Type of Document Dissertation Author Berk, Paul William Author's Email Address firstname.lastname@example.org URN etd-11142005-155137 Title “Dogmas Accepted as Divine": The Impact of Progressive Reforms in Florida's Public Schools Degree Doctor of Philosophy Department History, Department of Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Neil Jumonville Committee Chair James P. Jones Committee Member Maxine D. Jones Committee Member Rodney D. Anderson Committee Member Keywords
- Progressive Era
- Vocational Education
Date of Defense 2005-08-09 Availability unrestricted AbstractThe difficulties inherent in transferring control of educational responsibilities to the
state and the antipathy it created within Florida have not been fully explored in previous
scholarship, and a study of the drive toward centralization, replete with race and class
issues, provides insight into both the nature of progressivism and education in Florida.
This study serves to address that missing scholarship. This project examines the course
of Progressive Era reforms in statewide education in Florida’s primary and secondary
schools (that is, first through twelfth grades). Specifically, it focuses on both the
theories behind reforms as well as the application of those theories. Included in this is
an examination of the impact of race and class on proposed and implemented reforms.
Special attention is paid to vocational education.
Filename Size Approximate Download Time (Hours:Minutes:Seconds)
28.8 Modem 56K Modem ISDN (64 Kb) ISDN (128 Kb) Higher-speed Access BerkPDissertation.pdf 774.85 Kb 00:03:35 00:01:50 00:01:36 00:00:48 00:00:04