“The Great Contest”: The American Philosophical Society Education Prize of 1795 and the Problem of American Education

@article{Justice2007TheGC,
  title={“The Great Contest”: The American Philosophical Society Education Prize of 1795 and the Problem of American Education},
  author={Benjamin Justice},
  journal={American Journal of Education},
  year={2007},
  volume={114},
  pages={191 - 213}
}
  • Benjamin Justice
  • Published 2007
  • Sociology
  • American Journal of Education
  • In 1795 America’s preeminent scholarly organization sponsored a contest for the best essay on education. The two winners have been canonized in the scholarship on early American educational thought. This essay refocuses attention on the great contest itself, not only seeking understanding of the works that it produced but also analyzing its intrinsic significance in American educational thought. While the great contest was a failure in its day, the essays it produced provide evidence of a… CONTINUE READING
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