This expanded version of Taking Sides: Educational Issues is designed to introduce students to controversies in education. This version will retain all of the content of the twelfth edition and will feature 2 additional issues: "Can Merit Pay Accelerate School Improvement?" and "Has the Supreme Court Reconfigured American Education?"For additional support on this title, visit our student Web site Dushkin Online (www.dushkin.com/online/.
Table of ContentsPART 1. Enduring IssuesISSUE 1. Should Schooling Be Based on Social Experiences? YES: John Dewey, from Experience and Education (Macmillan, 1938) NO: Robert M. Hutchins, from The Conflict in Education in a Democratic Society (Harper & Row, 1953) ISSUE 2. Should the Curriculum Be Standardized for All? YES: Mortimer J. Adler, from “The Paideia Proposal: Rediscovering the Essence of Education,” American School Board Journal (July 1982) NO: John Holt, from Escape From Childhood (E. P. Dutton, 1974) ISSUE 3. Should Behaviorism Shape Educational Practices? YES: B. F. Skinner, from Beyond Freedom and Dignity (Alfred A. Knopf, 1971) NO: Carl R. Rogers, from Freedom to Learn for the Eighties (Merrill, 1983) ISSUE 4. Should Church-State Separation Be Maintained? YES: R. Freeman Butts, from “A History and Civics Lesson for All of Us,” Educational Leadership (May 1987) (and more...)