Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Educational Issues

Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Educational Issues

by James Wm. Noll
     
 

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Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Educational Issues, Fifteenth Edition Expanded is a debate-style reader designed to introduce students to controversies in education. The readings, which represent the arguments of leading educators and social commentators, reflect opposing positions and have been selected for their liveliness and substance and because of their

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Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Educational Issues, Fifteenth Edition Expanded is a debate-style reader designed to introduce students to controversies in education. The readings, which represent the arguments of leading educators and social commentators, reflect opposing positions and have been selected for their liveliness and substance and because of their value in a debate framework.

For each issue, the editor provides a concise introduction and postscript summary. The introduction sets the stage for the debate as it is argued in the "yes" and "no" readings. The postscript briefly reviews the opposing opinions and suggests additional readings on the controversial issue under discussion.

By requiring students to analyze contradictory positions and reach considered judgments, Taking Sides actively develops students' critical thinking skills. It is this development of critical thinking skills that is the ultimate purpose of each of the volumes in the widely acclaimed Taking Sides program.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780073514970
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
03/17/2006
Series:
Taking Sides Ser.
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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