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Author Steele, Kyle P., author.

Title Making a mass institution : Indianapolis and the American high school / Kyle P. Steele.

Publication Info. New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, 2020.

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Description 1 online resource.
text file
Physical Medium polychrome
Series New directions in the history of education
New directions in the history of education.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Shortridge, then Manual, then Arsenal : Indianapolis defines and develops a high school system, 1890-1919 -- Forced segregation and the creation of Crispus Attucks High School, 1919-1929 -- The high school moves to the center of the American adolescent experience, 1929-1941 -- An end to de jure school segregation, Crispus Attucks basketball success, and the limits of racial equality, 1941-1955 -- "Life adjustment" education, suburbanization, unigov, and an unjust system by a new nName, 1955-1971 -- Conclusion.
Summary "Making a Mass Institution describes how Indianapolis, Indiana created a divided and unjust system of high schools over the course of the twentieth century, one that effectively sorted students geographically, economically, and racially. Like most U.S. cities, Indianapolis began its secondary system with a singular, decidedly academic high school, but ended the 1960s with multiple high schools with numerous paths to graduation. Some of the schools were academic, others vocational, and others still for what was eventually called "life adjustment." This system mirrored the multiple forces of mass society that surrounded it, as it became more bureaucratic, more focused on identifying and organizing students based on perceived abilities, and more anxious about teaching conformity to middle-class values. By highlighting the experiences of the students themselves and the formation of a distinct, school-centered youth culture, Kyle P. Steele argues that high school, as it evolved into a mass institution, was never fully the domain of policy elites, school boards and administrators, or students, but a complicated and ever-changing contested meeting place of all three"-- Provided by publisher
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Language In English.
Subject Education, Secondary -- Indiana -- Indianapolis -- History -- 20th century.
Education, Secondary.
Indiana -- Indianapolis.
Chronological Term 20th century
Subject High schools -- Indiana -- Indianapolis -- History -- 20th century.
High schools.
Segregation in education -- Indiana -- Indianapolis -- History -- 20th century.
Segregation in education.
Indianapolis (Ind.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Steele, Kyle P. Making a mass institution. New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, 2020 9781978814394 (DLC) 2019042540 (OCoLC)1125092418
ISBN 9781978814417 (electronic book)
1978814410 (electronic book)
Standard No. 10.36019/9781978814431