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American Education with PowerWeb

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9780073128580

ISBN10:
0073128589
Media:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
6/28/2005
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McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

Clear, concise, and authoritative,American Educationbrings up-to-date information 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. This edition provides thorough coverage of "No Child Left Behind," a review of drug testing and vouchers, a new discussion of academic testing, and coverage of the Commission on Excellence in Special Education.

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 xiii
Part One SCHOOL AND SOCIETY
1. The Goals of Public Schooling
3(31)
Political Agendas as Educational Goals
3(3)
The Problem of Defining Educational Goals: Character Education
6(3)
Public Benefits
9(1)
Are Schools Always a Public Good?
10(1)
Historical Goals
11(1)
Political Goals
12(7)
Social Goals
19(5)
Economic Goals
24(4)
Human Capital and the Role of Business in American Education
28(1)
Issues about Human Capitalism
29(1)
Conclusion
30(1)
Suggested Readings and Works Cited in Chapter
30(4)
2. Education and Equality of Opportunity
34(33)
The Common-School Model
35(1)
The Sorting-Machine Model
36(3)
The High-Stakes Testing Model
39(2)
Education, Income, and Gender
41(2)
Closing the Gap Between Men's and Women's Incomes
43(1)
Race, Educational Attainment, and income
44(1)
Are Students Treated Equally?: The Issue of Social Class
45(1)
Education, Social Class, and School Districts
46(2)
Education, Social Class, and Real Estate Brokers
48(1)
Shopping for a Public School
48(2)
Savage Inequalities
50(3)
Central City Schools
53(1)
Social Class and At-Risk Students
53(2)
Poverty Among School-Aged Children
55(2)
The End of the American Dream: School Dropouts
57(1)
Tracking and Ability Grouping
58(2)
Should Tracking and Ability Grouping Be Abolished?
60(1)
Social Reproduction
61(1)
Resistance
62(2)
Parental Involvement
64(1)
Conclusion
65(1)
Suggested Readings and Works Cited in Chapter
65(2)
3. Equality of Educational Opportunity: Race, Gender, and Special Needs
67(36)
The Law, Race, and Equality of Educational Opportunity
67(3)
The Meaning of Race
70(1)
What Race Am I?: Racial and Cultural Self-Identification
71(2)
Race and Social Class
73(2)
The Economics of Racism
75(1)
Defining Racism
75(1)
Institutional Racism: Relationship Between Racial Segregation and High School Dropouts
76(1)
Disparity in Educational Funding Based on Race
77(1)
Race, Social Class, and Equal Educational Opportunities
78(2)
Teaching about Racism
80(1)
The Future of Desegregation
81(1)
Second-Generation Segregation
82(1)
The Recent Struggle for Equal Education for Women
83(2)
Sexism and Education
85(5)
Students with Disabilities
90(1)
Public Law 94-142: Education for All Handicapped Children Act
91(1)
Writing an IEP
91(1)
Which Children Have Disabilities?
92(1)
Integrating Children with Disabilities into the Regular Classroom
92(2)
Inclusion and the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
94(1)
An Inclusion Success Story
95(1)
The Inclusion Debate
95(2)
President George W. Bush's Commission on Excellence in Special Education
97(2)
Conclusion
99(1)
Suggested Readings and Works Cited in Chapter
99(4)
4. Student Diversity
103(29)
Is It Hispanic or Latino?
105(2)
The Changing Population of U.S. Schools
107(1)
Educational Experiences of Immigrants to the United States
108(2)
Immigrant Languages
110(2)
Are U.S. Teachers Prepared for Language Diversity?
112(1)
Mexican American Students and U.S. Schools
113(5)
Asian American Students and U.S. Schools
118(6)
Native American Students and U.S. Schools
124(5)
Conclusion
129(1)
Suggested Readings and Works Cited in Chapter
130(2)
5. Multicultural Education
132(23)
Dominated Cultures: John Ogbu
133(2)
Empowerment Through Multicultural Education: James Banks, Sonia Nieto, and Critical Pedagogy
135(2)
Educating for Economic Power: Lisa Delpit
137(1)
Ethnocentric Education
138(3)
Bilingual Education and English Language Acquisition: No Child Left Behind
141(4)
English Language Acquisition Act of 2001
145(1)
Bicultural Education: Is This the Answer?
146(2)
Globalization: Language and Cultural Rights
148(2)
Conclusion
150(1)
Suggested Readings and Works Cited in Chapter
151(4)
Part Two POWER AND CONTROL IN AMERICAN EDUCATION
6. Local Control, Choice, Charter Schools, and Commercialism
155(31)
The Education Chair
155(1)
School Boards
156(3)
Educational Bureaucracy
159(1)
Home Schooling
160(3)
School Choice
163(2)
National Public School Choice Plan: No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
165(1)
Public-Private Choice Plan: The State of Ohio's Pilot Project Scholarship Program
166(1)
Charter Schools
167(4)
Examples of Three Charter Schools
170(1)
Are Charter Schools Failing?
171(2)
For-Profit Schools and Charters
173(3)
Edison Schools Inc.: A Tale of an Education Company in Search of Profit
176(4)
The Edison Design
179(1)
Commercialism in Schools
180(1)
Conclusion
181(1)
Suggested Readings and Works Cited in Chapter
182(4)
7. Power and Control at the State and National Levels: High-Stakes Testing, School Violence, the Reading and Math Wars, and Private Foundations
186(31)
Local, State, and Federal School Revenues
187(1)
Categorical Aid: The Source of Federal Power
188(2)
Increasing State Involvement in Schools
190(1)
High-Stakes Tests and Academic Standards as Part of State and Federal School Reform
191(4)
No Child Left Behind: High-Stakes Testing and Academic Standards
195(2)
Does High-Stakes Testing Work?
197(1)
The Backlash to High-Stakes Testing
198(3)
Cheating on High-Stakes Tests
201(2)
The Federal Government Decides the Reading War: No Child Left Behind
203(2)
A Case Study: Student Violence and Federal Action
205(3)
Private Foundations: The Invisible Power in Education
208(1)
Should the Role of Politicians in Education Be Limited by Eliminating Compulsory-Education Laws?
209(4)
Conclusion
213(1)
Suggested Readings and Works Cited in Chapter
213(4)
8. The Profession of Teaching
217(37)
Teacher Education in a Global Economy
220(2)
Disparities in Teacher Salaries and Equality of Educational Opportunity
222(1)
Current Issues in Teacher Education
223(5)
Control Through Testing: National Licensing and Certification
224(2)
Teacher Education and No Child Left Behind Act
226(1)
National Certification: The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
227(1)
American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence: Alternative Routes to Teaching
228(1)
The Rewards of Teaching
229(2)
Working Conditions
231(4)
Teachers' Unions and Teacher Politics
235(1)
Differences Between the Two Unions
236(8)
A Brief History of the National Education Association (NEA)
237(3)
A Brief History of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
240(4)
A Case Study: Tom Mooney, AFT Vice President and President of the Ohio Federation of Teachers
244(5)
Should Teachers Strike?
249(2)
Conclusion
251(1)
Suggested Readings and Works Cited in Chapter
251(3)
9. Textbooks, Curriculum, E-Learning, and Instruction
254(32)
Censorship Issues
254(3)
Web Scrub: A New Form of Censorship?
257(1)
Textbooks
257(4)
Curricular Standards and the Political Nature of Knowledge
261(4)
Curriculum
265(4)
John Dewey and Progressive Education
269(2)
Humanistic Social Efficiency for the Twenty-First Century
271(1)
The Internet and E-Learning
272(3)
The Children's Internet Protection Act of 2000
273(2)
Instruction
275(3)
Critical Pedagogy
278(3)
Conclusion
281(1)
Suggested Readings and Works Cited in Chapter
282(4)
10. The Courts and the Schools
286
Drug Testing of Students
288(2)
Students' Free Speech Rights
290(1)
Gays, Boy Scouts, and the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
291(1)
Sexual Harassment and Discrimination
292(1)
Students' Access to Books
292(1)
Student Suspensions
293(1)
Do School Authorities Have the Right to Paddle Children?
294(2)
Compulsion and Religion
296(1)
Vouchers and Religious Schools
297(1)
Child-Benefit Theory
298(1)
Can States Regulate Private Schools?
299(1)
Religion and State School Requirements
300(2)
School Prayer, Bible Reading, and Meditation
302(2)
Student Prayers
304(1)
School Prayer and the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
305(1)
Secular Humanism and the Religion of Public Schools
306(2)
Evolution and Creationism
308(1)
Parents' Rights
309(2)
Teachers' Rights
311(4)
Teachers' Liability
315(1)
Teachers' Private Lives
316(2)
The Language of the Schools
318(1)
School Finances
319(2)
Conclusion
321(1)
Suggested Readings and Works Cited in Chapter
321
Index I-1


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