Critical Issues in Education : Dialogues and Dialectics with Powerweb Card

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/4/2006
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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This text is ideal for courses that examine current, relevant pro and con disputes about schools and schooling. By presenting divergent perspectives, each written in compelling advocate language, the text's authors encourage the reader to think critically and to develop his or her own views. Three integrating themes provide a solid framework for examining the eighteen issues covered. Each part begins with a chapter-length introduction that provides background material and organizing themes for the issues that follow; each issue is then presented from two divergent viewpoints, encouraging the development of critical thinking skills within the context of education.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Nel Noddings


Chapter 1: Critical Issues and Critical Thinking

Part One: Whose Interests Should Schools Serve? Theme: Justice and Equity

Chapter 2: School Choice

Chapter 3: Financing Schools

Chapter 4: Gender Equity

Chapter 5: Standards-based Reform <

Chapter 6: ReligionChurch/State

Chapter 7: Privatization of Schools: Boon or Bane

Chapter 8: Consumers, Corportations, anCorporations

Part Two: What Should Be Taught? Theme: Knowledge

Chapter 9: Academic Achievement Gap

Chapter 10: Values/Character Education

Chapter 11: Multicultural Education

Chapter 12: Technolobogy and Schools Technology 13: 4-Standardized Testing

Part 3: How Should Schools Be Organized and Operated? Theme: School Environments

Chapter 14: Discipline and Justice

Chapter 15: Union and School Leadership

Chapter 16: Academic Freedom

Chapter 17: Inclusion and Mainstreaming

Chapter 18: School Violence

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