Solving Education's Problems Effectively

Solving Education's Problems Effectively

by Gerard Giordano
     
 

ISBN-10: 1578869994

ISBN-13: 9781578869992

Pub. Date: 02/01/2009

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Rich in practical information about the history of American education, Solving Education's Problems Effectively encourages readers to analyze, prioritize, and synthesize historical information by applying it to current situations. Using more than thirty case studies, Gerard Giordano suggests solutions to issues that plague educators across the nation-from textbook…  See more details below

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Rich in practical information about the history of American education, Solving Education's Problems Effectively encourages readers to analyze, prioritize, and synthesize historical information by applying it to current situations. Using more than thirty case studies, Gerard Giordano suggests solutions to issues that plague educators across the nation-from textbook quality to gender, race, and religion biases. The case studies are accompanied by activities to prompt educators to higher levels of thinking about the problems they face.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578869992
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
02/01/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
0.57(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables vii

Preface: The Case Method ix

1 Teachers: Using the Past to Understand the Present 1

2 Instruction: Selecting Reading as the Base for Education 25

3 Learners: Helping Urban and Immigrant Students 45

4 Learners: Demanding Opportunities for Minority Students 61

5 Curriculum: Promoting Quality with Textbooks 77

6 Learners: Dealing with Gender and Religious Biases 99

7 Politics: Dealing with Domestic Problems 115

8 Politics: Responding to War 133

9 Politics: Reacting to Organized Labor 157

10 Curriculum: Promoting Quality with Tests 177

11 Learners: Helping Students with Disabilities 193

Epilogue: The Case Method Redux 213

References 217

Author Index 223

Subject Index 233

About the Author 239

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