Conflict of Interests: The Politics of American Education / Edition 3

Conflict of Interests: The Politics of American Education / Edition 3

by Joel H. Spring, Joel Spring
     
 

ISBN-10: 0070605793

ISBN-13: 9780070605794

Pub. Date: 08/28/1997

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

Providing a critical understanding of the political and social forces shaping educational politics in the United States, this concise text describes and analyzes how policy is made for American schools and its effect on all of our lives and thinking. Joel Spring argues that the politics of Education is driven by a complex interrelationship between politicians, private

Overview

Providing a critical understanding of the political and social forces shaping educational politics in the United States, this concise text describes and analyzes how policy is made for American schools and its effect on all of our lives and thinking. Joel Spring argues that the politics of Education is driven by a complex interrelationship between politicians, private foundations and think tanks, teachers' unions, special-interest groups, educational politicians, school administrators, boards of education, courts, and the knowledge industry. The text uses many current examples to illustrate conflicts over educational policies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070605794
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
08/28/1997
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
207
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.37(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Education and American Global Power: The Political Road to No Child Left BehindChapter 2: Sources of Conflict: Power and Knowledge Chapter 3: Sources of Conflict: The Politics of School Finance and the Economics of Education Chapter 4: Sources of Conflict: The Educational Establishment Chapter 5: Political Organization and Student Achievement Chapter 6: Reinvention of the School, Systemic Reform, and Federal Policies Chapter 7: State Politics of Education Chapter 8: Local Politics of Education Chapter 9: The Knowledge Industry Chapter 10: The Political Uses of the Courts Chapter 11: The Political Control of Education in a Free Society

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