Professor Kaestle does research on the history of American education, history of literacy and print culture, and educational policy. He is currently writing a book on the History of the Federal Role in Elementary and Secondary Education, 1940--1980. He has recently completed co-editing and writing chapters for a book on the history of publishing and reading in the United States, 1880--1940.

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University Professor,Professor of Education, History, and Public Policy. Ph.D. (1971) Harvard University. Previous appointments at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and University of Chicago. Director of the Advanced Studies Fellowship Program at Brown. Specializations in the history of American education and the history of publishing and reading. His books include Pillars of the Republic: Common Schools and American Society, and Literacy in the United States: Readers and Reading since 1880. Kaestle co-edited and wrote three chapters for Print in Motion: Publishing and Reading in the United States, 1880--1940,to be published by University of North Caroline Press. Kaestle has been President of the National Academy of Education, Vice-Chair of the Board on Testing and Assessment of the National Research Council, and currently serves on boards or study groups sponsored by Educational Testing Service, College Board, Southern Education Foundation, New York State Archives, and the W. E. B. Du Bois Center of Great Barrington.

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CARL KAESTLE, Ph.D Harvard University 1971, M.A.T. Harvard University 1964, B.A. Yale University 1962
Professor of Education
Phone: +1 401 454 1377
E-mail: Carl_Kaestle@Brown.EDU

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