Review of VanOverbeke's The standardization of American schooling: Linking secondary and higher education, 1870-1910

Benjamin A. Johnson
2010 Education Review  
In America at the turn of the 20 th century, the absence of central educative authority meant that education was shaped by numerous divergent forces. Little to no federal and state control of schools meant widespread institutional fragmentation. College admissions practices, for example, were not uniform, as institutions varied widely in their judgment of the value of high school curriculum, certificates (i.e., high school diplomas) and type of college entrance examinations. Secondary education
more » ... Secondary education generally complained that their graduates did not qualify for more colleges and universities. Marc VanOverbeke's The Standardization of American Schooling highlights this fragmentation and the emergence of a conjoining relationship between high schools and colleges Citation: Johnson, B. A. (2010, May 8). Review of The standardization of American schooling: Linking secondary and higher education, 1870-1910. http://dx.
doi:10.14507/er.v0.2378 fatcat:65nmuxazcrcd5iy2tiuuydrzxu