School's in: The History of Summer Education in American Public Schools
Why is summer a time of leisure or work rather than schooling for most students in the United States today? Kenneth Gold offers a fascinating and complex account of the history of summer education that rejects the pervasive myth that summer vacation is a natural vestige of agrarian America and highlights an historic tension over the presence and absence of summer education...more
Paperback, 315 pages
Published April 3rd 2002 by Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften
(first published March 2002)
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A useful book about the history of summer education in the U.S. I read it for my thesis and it was extremely helpful. My only criticism is that the author stops short, and only gives a brief overview of summer education after 1930. Dry at some points but well-organized, thoughtful, and thorough, I am much indebted to Kenneth Gold for his immense contribution to my senior thesis.