Critical Issues in Education: An Anthology of Readings

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Eugene Provenzo, a nationally recognized scholar in the social and cultural foundations of education, has edited this collection of significant readings relevant to western traditions of education. Focusing on modern and postmodern ideas, Critical Issues in Education: An Anthology of Readings includes selections from scholars of education ranging from John Dewey and William James to important contemporary writers such as bell hooks, Sonia Nieto, and Henry Giroux.

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Editorial Reviews

Thomas Dickinson
“The text is flexible for a variety of approaches in a number of different classes and maintains a comprehensive stance toward the range of historical, contemporary, and modern educational thought.”
Mutholil Kurian George
"Found it stimulating and relevant."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412936552
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 4/4/2006
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Gene Provenzo is one of the nation’s leading scholars in the foundations of education. He holds the rank of full professor at the University of Miami. He has won numerous awards throughout his career in both teaching and research and sits on many editorial boards. He has authored over ten books and has contributed chapters to many more. He has authored scores of articles in a wide range of areas in education. His recent projects include Teaching, Learning, and Schooling (Allyn & Bacon, 2002), a critically-oriented introduction to the foundations of education textbook, and the forthcoming Readings in Educational Thought (SAGE, 2005).

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Educational Thought in Western Culture
Introduction to Prologue
“Orientation” (1934) - George S. Counts
“The Need for Transcendence in the Postmodern World” (1994) - Vaclav Havel
Introduction to Part I
“My Pedagogic Creed” (1897) - John Dewey
Cardinal Principles of Secondary Education (1918) - National Education Association
“A Morally Defensible Mission for Schools in the 21st Century” (1997) - Nel Noddings
Introduction to Part II
Selection from Notes on the State of Virginia (1781) - Thomas Jefferson
On The Mode Of Education Proper In A Republic (1786) - Benjamin Rush
Selections from Report No. 12 of the Massachusetts School Board (1848) - Horace Mann
Selection from Dare the Schools Build a New Social Order (1932) - George S. Counts
Introduction to Part IIII
Massachusetts Compulsory School Law (1852) - General Court of Massachusetts
Selection from Compulsory Mis-Education (1964) - Paul Goodman
“Vulnerability in Education,” (1966) - Jules Henry
“The Banking Model of Education” (1970) - Paulo Freire
Selection from Deschooling Society (1970) - Ivan Illich
Introduction to Part IV
Selection from A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792) - Mary Wollstonecraft
The Seneca Falls Declaration (1848) - Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Equal Right Amendment (1921) - Alice Paul
Title IX (1972) - Congress of the United States
“The Absent Presence: Patriarchy, Capitalism, And The Nature of Teacher Work” (1987) - Patti Lather
“A Queer Youth” (1996) - Paul H. Cottell, Jr.
“How and Why Boys Under-Achieve” (2000) - Wendy Bradford, Colin Noble, and Ted Wragg
Introduction to Part V
Laws Prohibiting the Education of Slaves (1830-1832) - General Assembly of the State of North Carolina; General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia; and the General Assembly of Alabama
"Industrial Education for the Negro” (1903) - Booker T. Washington
The Talented Tenth (1903) - W. E. B. Du Bois
A Talk to Teachers (1963) - James Baldwin
“Education for All Handicapped Children” (1975) - Congress of the United States of America
“Border Pedagogy in the Age of Postmodernism” (1988) - Henry Giroux
Introduction to Part VI
Selection from Pygmalion in the Classroom (1968) - Robert Rosenthal and Lenore Jacobson
“Social Class and the Hidden Curriculum of Work” (1980) - Jean Anyon
“Crossing Class Boundaries” (2000) - bell hooks
Introduction to Part VII
Augmenting Human Intellect (1962) - Douglas Engelbart
How Computers Contribute to the Ecological Crisis (1990) - C. A. Bowers
The Field: Knowledge in Computerized Societies (1979) - Jean-François Lyotard

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