Horace Mann: champion of public schools / Robert B. Downs.Material type: BookSeries: Twayne's great educators series: 1.Publisher: New York : Twayne Publishers, Copyright date: ©1974Description: 163 pages : portrait ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780805735444; 0805735445.Subject(s): Mann, Horace, 1796-1859 | Education -- Massachusetts -- HistoryAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Horace Mann: champion of public schools.DDC classification: 370/.92/4 | B
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Includes bibliographical references (page 159) and index.
Chronology -- Early years -- Massachusetts legislator -- Massachusetts schools : pre-Mann -- Teachers and teaching -- Preparation of teachers -- Books and libraries -- Education for health -- Sectarian snipings -- European pilgrimage -- The Boston schoolmasters' controversy -- The value of education -- Influence at home and abroad -- National statesman -- Antioch years -- Afterword.
Biography of one of America's great educators and an early and effective champion of public schools. In addition to serving as Secretary of the Massachusetts State Board of Education, Mann served in both the Massachusetts House of Representatives (1827 to 1833) and the Massachusetts Senate (1834 to 1837). Acknowledged by educational historians as the Father of the Common School movement, Mann argued that universal public education was the most efficient way to create a productive, disciplined citizenry.