Object Lessons: How Nineteenth-Century Americans Learned to Make Sense of the Material World (Hardback)Sarah Anne Carter (author)
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Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 488 g
Dimensions: 242 x 163 x 18 mm
This is a short, persuasive book important for education historians and all historians interested in the turn to material culture of the early twentieth century. * Sally Gregory Kohlstedt, University of Minnesota, American Historical Review *
Carter's work is most nuanced when it addresses the complications of race, class, and gender in the conceptualizations and goals of the "object lessons" and how their practitioners perceived their efforts. When she teases out the intentionality underlying the pedagogy of teaching with and through objects, Carter shows how people can learn from objects and how this pedagogy was used in past centuries to excite learning, generate deep thinking, and at the same time train the bodies and minds of those who learned through its sensory approach. * Diana B. Turk, New York University, Journal of American History *
This short read is the result of ten years of work at noted institutions consulting with skilled professionals. It contains 143 pages of text with the remaining 56 pages made up of an index, some rich footnotes, and a large selected bibliography. The book is well researched and documented * Debbie SchaeferJacobs, History of Education Quarterly *
Carter's book is accessible, evovative, and engaging...[it] contributes to the fields of American studies, American history, and the history and foundations of American education. * John H. Bickford III, The History Teacher *
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