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American Education

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Edition:
13th
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9780073525945

ISBN10:
0073525944
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
4/5/2007
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McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

Clear, concise, and authoritative-compact and affordable, too-with scholarship that is often cited as a primary source,American Educationbrings up-to-date information and challenging perspectives to teacher educators' classrooms. Revised every two years,American Educationprovides a fresh, concise, and up-to-date introduction to the historical, political, social, and legal foundations of education and to the profession of teaching in the United States. This edition introduces a new chapter reference guide to the No Child Left Behind Act, provides a fresh look at multiculturalism and multilingualism, and presents a new discussion of the link between schooling and the growing gap between rich and poor.

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

A Guide with Chapter References to Discussions of No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
Preface
School and Society
The Goals of Public Schooling National Education Summit on High Schools: Who Determines the Public Interest? What is the Public Interest? Turning Public Goals into a Core Curriculum Getting the Core Curriculum into Schools Public Benefits and Goals for Schools Are Schools Always a Public Good? Historical Goals of Schooling The Political Goals of Schooling The Social Goals of Schooling The Economic Goals of Schooling Human Capital and the Role of Business in American Education
Conclusion
Suggested Readings and Works Cited in Chapter
Education and Equality of Opportunity School Models for Equality of Opportunity The Common-School Model The Sorting-Machine Model The High-Stakes Testing Model Education and Income The Bias of Labor Market Conditions on Educational Attainment, Income, and Gender White Privilege: Race, Educational Attainment, and Income The Asian Advantage: Race, Household Income, and Education Cultural Capital: Child-Rearing and Equality of Opportunity Cultural Capital: Preschool and Equality of Opportunity Schooling: Why Are the Rick Getting Richer and the Poor Getting Poorer? Shopping for a Public School: Education, Social Class, and School Districts Savage Inequalities Central City Schools Social Class and At-Risk Students Poverty Among School-Aged Children The End of the American Dream: School Dropouts Tracking and Ability Grouping Should Tracking and Ability Grouping Be Abolished? Social Reproduction Resistance
Conclusion
Suggested Readings and Works Cited in Chapter
Equality of Educational Opportunity: Race, Gender, and Special Needs The Law, Race, and Equality of Educational Opportunity The Meaning of Race What Race Am I?: Racial and Cultural Self-Identification Race and Social Class School Segregation Today Second-Generation Segregation The Economics of Racism Defining Racism Institutional Racism: Relationship Between Racial Segregation and High School Dropouts Disparity in Educational Funding Based on Race Race, Social Class, and Equal Educational Opportunities Teaching About Racism The Recent Struggle for Equal Education for Women Sexism and Education What''s Happening to the Boys in the New Gender Divide? Students with Disabilities Public Law 94-142: Education for All Handicapped Children Act Writing an IEP Which Children Have Disabilities? Inclusion Inclusion and the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 An Inclusion Success Story The Inclusion Debate Commission on Excellence in Special Education
Conclusion
Suggested Readings and Works Cited in Chapter
Student Diversity Foreign-Born Population of the United States Is It Hispanic or Latino? The Changing Population of U.S. Schools Educational Experiences of Immigrants to the United States Languages of School-Age Children Are U.S. Teachers Prepared for Language Diversity? Mexican American Students and U.S. Schools Asian American Students and U.S. Schools Native American Students and U.S. Schools
Conclusion
Suggested Readings and Works Cited in Chapter
Multicultural Education Different Ways of Knowing and Seeing the World Biculturalism: Collectivist and Individualist Societies Dominated Cultures: John Ogbu Empowerment through Multicultural Education: James Banks, Sonia Nieto, and Critical Pedagogy Educating for Economic Power: Lisa Delpit Ethnocentric Education Bilingual Education and English Language Acquisition: No Child Left Behind English Language Acquisition Act of 2001 Bicultural Education: Is This The Answer? Globalization: Language and Cultural Rights
Conclusion
Suggested Readings and Works Cited in Chapter
Power and Control in American Education
Local Control, Choice, Charter Schools, and Commercialism The Education Chair School Boards School Choice National Public School Choice Plan: No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 National Private School Choice Plan: America''s Opportunity Scholarships for Kids Model Private School Choice Plan: The District of Columbia School Choice Incentive Act of 2003 Charter Schools Are Charter Schools Failing? For-Profit Schools and Charters Edison Schools Inc.: A Tale of an Education Company in Search of Profit Home Schooling Commercialism in Schools
Conclusion
Suggested Readings and Works Cited in Chapter
Power and Control at the State and National Levels: High-Stakes Testing, School Violence, Reading Wars, and Private Foundations Local, State, and Federal School Revenues Categorical Aid: The Source of Federal Power Increasing State Involvement in Schools Control Through High-Stakes Tests and Academic Standards No Child Left Behind:Testing Students with Disabilities and English-Language Learners Does High-Stakes Testing Work? Cheating on High-Stakes Tests The Federal Government Decides the Reading War: No Child Left Behind A Case Study: Student Violence and Federal Action Private Foundations: The Invisible Power in Education
Conclusion
Suggested Readings and Works Cited in Chapter
The Profession of Teaching No Child Left Behind: Highly Qualified Teachers The Rewards of Teaching Working Conditions National Certification: The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence: Alternative Routes to Teaching Teachers'' Unions and Teacher Politics Differences Between the Two Unions A Brief History of the National Education Association (NEA) A Brief History of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) A Case Study: Tom Mooney, AFT Vice President and President of the Ohio Federation of Teachers Should Teachers Strike?
Conclusion
Suggested Readings and Works Cited in Chapter
Textbooks, Curriculum, Internet E-Learning, and Instruction Censorship Issues Web Scrub: A New Form of Censorship? Textbooks Curricular Standards and the Political Nature of Knowledge The Internet and E-Learning The Children''s Internet Protection Act of 2000 Curriculum John Dewey and Progressive Education Instruction Critical Pedagogy
Conclusion
Suggested Readings and Works Cited in Chapter
The Courts and the Schools Drug Testing of Students Students’ Free Speech Rights Gays, Boy Scouts, and No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Students'' Access to Books Student Suspensions Do School Authorities Have the Right to Paddle Children? Compulsion and Religion Vouchers and Religious Schools Child-Benefit Theory Can States Regulate Private Schools? Religion and State School Requirements School Prayer, Bible Reading, and Meditation Student Prayers School Prayer and the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 Secular Humanism and the Religion of Public Schools Evolution and Creationism Parents'' Rights Teachers’ Rights Teachers'' Liability Teachers’ Private Lives The Language of the Schools School Finances
Conclusion
Suggested Readings and Works Cited in Chapter
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