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/9909K-9, 0-13-099090-6, Ornstein, Allan C., Pushing the Envelope: Critical Issues in Education//—>

This casebook offers 27 research-based cases that explore current and controversial issues in education; the stakeholders involved in education—parents, teachers, administrators and other professionals; and the groups affected by educational controversies—the disenfranchised, those with special needs, liberals, conservatives, reformists, radicals, scientists, technocrats, humanists, and artists. The provocative writing style that asks “why” and “what if” in a way no other book does, is intended to stimulate and provoke future teachers to reflect on—and hopefully modify—their own ideas and values that will shape their teaching.

A five-part organization covers philosophical/social foundations, curriculum and instruction, teacher professionalism, school policy and reform, and multicultural and international education.

For teachers and future teachers of all grade levels, school administrators, and anyone with an interest in the education system.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780130990907
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 10/8/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: About the Author's Intent 1
I Philosophical/Social Foundations 15
1 Philosophizing About Philosophy 17
2 The Influence of the Educational Pioneers 25
3 Teacher and Teenager Involved in Love Affair 35
4 Cracking Down on Student Culprits 43
5 Condoms or Abstinence? 53
II Curriculum and Instruction 63
6 U.S. History CD-ROM Stirs Up Storm 65
7 Detracking and Doing Away with Honors Classes 75
8 Pushing for Tougher Standards 83
9 Accountability: The Finger is Pointing at the Teachers 95
10 Television as the First School System 105
11 Distance Education Is Closer Than We Think 115
III Teacher Professionalism 125
12 Why Teach? 127
13 Teacher Preparation: What Courses? How Many? 137
14 Finding a Teaching Position: Cakewalk or Hurdle? 147
15 Adjusting to Your New Job: A Matter of Philosophy and Principle 156
16 The Reality of Teaching 165
17 Teaching Conditions and Contracts 174
IV School Policy and Reform 185
18 Financing Teacher Salaries 187
19 Year-Round Schooling Debate: Two Distinct Sides 195
20 Baseball in Yankee Heights - and the Cost of Schools 203
21 Preparing for Suburban School Desegregation 213
V Multicultural and International Education 225
22 Race and School Reform 227
23 A New Form of Bilingualism 238
24 Inclusion: How Far Should It Go? 248
25 Programs for Gifted Students 258
26 Part I: Diversity and the Global Village 268
27 Part II: International Test Comparisons 279
Bibliography 291
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