Thirteen Questions: Reframing Education's Conversation

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780820427690
  • Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/1995
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 344

Table of Contents

Preface to 2nd Edition
Introduction: The More Questions We Ask, The More Questions We Ask 1
Ch. I The Curriculum: What are the basics and are we teaching them? 13
Ch. II Power and Education: Who decides the forms schools have taken, and who should decide? 31
Ch. III Teachers Under Suspicion: Is it true that teachers aren't as good as they used to be? 59
Ch. IV Students Under Suspicion: Do students misbehave more than they used to? 77
Ch. V Teacher Education: What is good teaching, and how do we teach people to be good teachers? 97
Ch. VI Education and Democracy: Should the fact that we live in a democratic society make a difference in what our schools are like? 121
Ch. VII Women and Education: In what ways does gender affect the educational process? 139
Ch. VIII Race and Education: In what ways does race affect the educational process? 157
Ch. IX Socioeconomic Class and Education: In what ways does class affect the educational process? 191
Ch. X Media and the Schools: What is the Effect of Media on the Educational Experience of Children? 215
Ch. XI Educational Reform: What have been the effects of the attempts to improve education over the last decade? 237
Ch. XII Education as a Political Issue: What's missing in the public conversation about education? 265
Ch. XIII Educational Visions: What are schools for and what should we be doing in the name of education? 293
List of Contributors 315
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