Critical Issues in Education: Dialogues and Dialectics / Edition 8

Critical Issues in Education: Dialogues and Dialectics / Edition 8

by Jack Nelson, Stuart Palonsky, Mary Rose McCarthy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0078024374

ISBN-13: 9780078024375

Pub. Date: 07/16/2012

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

There is a great need for critical thinking in schools, and by teachers. Current educational reform efforts emphasize student testing on basic information and rote memorization. What is lost is education that involves critical thinking, creativity, and consideration of alternatives. The essential framework for this book is the stimulation of critical

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Overview

There is a great need for critical thinking in schools, and by teachers. Current educational reform efforts emphasize student testing on basic information and rote memorization. What is lost is education that involves critical thinking, creativity, and consideration of alternatives. The essential framework for this book is the stimulation of critical thinking—to include dialogue and dialectic approaches.

Critical Issues in Education includes opposing sides of the issues presented and illustrates, through competing essays on each topic, how critical thinking, dialogue, and dialectic approaches improve understanding and the evaluation of available evidence and reasoning.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780078024375
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
07/16/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
158,310
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

1Introduction : critical issues and critical thinking1
2School choice : family or public funding56
3Financing schools : equity or disparity81
4Gender equity : eliminating discrimination or accommodating differences104
5Standards-based reform : real change or political smoke screen125
6Religion and public schools : unification or separation147
7Privatization of schools : boon or bane170
8Corporations, commerce, and schools : complementing or competing interests199
9The academic achievement gap : old remedies or new243
10Values/character education : traditional or liberational268
11Multicultural education : democratic or divisive295
12Technology and learning : enabling or subverting315
13Standardized testing : restrict or expand345
14Discipline and justice : zero tolerance or discretion376
15Teachers unions and school leadership : detrimental or beneficial397
16Academic freedom : teacher responsibilities or rights415
17Inclusion and mainstreaming : common or special education441
18Violence in schools : school treatable or beyond school control470

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