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Urban, Wayne J.

Overview
Works: 19 works in 85 publications in 2 languages and 3,945 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: LB2844.53.U6, 370.973
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Most widely held works by Wayne J Urban
American education : a history by Wayne J Urban( Book )

26 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a comprehensive history of American education from pre-colonial times to the present. Chronologically organized, it provides an objective overview of each major period in the development of American education, setting the discussion against the broader backdrop of national and world events
Why teachers organized by Wayne J Urban( Book )

6 editions published between 1982 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black scholar : Horace Mann Bond, 1904-1972 by Wayne J Urban( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Black Scholar, Wayne J. Urban chronicles the distinguished life and career of the historian, teacher, and university administrator Horace Mann Bond, illuminating not only the man and his accomplishments but also the many struggles that confronted those involved in black education during the middle decades of this century. A graduate of Lincoln University and the University of Chicago, Bond wrote six scholarly books and numerous articles and remained committed
Accountability in American education : a critique by Don T Martin( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than science and Sputnik : the National Defense Education Act of 1958 by Wayne J Urban( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""The National Defense Education Act broke a logjam of opposition to federal aid to elementary and secondary education in 1958. Many believe that the launch of the Soviet's Sputnik satellite enabled the bill's proponents to get it through Congress. But historians have pointed out that the scientific community's pressure for science and math education started long before Sputnik. Now Wayne Urban's exciting new book takes that argument a big step further. He argues that we must see this in the more general context of the agendas of politicians like Congressman Carl Elliott and Senator Lister Hill, white liberals from Alabama, to achieve federal education aid in any form, for whatever reason. They allied with President Eisenhower and the young Assistant Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, Elliott Richardson, to move the NDEA through Congress, each for his own reasons. Urban's assessment is loaded with fresh insights about the meaning and legacy of this act for the various players, including also the scientific community and the National Education Association. Bravo."--Carl Kaestle, Professor Emeritus of Education, History, and Public Policy at Brown University "Urban fills a critically important void in our scholarship on the history and development of federal education policy in this book. He has drawn upon his deep understanding of the history of federal legislation and national education policy development to chart the dramatic expansion of the federal role in education, and what it has meant, and what it still means for the issues and interests of today."--Stephen G. Katsinas, Director of the Education Policy Center, The University of Alabama "The passage of the National Defense Education Act broke the dam of a hundred years of federal inaction in American education; its passage was an essential precursor to the landmark legislation of the 1960s and transformed the federal role in education in America." --Mary Allen Jolley, Legislative Clerk to Rep. Carl Elliott, House of Representatives Subcommittee on Special Education, 1957-58 Sparked by dramatic Soviet achievements, particularly in nuclear technology and the development of the Sputnik space orbiter, the United States responded in the late 1950s with an extraordinary federal investment in education. Designed to overcome a perceived national failure to produce enough qualified scientists, engineers, and mathematicians to compete with the Communist bloc, the effort resulted in the National Defense Education Act of 1958 (NDEA). Representative Carl Elliott and Senator Lister Hill, both from Alabama, and Assistant Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare Elliot Richardson were the prime movers in shaping this landmark legislation. More Than Science and Sputnik analyzes the papers of the three leaders to describe the political process that established the NDEA. The book illustrates what the assumptions of th"--Jacket
Gender, race, and the National Education Association : professionalism and its limitations by Wayne J Urban( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teacher unions and education policy : retrenchment or reform?( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American public has increasingly heard that teacher unions and quality education are contradictory terms and that unions are responsible for the failure of public schools. Many critics of the unions would cheerfully channel public funds to largely nonunion private and parochial schools as free market alternatives. The present volume, edited by friends of the teacher unions and featuring contributions by prominent education scholars as well as union activists, has a far more positive perspective on the achievements and value of teacher unions and our public education system. The collection does not avoid critical examination of the teacher unions, however. Moreover, taken as a whole, it speaks to the need for continuing reform and renovation within the unions themselves, and it affirms a need for innovation and competition within public education as a way of enhancing its quality. Toward those ends, the volume first reviews the substantial contributions that teachers and their unions have made to the well being of their members and the education of students over more than a hundred years. It then explores collective bargaining as it affects reform and educational quality. It continues by examining the real-world outcomes of education in unionized environments; taking an inside look at a turn toward bipartisanship in the NEAs political and lobbying activities; and analyzing the unions recent record in shaping education legislation and policy. The book also examines teacher union activities in higher education; the innovative work of local reform unions; union support for education research and development; and the shape of a teacher unionism specifically organized to promote educational quality. The volume concludes by tracing the development and current activities of international education associations as defendersin both the developed and developing countriesof the teaching profession and of the rights of all children to a quality education. This book is no mere reverie on a heroic union past. It is instead an exploration of past and present as prologues to the manifold possibilities for enhancing the unions contributions to quality public education
Essays in twentieth-century southern education : exceptionalism and its limits by Wayne Urban( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive treatment of the defining issues (race, class, reform) regarding education in this century of the American South. The approaches range from broad based historical comparisons to analyses of select case studies
More than the facts : the Research Division of the National Education Association, 1922-1997 by Wayne J Urban( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leaders in the historical study of American education by Wayne J Urban( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume consists of twenty six autobiographical essays by leading historians of American education which document the enormous variety of paths taken to get into this field. A companion to earlier volumes on philosophy of education and curriculum studies, the historians in this volume reflect a wide variety of interests that underlay accomplishment in this scholarly field. They come from diverse backgrounds that have animated their scholarly careers in compelling ways. Readers in any variety of educational or historical study should learn from this volume how unplanned careers can still re
Teachers unions and education policy Retrenchment or reform? by Paul Wolman( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American public has increasingly heard that teacher unions and quality education are contradictory terms and that unions are responsible for the failure of public schools. This book reviews the substantial contributions that teachers and their unions have made to the well being of their members and the education of students
Black Scholar : Horace Mann Bond, 1904-72 by Wayne J Urban( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Towards a new left in education by Wayne J Urban( )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book and platform over anvil and hoe : Horace Mann Bond and the place of industrial education in the Black college curriculum by Wayne J Urban( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The illusion of educational reform in Georgia, 1985 by Wayne J Urban( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Wayne Urban discusses the Georgia Quality Education Act. This school reform legislation was passed by the Georgia Legislature in 1985. The author discusses two main points. The first is that the reform aspects in the bill are over rated. The second is that the bill represents a controversial approach to American education
The rise and fall of a college president : Horace Mann Bond and Lincoln University, 1945-1957 by Wayne J Urban( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Student leaders and their patterns of residence at the Ohio State University by Wayne J Urban( )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Educational reform New South style by Wayne J Urban( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Wayne Urban discusses curricular reforms in the Atlanta Public Schools in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including the opposition to these reforms. During that period, vocational courses were introduced but did not deliver a true vocational education
The black scholar and intelligence testing : the case of Horace Mann Bond by Wayne J Urban( )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Black scholar : Horace Mann Bond, 1904-1972More than science and Sputnik : the National Defense Education Act of 1958Gender, race, and the National Education Association : professionalism and its limitationsTeacher unions and education policy : retrenchment or reform?Essays in twentieth-century southern education : exceptionalism and its limitsMore than the facts : the Research Division of the National Education Association, 1922-1997Teachers unions and education policy Retrenchment or reform?