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Tiger Eye Reading Room-- Adam Nelson Interview  -  December 11, 2006 LiSRadio Webcast: Tiger Eye Reading Room Series

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[ Adam Nelson]

Adam Nelson
Associate Professor of Educational Policy Studies and History
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Adam R. Nelson is Associate Professor of Educational Policy Studies and History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received his Ph.D. in History from Brown University in 1998. From 1998 to 2000, he taught in the Program on History and Literature at Harvard. He is the author of Education and Democracy: The Meaning of Alexander Meiklejohn, 1872-1964 (University of Wisconsin Press, 2001) and The Elusive Ideal: Equal Educational Opportunity and the Federal Role in Boston's Public Schools, 1950-1985 (University of Chicago Press, 2005). He is currently writing a book titled Nationalism, Internationalism, and the Origins of the American University. Articles related to this project have appeared in The New England Quarterly, the History of Education Quarterly, Perspectives on the History of Higher Education, and the Zeitschrift für pädagogische Historiographie.


[Dr. Charley Seavey]

Dr. Charley Seavey
Associate Professor
University of Missouri-Columbia, School of Information Science & Learning Technologies


Charley Seavey and Adam Nelson talk about the history of the book in America and the connection between print media and education. They talk about how texts influence readers and shape their consciousness.

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