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The Making of an American High School The Credentials Market and Central High School of Philadelphia, 1838-1939 cover
  • ISBN: 9780300054699
  • ISBN10: 0300054696

The Making of an American High School The Credentials Market and Central High School of Philadelphia, 1838-1939

by David F. Labaree

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
  • Publish date: 02/01/1992
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This prize-winning book analyzes the origins and development of Central High School, the first public high school in Philadelphia and a model for secondary schools elsewhere. Using Central as a case study, David F. Labaree argues that the American public high school is the product of the struggle between egalitarianism and meritocracy that is endemic to a democratic society.
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