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A core text for the Foundations course, School and Society provides an analytic framework that shows how and why certain school-society issues first arose in this country and how they changed over time. In its examination of the evolution of education in the United States, this book tells an engaging historical story.

The text's analytical framework focuses on the political economy, dominant ideology, and existing educational practices that are prevalent in any one historical era. Chapter 1 explains and illustrates this framework in detail. Readings at the end of each chapter, are designed for the student to critique using the same analytic framework as the authors employ in the text.

This edition adds a new Chapter 15 to wrap things up and look to the future and new material on youth culture, teacher assessment tests (PRAXIS, subject area exams, portfolio assessment), recent legal issues, technology in education, parent-teacher relations, and cultural awareness and respect. In addition to a new, more open design and updated photos, the revision incorporates for the first time specific pedagogical elements designed to help students. These new pedagogical elements include Chapter Overviews, Chapter Objectives, Timelines, Developing Your Professional Vocabulary, Thinking Critically About the Issues, and Web Sites of Interest.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072546378
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 10/24/2001
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

PART I: EDUCATIONAL AIMS IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVEChapter 1: Introduction: Understanding School and Society Chapter 2: Liberty and Literacy: The Jeffersonian Era Chapter 3: School as a Public Institution: The Common-School Era Chapter 4: Social Diversity and Differentiated Schooling: The Progressive Era Chapter 5: Diversity and Equity: Schooling Girls and Women Chapter 6: Diversity and Equity: Schooling and African Americans Chapter 7: Diversity and Equity: Schooling and American Indians Chapter 8: National School Reform: The Early Cold War Era PART II: EDUCATIONAL AIMS IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY Chapter 9: Liberty and Literacy Today: Contemporary Perspectives Chapter 10: Teaching in a Public Institution: The Professionalization Movement Chapter 11: Social Diversity and Differentiated Schooling Today: Vocational and Liberal Ideals Chapter 12: Diversity and Equity Today: Defining the Challenge Chapter 13: Diversity and Equity Today: Meeting the Challenge (and more...)
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