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TAKING SIDES: EDUCATIONAL ISSUES, 15/e EXPANDEDpresents current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a postscript. An instructor�s manual with testing material is available for each volume. USING TAKING SIDES IN THE CLASSROOM is also an excellent instructor resource with practical suggestions on incorporating this effective approach in the classroom. Each TAKING SIDES reader features an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites and is supported by a book website. Visitwww.mhcls.com..
Table of Contents
|Correlation Guide||p. xv|
|Basic Theoretical Issues||p. 1|
|Should Schooling Be Based on Social Experiences?||p. 2|
|Yes: from Experience and Education (Macmillan, 1938)||p. 4|
|No: from The Conflict in Education in a Democratic Society (Harper & Row, 1953)||p. 11|
|Should the Curriculum Be Standardized for All?||p. 16|
|Yes: from "The Paideia Proposal: Rediscovering the Essence of Education," American School Board Journal (July 1982)||p. 18|
|No: from Escape from Childhood (E. P. Dutton, 1974)||p. 25|
|Should Behaviorism Shape Educational Practices?||p. 31|
|Yes: from Beyond Freedom and Dignity (Alfred A. Knopf, 1971)||p. 33|
|No: from Freedom to Learn for the Eighties (Merrill, 1983)||p. 39|
|Is Constructivism the Best Philosophy of Education?||p. 48|
|Yes: from "The Problem with Constructivism," The Educational Forum (Summer 2004)||p. 50|
|No: from "Objectivism and Education: A Response to David Elkind's 'The Problem with Constructivism'," The Educational Forum (Spring 2005)||p. 57|
|Should Global Competition Steer School Reform?||p. 64|
|Yes: from "Charting a New Course for Schools," Educational Leadership (April 2007)||p. 66|
|No: from "A Subtractive Education," Phi Delta Kappan (October 2006)||p. 73|
|Current Fundamental Issues||p. 83|
|Can the Public Schools Produce Good Citizens?||p. 84|
|Yes: from "Crafting Good Citizens," Education Next (Spring 2004)||p. 86|
|No: from "Faulty Engineering," Education Next (Spring 2004)||p. 92|
|Has Resegregation Diminished the Impact of Brown?||p. 100|
|Yes: from "The Resurgence of School Segregation," Educational Leadership (December 2002/January 2003)||p. 102|
|No:from "The Heightened Significance of Brown v. Board of Education in Our Time," Phi Delta Kappan (February 2006)||p. 108|
|Can Federal Initiatives Rescue Failing Schools?||p. 115|
|Yes: from "A New Partnership," Education Next (Spring 2002)||p. 117|
|No: from "The Seven Deadly Sins of No Child Left Behind," Phi Delta Kappan (June 2007)||p. 123|
|Do High-Stakes Assessments Improve Learning?||p. 132|
|Yes: from "Tests That Count," American School Board Journal (January 2000)||p. 134|
|No: from "A Balanced School Accountability Model: An Alternative to High-Stakes Testing," Phi Delta Kappan (April 2004)||p. 143|
|Should "Public Schooling" Be Redefined?||p. 154|
|Yes: from "What Is a 'Public School'? Principles for a New Century," Phi Delta Kappan (February 2004)||p. 156|
|No: from "A Response to Frederick Hess," Phi Delta Kappan (February 2004)||p. 165|
|Current Specific Issues||p. 181|
|Has the Supreme Court Reconfigured American Education?||p. 182|
|Yes: from "Fanatical Secularism," Education Next (Winter 2003)||p. 184|
|No: from "Victory for Vouchers?" Commentary (September 2002)||p. 191|
|Do Charter Schools Merit Public Support?||p. 200|
|Yes: from "Games Charter Opponents Play," Education Next (Winter 2007)||p. 202|
|No: from "Why I'm Wary of Charter Schools," The School Administrator (August 1999)||p. 209|
|Is Privatization the Hope of the Future?||p. 217|
|Yes: from "Dramatic Growth Is Possible," Education Next (Spring 2006)||p. 219|
|No: from "Deja Vu: All Over Again?" Education Next (Spring 2006)||p. 225|
|Is Full Inclusion of Disabled Students Desirable?||p. 231|
|Yes: from "Making Inclusive Education Work," Educational Leadership (October 2003)||p. 233|
|No: from "The Dismantling of the Great American Public School," Educational Horizons (Spring 1998)||p. 240|
|Can Current High School Reform Curtail Dropouts?||p. 248|
|Yes: from "Surprise-High School Reform Is Working," Phi Delta Kappan (February 2007)||p. 250|
|No: from "Why High School Must Go: An Interview with Leon Botstein," Phi Delta Kappan (May 2007)||p. 257|
|Is "Intelligent Design" a Threat to the Curriculum?||p. 265|
|Yes: from "One Nation, Under the Designer," Phi Delta Kappan (December 2004)||p. 267|
|No: from "The Little Engine That Could ... Undo Darwinism," The American Spectator (June 2005)||p. 277|
|Is There a Crisis in the Education of Boys?||p. 286|
|Yes: from "With Boys and Girls in Mind," Educational Leadership (November 2004)||p. 288|
|No: from "The Truth About Boys and Girls," An Education Sector Report (June 2006)||p. 296|
|Should Homework Be Abolished?||p. 308|
|Yes: from "End Homework Now," Educational Leadership (April 2001)||p. 310|
|No: from "The Homework Wars," The Public Interest (Winter 2004)||p. 315|
|Do Computers Negatively Affect Student Growth?||p. 324|
|Yes: from "The Human Touch," Education Next (Fall 2004)||p. 326|
|No: from "Technical Difficulties," Education Next (Fall 2004)||p. 333|
|Should Alternative Teacher Training Be Encouraged?||p. 341|
|Yes: from "How to Build A Better Teacher," Policy Review (April & May 2001)||p. 343|
|No: from "How Teacher Education Matters," Journal of Teacher Education (May/June 2000)||p. 353|
|Can Merit Pay Accelerate School Improvement?||p. 364|
|Yes: from "Why Merit Pay Will Improve Teaching," City Journal (Summer 2001)||p. 366|
|No: from "How Merit Pay Undermines Education," Educational Leadership (February 2001)||p. 372|
|Bonus Issues||p. 381|
|Are Undocumented Immigrants Entitled to Public Education?||p. 382|
|Yes: from Majority Opinion in Plyler v. Doe (June 15, 1982)||p. 384|
|No: from Dissenting Opinion in Plyler v. Doe (June 15, 1982)||p. 394|
|Is No Child Left Behind Irretrievably Flawed?||p. 402|
|Yes: from "Testing the Joy Out of Learning," Educational Leadership (March 2008)||p. 404|
|No: from "Basically a Good Model," Education Next (Fall 2007)||p. 410|
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