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Clear, concise, and authoritativecompact and affordable, toowith 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.
Table of Contents
Part One School and Society
Chapter 1 The History and Goals of Public Schooling
Chapter 2 The Social Goals Of Schooling
Chapter 3 Education and Equality of Opportunity
Chapter 4 The Economic Goals Of Schooling: Human Capital, Global Economy And Preschool
Chapter 5 Equality of Educational Opportunity: Race, Gender and Special Needs
Chapter 6 Student Diversity
Chapter 7 Multicultural and Multilingual Education
Part Two: Power and Control in American Education
Chapter 8 Local Control, Choice, Charter Schools, and Home Schooling
Chapter 9 Power and Control at State and National Levels: Political Party Platforms And High-Stakes Testing