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American Education,9780072558845

American Education

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9780072558845

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0072558849
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Pub. Date:
2/1/2003
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McGraw-Hill College
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Summary

"Clear, concise, and authoritative, American Education brings issues and challenging perspectives to teacher educators' classrooms. Revised every two years, the text provides an up-to-date introduction to the historical, political, social, and legal foundations of education and to the profession of teaching in the United States."--BOOK JACKET.

Author Biography

Joel Spring is currently a professor at Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Table of Contents

PREFACE xi
Part I SCHOOL AND SOCIETY
1 The Purposes of Public Schooling
3(28)
The Public Benefits of Schools
7(1)
Are Schools Always a Public Good?
8(1)
History and the Goals of Schooling
8(2)
The Political Goals of Schooling
10(6)
The Social Goals of Schooling
16(5)
The Economic Goals of Schooling
21(5)
Human Capital and the Role of Business in American Education
26(1)
Issues about Human Capitalism
27(1)
Conclusion
28(1)
Suggested Readings and Works Cited in Chapter
28(3)
2 Education and Equality of Opportunity
31(32)
The Common School Model
32(1)
The Sorting Machine
33(3)
The High-Stakes Testing Model
36(2)
Education and Income
38(1)
Gender, Educational Attainment, and Income
39(1)
Closing the Gap Between Men's and Women's Incomes
40(1)
Race, Educational Attainment, and Income
41(1)
Are Students Treated Equally?: The Issue of Social Class
42(2)
Education, Social Class, and School Districts
44(1)
Education, Social Class, and Real Estate Brokers
45(1)
Shopping for a Public School
46(2)
Savage Inequalities
48(3)
Central City Schools
51(1)
Social Class and "At-Risk Students"
51(2)
Poverty Among School-Aged Children
53(1)
The End of the American Dream: School Dropouts
53(1)
Tracking and Ability Grouping
54(2)
Should Tracking and Ability Grouping Be Abolished?
56(1)
Social Reproduction
57(1)
Resistance
58(2)
Parental Involvement
60(1)
Conclusion
61(1)
Suggested Readings and Works Cited in Chapter
61(2)
3 Equality of Educational Opportunity: Race, Gender, and Special Needs
63(32)
The Law, Race, and Equality of Educational Opportunity
63(2)
The Meaning of Race
65(2)
What Race Am I?: Racial and Cultural Self Identification
67(1)
Race and Social Class
68(2)
The Economics of Racism
70(1)
Defining Racism
70(1)
Race, Social Class, and Equal Educational Opportunities
71(2)
Teaching About Racism
73(2)
The Future of Desegregation
75(1)
Second-Generation Segregation
76(1)
The Recent Struggle for Equal Education for Women
77(1)
Sexism and Education
78(5)
Students with Disabilities
83(1)
Public Law 94-142: Education for All Handicapped Children Act
84(1)
Writing an IEP
85(1)
Which Children Have Disabilities?
85(1)
Integrating Children with Disabilities into the Regular Classroom
86(1)
An Inclusion Success Story
87(1)
The Inclusion Debate
88(2)
President George W. Bush's Commission on Excellence in Special Education
90(1)
Conclusion
91(1)
Suggested Readings and Works Cited in Chapter
92(3)
4 Student Diversity
95(29)
Is It Hispanic or Latino?
98(1)
The Changing Population of U.S. Schools
99(1)
Educational Experiences of Immigrants to the United States
100(2)
Immigrant Languages
102(3)
Are U.S. Teachers Prepared for Language Diversity?
105(1)
Mexican American Students and U.S. Schools
106(5)
Asian American Students and U.S. Schools
111(5)
Native American Students and U.S. Schools
116(6)
Conclusion
122(1)
Suggested Readings and Works Cited in Chapter
122(2)
5 Multicultural Education
124(23)
Dominated Cultures: John Ogbu
125(2)
Empowerment Through Multicultural Education: James Banks, Sonia Nieto, and Critical Pedagogy
127(2)
Educating for Economic Power: Lisa Delpit
129(1)
Ethnocentric Education
130(3)
Bilingual Education and English Language Acquisition: No Child Left Behind
133(4)
English Language Acquisition Act of 2001
137(1)
Bicultural Education: Is This the Answer?
138(2)
Globalization: Language and Cultural Rights
140(2)
Conclusion
142(1)
Suggested Readings and Works Cited in Chapter
143(4)
Part II POWER AND CONTROL IN AMERICAN EDUCATION
6 Local Control, Choice, Charter Schools, and Commercialism
147(31)
The Education Chair
147(1)
School Boards
148(2)
Who Knows Their School Board Members?
150(2)
Educational Bureaucracy
152(1)
Site-Based Management
153(2)
Home Schooling
155(3)
School Choice
158(3)
National Public School Choice Plan: No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
161(1)
Public-Private Choice Plan: The State of Ohio's Pilot Project Scholarship Program
162(1)
Charter Schools
162(4)
"Do Charter Schools Measure Up?": 2002 Report of the American Federation of Teachers
166(1)
For-Profit Schools and Charters
167(2)
Edison Schools Inc.: A Tale of an Education Company in Search of Profit
169(3)
Commercialism in Schools
172(2)
Conclusion
174(1)
Suggested Readings and Works Cited in Chapter
174(4)
7 Power and Control at the State and National Levels: High-Stakes Testing, School Violence, the Reading and Math Wars, and Private Foundations
178(28)
Local, State, and Federal School Revenues
179(1)
Categorical Aid: The Source of Federal Power
180(3)
Increasing State Involvement in Schools 181 High-Stakes Tests and Academic Standards as Part of State and Federal School Reform
183(3)
No Child Left Behind: High-Stakes Testing and Academic Standards
186(3)
The Backlash to High-Stakes Testing
189(3)
Cheating on High-Stakes Tests
192(1)
The Federal Government Decides the Reading War: No Child Left Behind
193(1)
A Case Study: Student Violence and Federal Action
194(3)
Private Foundations: The Invisible Power in Education
197(2)
Should the Role of Politicians in Education Be Limited by Eliminating Compulsory-Education Laws?
199(3)
Conclusion
202(1)
Suggested Readings and Works Cited in Chapter
203(3)
8 The Profession of Teaching
206(37)
Teacher Education in a Global Economy
209(2)
Disparities in Teacher Salaries and Equality of Educational Opportunity
211(2)
Current Issues in Teacher Education
213(4)
Teacher Education
217(2)
American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence: Alternative Routes to Teaching
219(1)
The Rewards of Teaching
219(2)
Working Conditions
221(4)
Teachers' Unions and Teacher Politics
225(8)
A Case Study: Tom Mooney, AFT Vice President and President of the Ohio Federation of Teachers
233(5)
Should Teachers Strike?
238(2)
Conclusion
240(1)
Suggested Readings and Works Cited in Chapter
241(2)
9 Textbooks, Curriculum, Internet E-Learning, and Instruction
243(32)
Censorship Issues
243(3)
Web Scrub: A New Form of Censorship?
246(1)
Textbooks
246(4)
Curriculum Standards and the Political Nature of Knowledge
250(4)
Curriculum
254(4)
John Dewey and Progressive Education
258(2)
Humanistic Social Efficiency for the Twenty-First Century
260(1)
The Internet and E-Learning
261(1)
The Child Online Protection Act of 1999
262(2)
Instruction
264(3)
Critical Pedagogy
267(3)
Conclusion
270(1)
Suggested Readings and Works Cited in Chapter
271(4)
10 The Courts and the Schools
275
Drug Testing of Students
277(2)
Students' Free Speech Rights
279(1)
Gays, Boy Scouts, and No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
280(1)
Sexual Harassment and Discrimination
281(1)
Students' Access to Books
281(1)
Student Suspensions
282(2)
Do School Authorities Have the Right to Paddle Children?
284(1)
Compulsion and Religion
285(1)
Vouchers and Religious Schools
286(1)
Child-Benefit Theory
287(1)
Can States Regulate Private Schools?
288(1)
Religion and State School Requirements
289(3)
School Prayer, Bible Reading, and Meditation
292(1)
Student Prayers
293(2)
School Prayer and the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
295(1)
Secular Humanism and the Religion of Public Schools
295(2)
Evolution and Creationism
297(1)
Parents' Rights
298(2)
Teachers' Rights
300(4)
The Liability of Teachers
304(1)
Teachers' Private Lives
305(2)
The Language of the Schools
307(1)
School Finances
308(2)
Conclusion
310(1)
Suggested Readings and Works Cited in Chapter
310
INDEX I-1


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