on their successes and the discontents they create." -Yehuda Elkana, Rector and President-emeritus, Central European University
Per una istruzione di valore : obiettivi ed attività della scuola( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urban reform and the schools; kindergartens in Massachusetts, 1870-1915 by Marvin Lazerson( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social reform and early childhood education : some historical perspectives by Marvin Lazerson( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The burden of urban education: public schools in Massachusetts, 1870-1915 by Marvin Lazerson( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confronted by a rapidly changing urban-industrial society, Massachusetts educators undertook reforms between 1870 and 1915 to make the public school a more relevant institution. Kindergarten, manual training, vocational education, evening schools, and citizenship education represented answers to problems arising from industrialism and urbanism. Educators and social reformers looked to the schools for the preservation of established moral and social values, but the schools could not reshape the urban environment. As a result, the problems of city life remained. Massachusetts schools turned from effecting broad social reforms to preparing children to fulfill economic functions; vocational education replaced manual training as preparation for the real world. (Hard copy may be of poor quality because of marginal legibility). (Ra)
Educational testing and social policy by Marvin Lazerson( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The historical antecedents of early childhood education by Marvin Lazerson( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education and the corporate order by Marvin Lazerson( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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