Taking Sides : Clashing Views on Educational Issues, Expanded

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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´┐Żs 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

Prefacep. v
Correlation Guidep. xv
Introductionp. xvii
Basic Theoretical Issuesp. 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 Issuesp. 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 Issuesp. 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 Issuesp. 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
Contributorsp. 416
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