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Avenues to Adulthood: The Origins of High School and Social Mobility In An American Suburb (Signed 1st Edition)

Ueda, Reed

Published by Cambridge University Press, 1987
ISBN 10: 0521327709 / ISBN 13: 9780521327701
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Title: Avenues to Adulthood: The Origins of High ...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Beautiful *SIGNED* first edition of this important study of the development of the high school and the high school's impact on the social mobility of poor and immigrant families in early 20th-century America. Inscribed and signed (first name only) by the author on the first endpage, otherwise spotless inside and out. No bumped corners or signs of wear. Green cloth over boards is very bright. Dust jacket is not price-clipped and has no chips or tears, but does have slight shelf wear and tanning of white portions. Will be bubble-wrapped to protect its corners and shipped in a sturdy box. Bookseller Inventory # ABH448

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Synopsis: American educators have hailed the public high school as the ultimate guarantor of equal opportunity in a modern educational system. Avenues to Adulthood assesses how the high school played this role. Professor Ueda's book discusses the reasons for the modernisation of the high school at the turn of the twentieth century, the kinds of opportunities the high school offered and the way in which it became a focus of civic life that reshaped the American sense of community and generation. To the extent that a small share of poor immigrant children gained access to the high school and received its advantages, that institution counteracted the disadvantages of inherited social status. Academics, interscholastic sports and journalism turned the high school into a focal point of civic pride. Ultimately by supplying educational advantages that affected adult career patterns, the high school was a powerful force in reshuffling the social elites of the early twentieth-century city.

Book Description: American educators have hailed the public high school as the ultimate guarantor of equal opportunity in a modern educational system. Professor Ueda's book discusses the reasons for the modernisation of the high school at the turn of the twentieth century, the kinds of opportunities the high school offered and the way in which it became a focus of civic life that reshaped the American sense of community and generation.

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