9781403963451

What You Don't Know About Schools

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    9781403963451

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    1403963452

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-02-07
  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
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Summary

This book brings together leading scholars of education to analyze different ways of looking at school. Steinberg, Kincheloe, and a group of contributors argue that the goals of education are reduced by a superficial public conversation. Simplistic political views and strategies for reform ignore the complexity of the educational process. The debate over the purpose of schooling is lost. This dynamic produces an impoverished debate about the role of schools in a democratic society, the nature of learning, what constitutes good teaching, diverse ways of evaluating educational excellence, and a myriad of other pedagogical issues. What You Don't Know About Schools gives professors, students of education, and teachers new strategies and goals for the future of schooling in the United States.

Author Biography

Joe L. Kincheloe and Shirley R. Steinberg are the authors and editors of numerous books on education and the culture of youth and children. Recent books include: Kinderculture: The Corporate Control of Childhood, The Miseducation of the West: How Schools and the Media Distort Our Understanding of the Islamic World, and 19 Urban Questions: Teaching in the City.

Table of Contents

What You Don't Know about Schools Is Hurting You and the Country--Joe L. Kincheloe * How Did This Happen? The Right-Wing Politics of Knowledge and Education--Joe L. Kincheloe * What You Don't Know about Standards--Raymond A. Horn, Jr. * What We Don't Know about Evaluation--Philip M. Anderson & Judith P. Summerfield * The Cult of Prescription--Or, a Student Ain't no Slobbering Dog--P.L. Thomas * School Leaders, Marketers, Spin Doctors or Military Recruiters? Educational Administration in the New Economy--Gary L. Anderson * The Price for "Free" Market Capitalism in Public Schools--Or, How Much Is Democracy Worth on the Open Market?--John Weaver * Bad News: Where Schools Get Their News for Kids--Carl Bybee * The Meritocratic Mythology: Constructing Success--Benjamin Enoma * Confrontations With Genius--Ray McDermott * What You Don't Know about Diversity--Elizabeth Quintero * Hiding in the Bathroom: What You Don't Know about the Educational Struggle of Marginalized Students--Danny Walsh * When Ignorance and Deceit Come to Town: Preparing Yourself for the English-Only Movement's Assault on Your Public Schools--Pepi Leistyna * What Our Teachers Know about Schools--Or, Let them Eat Cake--Shirley R. Steinberg
What You Don't Know about Schools Is Hurting You and the Country--Joe L. Kincheloe * How Did This Happen? The Right-Wing Politics of Knowledge and Education--Joe L. Kincheloe * What You Don't Know about Standards--Raymond A. Horn, Jr. * What We Don't Know about Evaluation--Philip M. Anderson & Judith P. Summerfield * The Cult of Prescription--Or, a Student Ain't no Slobbering Dog--P.L. Thomas * School Leaders, Marketers, Spin Doctors or Military Recruiters? Educational Administration in the New Economy--Gary L. Anderson * The Price for "Free" Market Capitalism in Public Schools--Or, How Much Is Democracy Worth on the Open Market?--John Weaver * Bad News: Where Schools Get Their News for Kids--Carl Bybee * The Meritocratic Mythology: Constructing Success--Benjamin Enoma * Confrontations With Genius--Ray McDermott * What You Don't Know about Diversity--Elizabeth Quintero * Hiding in the Bathroom: What You Don't Know about the Educational Struggle of Marginalized Students--Danny Walsh * When Ignorance and Deceit Come to Town: Preparing Yourself for the English-Only Movement's Assault on Your Public Schools--Pepi Leistyna * What Our Teachers Know about Schools--Or, Let them Eat Cake--Shirley R. Steinberg

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