Solving Education's Problems Effectively

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Overview

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.
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Marcella Martin Kelly
There is a void in textbooks for real life applications. In Solving Education's Problems Effectively, Giordano provides good solid information, historical background, and real-life case studies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578869992
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/1/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 252
  • Product dimensions: 0.57 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Gerard Giordano is professor of education at the University of North Florida.
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Table of Contents

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Preface: The Case Method

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

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