9780072410334

Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Educational Issues

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  • ISBN13:

    9780072410334

  • ISBN10:

    0072410337

  • Edition: 11th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/1/2000
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill College Div
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Summary

This debate-style reader is designed to introduce students to controversies in education. The issues reflect viewpoints on fundamental issues such as: should school attendance be compelled; can charter schools revitalize public education and do school uniforms promote safety and improve discipline. For additional support on this title, visit our student Web site Dushkin Online (www.dushkin.com/online/.

Table of Contents

PART 1 Enduring Issues 1(86)
Should Schooling Be Based on Social Experiences?
2(16)
Should the Curriculum Be Standardized for All?
18(16)
Should Behaviorism Shape Educational Practices?
34(18)
Should Church-State Separation Be Maintained?
52(20)
Should School Attendance Be Compelled?
72(15)
PART 2 Current Fundamental Issues 87(104)
Can ``Character Education'' Reverse Moral Decline?
88(28)
Should Multiculturalism Permeate the Curriculum?
116(12)
Are School Integration Efforts Doomed to Failure?
128(18)
Do High-Stakes Assessments Improve Learning?
146(22)
Have Public Schools Failed Society?
168(23)
PART 3 Current Specific Issues 191(1)
Are Vouchers an Appropriate Choice Mechanism?
192(20)
Can Charter Schools Revitalize Public Education?
212(16)
Have Public Schools Adequately Accommodated Religion?
228(14)
Is Full Inclusion of Disabled Students Desirable?
242(16)
Do Black Students Need an Afrocentric Curriculum?
258(30)
Should Bilingual Education Programs Be Abandoned?
282(26)
Does School Violence Warrant a Zero-Tolerance Policy?
308(20)
Can Self-Governing Schools Rescue Urban Education?
328(20)
Should Technology Lead the Quest for Better Schools?
348(18)
Is Mandatory Community Service Desirable and Legal?
366(16)
Do Teachers' Unions Have a Positive Influence on Reform?
382

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