Suburban Social Change and Educational Reform: The Case of Somerville, Massachusetts, 1912-1924

@article{Ueda1979SuburbanSC,
  title={Suburban Social Change and Educational Reform: The Case of Somerville, Massachusetts, 1912-1924},
  author={Reed T. Ueda},
  journal={Social Science History},
  year={1979},
  volume={3},
  pages={167 - 203}
}
  • R. Ueda
  • Published 1979
  • Education
  • Social Science History
In the early twentieth century, a drive for educational reform converged with the progressive movement in the street-car suburb of Somerville, Massachusetts to establish a local junior high school, an innovation that was sweeping through public school systems across the country (Krug, 1964: 327-335; Bunker, 1914; Annual Reports of Somerville, 1920: 183; Smith, 1920: 139). Proponents of the junior high school argued in national educational journals and scholarly monographs that this intermediate… 

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