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United States History

2012

University of Pennsylvania

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The Roots Of Educational Inequality: Germantown High School, 1907-2011, Erika M. Kitzmiller Jan 2012

The Roots Of Educational Inequality: Germantown High School, 1907-2011, Erika M. Kitzmiller

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The Roots of Educational Inequality: Germantown High School, 1907 - 2011

Erika M. Kitzmiller

Dr. Michael B. Katz (History)

Dr. Stanton E.F. Wortham (Education)

This study, The Roots of Educational Inequality, examines the political, economic, and social factors that led to the transformation of Germantown High School and its urban community throughout the twentieth century. This longitudinal study, accomplished through a careful analysis of daily events rather than sampling key turning points, maximizes the benefits of a case study approach by connecting local conditions to the larger transformation of urban schools, urban communities, and the social welfare state. Using a ...