MA, Master of Arts
Thesis - Open Access
Program in American and Florida Studies
Committee Chair - Dennis Moore
Committee Member - Neil Jumonville
Committee Member - Susan Wood
Date of Defense
This thesis explores the relationship of the confrontation at Ocean Hill-Brownsville and the change away from New Deal liberalism and toward separatism. Through historicizing this issue, I also critiquethe changing nature of professionalism, the push for community control and decentralization of schools, and how these ideas influence democracy in education. Various people involved in the confrontation during the summer and fall of 1968 represent the particular positions of each side of the issue. Further, these two sides are also personified in the AFT (American Federatino of Teachers)and the advocates of community control and decentralization. Through my examination, I attemtp to locate the importance of the experiment in community control in the Ocean Hill-Brownsville district under the greater context of American liberalism.
Childs, Andrew Geddings, "Ocean Hill-Brownsville and the Change in American Liberalism" (2008). Electronic Theses, Treatises and Dissertations. Paper 3815.