In a June 1909 issue of Collier's Weekly, P.F. Collier & Son announced it would publish a series of books selected by Eliot, without disclosing the list of included works, that would be approximately five feet in length and would supply the readers a liberal education. A few days after the announced intent to publish Dr. Eliot's Five-Foot Shelf of Books, several newspapers published an incomplete list of selected works to be included. Eliot felt the publications were unauthorized and asked Collier's Weekly publishers to publish his letter to the editors explaining the initial list and selection process in the July 24, 1909, edition of Collier's. Eliot describes his goal in helping publish The Harvard Classics as motivated by an educational purpose and he explains why the English Bible was not selected. In January 1910, P.F. Collier & Son announced in a "Publishers' Statement" that the 50 volumes were almost complete and offered a "Statement from the Editor" (Eliot) describing the origins of process resulting in the first sets of The Harvard Classics. The first editions printed by P.F. Collier & Son in three separate styles of bindings were first offered for sale on October 13, 1909.
MALS 78100 - Issues in Urban Education CRN# 32267Wednesdays, 4:15-6:15 p.m., Rm. 4419, 3 credits, Prof. Susan SemelThis course provides an overview of major issues and controversies in urban education in the United States. Through a historical, sociological, philosophical and political analysis of educational problems, the course explores a variety of progressive and traditional approaches to improving urban education in the 20th century. The course focuses on current neoliberal reforms to reduce educational inequality, including curriculum and common core learning standards, teacher education reform, school choice, tuition vouchers, charter schools, privatization, whole school reform, small schools, and value added models of teacher evaluation. Finally, the course examines the limits and possibilities of these reforms in improving urban education and reducing racial, ethnic and social class based educational inequalities. 2b1af7f3a8