Über den Autor
Charles L. Glenn is Professor and Chairman of Educational Leadership and Development at the School of Education, Boston University. He is the author of nine books including The Myth of the Common School and Educational Freedom in Eastern Europe. From 1970 to 1991 Professor Glenn served as director of urban education and equity efforts for the Massachusetts Department of Education, and he has served as a consultant to the Russian and Chinese education authorities, as well as to states and major cities across the United States.
Introduction; 1. Background; 2. The Enlightenment and Romantic Nationalism; 3. The State Takes Charge; 4. Schooling Becomes Controversial; 5. Consolidation of State Control 1880-1930; 6. The Civil Society Alternative; 7. Totalitarian Schooling; 8. The State and Schooling in Germany and Austria since WW; II; 9. Civil Society since World War II; References; Index.
Through a historical studyof two very different pairs of European countries, Glenn illuminatesthe debate surroundingeducational freedom and a State-controlled model.