Learning to Forget

Learning to Forget

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This book offers an insightful view of the complex relations between home and school in the working-class immigrant Italian community of New Haven, Connecticut. Through the lenses of history, sociology, and education, Learning to Forget presents a highly readable account of cross-generational experiences during the period from 1870 to 1940, chronicling one generationa€™s suspicions toward public education and anothera€™s need to assimilate. Through careful research Lassonde finds that not all working class parents were enthusiastic supporters of education. Not only did the time and energy spent in school restrict childrena€™s potential financial contributions to the family, but attitudes that children encountered in school often ran counter to the familya€™s traditional values. Legally mandated education and child labor laws eventually resolved these conflicts, but not without considerable reluctance and resistance.... 2217/42; marriage and courtship customs, 104-21 contraceptives, 86 corporal punishment, 54, 104, 2187*3 courtship, 104, ... 157, 2477*6 Cremin, Lawrence, 10, 2007*25 crime, 37 Cunningham, Hugh, 39, 41 curriculum, school, 127, 147, 154, ... 2517/40, 2557*98; comprehensive, 156-57, 167-68; gender issues, 162, 163, 170, 176, 178-79, 183-85; manual skills, ... 232-38; competition, 113; shift from aquot;callingaquot; to, 115-16 Davenport Avenue, 129 debt, 49-50 Dillingham Report, 57-58, anbsp;...

Title:Learning to Forget
Author:Stephen Lassonde
Publisher:Yale University Press - 2007-07-30


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