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Equality of educational opportunity and knowledgeable human capital : from the Cold War and Sputnik to the global economy and No Child Left Behind

Publication Type:

Book

Source:

Information Age Pub., Charlotte, NC, p.175 (2009)

Call Number:

Cubb LC213.2 .J6 2009

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/8442699

Keywords:

Education--Economic aspects--United States, Educational equalization--United States, Human capital--United States

Abstract:

Contents: Public education and the production of knowledgeable human capital -- The affluent society, the cold war, and the global economy -- Postwar expansion of public education and postwar education critics -- Equality of educational opportunity: the ideal and the reality -- Education for the nation's defense -- Equality of educational opportunity: the Coleman report -- From a nation at risk to no child left behind.