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Taking Sides volumes present 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 or challenge questions.
This textbook provides a balanced look at many "hot topic" educational issues. The viewpoints are short and concise, and written in a point-counterpoint format. There are a wide variety of authors providing their points of view.
Taking Sides readers feature an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites. An online Instructor’s Resource Guide with testing material is available for each volume. Using Taking Sides in the Classroom is also an excellent instructor resource. Visit www.mhhe.com/takingsides for more details.
Table of Contents
|Basic Theoretical Issues|
|Should Schooling Be Based on Social Experiences?|
|Should the Curriculum Be Standardized for All?|
|Should Behaviorism Shape Educational Practices?|
|Is Constructivism the Best Philosophy of Education?|
|Should Global Competition Steer School Reform?|
|Current Fundamental Issues|
|Are Truly Democratic Classrooms Possible?|
|Has the Supreme Court Reconfigured American Education?|
|Is No Child Left Behind Irretrievably Flawed?|
|Does a "Deficit Model" Serve Poor Children Well?|
|Should "Public Schooling" Be Redefined?|
|Current Specific Issues|
|Are Undocumented Immigrants Entitled to Public Education?|
|Has the Time Arrived for Universal Preschool?|
|Is Privatization the Hope of the Future?|
|Is the Inclusive Classroom Model Workable?|
|Can Current High School Reform Curtail Dropouts?|
|Is "Intelligent Design" a Threat to the Curriculum?|
|Are Single-Sex Schools and Classes Effective?|
|Can Zero Tolerance Violate Students Rights?|
|Do Computers Negatively Affect Student Growth?|
|Should Alternative Teacher Training Be Encouraged?|
|Can Merit Pay Accelerate School Improvement?|
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