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American Education

ISBN-10: 007802434X
ISBN-13: 9780078024344
Edition: 15th 2012
Authors: Joel Spring
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List price: $120.00
Edition: 15th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 5/16/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Clear, concise, and authoritativecompact and affordable, toowith scholarship that is often cited as a primary source, American Educationbrings up-to-date information and challenging perspectives to teacher educators' classrooms. Revised every two years, American Educationprovides a fresh, concise, and up-to-date introduction to the historical, political, social, and legal foundations of education and to the profession of teaching in the United States.

Joel Spring received his Ph.D. in educational policy studies from the University of Wisconsin. He is currently a Professor at Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His great-great-grandfather was the first Principal Chief of the Choctaw Nation in Indian Territory and his grandfather, Joel S. Spring, was a local district chief at the time Indian Territory became Oklahoma. He currently teaches at Queens College of the City University of New York.His major research interests are history of education, multicultural education, Native American culture, the politics of education, global education, and human rights education. He is the author of over twenty books and the most recent are How Educational Ideologies are Shaping Global Society; Education and the Rise of the Global Economy; The Universal Right to Education: Justification, Definition, and Guidelines; Globalization and Educational Rights; and Educating the Consumer Citizen: A History of the Marriage of Schools, Advertising, and Media.

Preface
School and Society
The History and Political Goals of Public Schooling
Historical Goals of Schooling
Political Goals of Schooling
Censorship and American Political Values
Courts and Political Values
Political Values and State and National Curriculum Standards
The Fruits of Political Education
Conclusion
Suggested Readings and Works Cited in Chapter
The Social Goals of Schooling
The Problem of Determining Moral Values: Religion and Secularism
Moral Values and Sex Education
School Values and Gay and Lesbian Youth
Character Education
Do public Schools Reduce Crime?
School Crime: Student Violence
School Crime: Bullying and Cyberbullying
Promoting National Health: Nutrition
Promoting National Health: Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Building Community through Extracurricular Activities
Conclusion
Suggested Readings and Works Cited in Chapter
Education and Equality of Opportunity
The Relationship between Schools and Equality of Opportunity
School Models for Equality of Opportunity
The Common-School Model
The Sorting-Machine Model
The High-Stakes Testing Model
Education and Income
The Bias of Labor Market Conditions on Educational Attainment, Income, and Gender
White Privilege: Race, Educational Attainment, and Income
The Asian Advantage: Race, Household Income, and Education
Schooling: Are Schools Contributing to the Rich Getting Richer and the Poor Getting Poorer?
Rich and Poor School Districts
Social Class and At-Risk Students
The End of the American Dream: School Dropouts
Tracking and Ability Grouping
Social Reproduction
Conclusion
Suggested Readings and Works Cited in Chater
The Economic Goals of Schooling: Human Capital, Global Economy, and Preschool
Human Capital Theory
Schooling and the Global Knowledge Economy
School Curriculum and the Global Economy
The Human Capital Education Paradigm and Lifelong Learning
Can investment in Schools Grow the Economy?
Preschool and Human Capital Theory
The Perry Preschool Study
Child-Rearing and Social and Cultural Capital
Family Learning and School Success
Conclusion
Suggested Readings and Works Cited in Chapter
Equality of Educational Opportunity: Race, Gender, and Special Needs
The Legal Problem in Defining Race
Defining Race after the 1965 Immigration Act
The 2010 Census and Race
The Fourteenth Amendment and Equality of Educational Opportunity
Desegregating Schools
School Segregation today
Second-Generation Segregation
The Struggle for Equal Education for Women
Students with Disabilities
Public Law 94-142: Education for All Handicapped Children Act
Disability Categories
Writing an IEP
Inclusion
Inclusion and No Child Left Behind
An Inclusion Success Story
The Inclusion Debate
Conclusion
Suggested Readings and Works Cited in Chapter
Student Diversity
Global Migration and the Immigration Act of 1965
Mexican American Students and U.S. Schools
Asian American Students and U.S. Schools
Native American Students and U.S. Schools
Educational Experiences of Immigrants to the United States
The Language of the Schools
Languages of School-Age Children
Are U.S. Teachers Prepared for Language Diversity?
Conclusion
Suggested Readings and Works Cited in Chapter
Multicultural and Multilingual Education
Cultural Differences in Knowing and Seeing the World
Biculturalism: Collectivist and Individualist Societies
The Differences among Dominant, Dominated, and Immigrant Cultures
Dominated Cultures: John Ogbu
Empowerment through Multicultural Education: James Banks, Sonia Nieto, and Critical Pedagogy
Empowerment through Multicultural Education: Racism
Teaching about Racism
Empowerment through Multicultural Education: Sexism
Educating for Economic Power: Lisa Delpit
Ethnocentric Education
Bilingual Education and English Language Acquisition: No Child Left Behind
English Language Acquisition Act of 2001
Globalization: Language and Cultural Rights
Conclusion
Suggested Readings and Works Cited in Chapter
Power and Control in American Education
Local Control, Choice, Charter Schools, and Home Schooling
The Education Chair
School Boards
School Choice
School Choice and Religion
National Public School Choice Plan: No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
Charter Schools
What Is a Charter School?
Three Examples of Charter Schools
For-Profit Companies and Charters
For-Profit Global Education Corporations
Home Schooling
Conclusion
Suggested Readings and Works Cited in Chapter
Power and Control at State and National Levels: Political Party Platforms and High-Stakes Testing
Source of Federal Influence over Local School Policies
No Child Left Behind as Categorical Federal Aid
Increasing State Involvement in Schools
The Federal Role in Education: Republican and Democratic National Party Platforms
Example of Federal Power: President Obama's Race to the Top
Fedeal and State Control through High-Stakes Tests and Academic Standards
Consequences of Federal and State Control through High-Stakes Testing
Federal and State Control Mandated Tests and Equality of Opportunity
Problems in Federal Control: Testing Students with Disabilities and English Language Learners
Does Federally Mandated High-Stakes Testing Work?
Does Federal Testing Policy Promote Unethical Behavior?
The Federal Government Decides the Reading War: No Child Left Behind
Conclusion
Suggested Readings and Works Cited in Chapter
The Profession of Teaching
The Changing Roles of American teachers
No Child Left Behind: Highly Qualified Teachers
The Rewards of Teaching
Working Conditions
Teacher Turnover
Teachers' Unions and Teacher Politics
A Brief History of the National Education Association (NEA)
A Brief History of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
Difference between the Two Union
Performance-Based Pay
Should Teachers Strike?
Teachers' Rights
Teachers' Liability
Teachers' Private Lives
Conclusion
Suggested Readings and Works Cited in Chapter
Globalization of Education
Dominant Global Educational Ideology: Human capital and Consumerism
OECD and Human Capital Theory
World Bank and Human Capital Education theory
Global Education Business
Global Business and Global Testing Services: Standardization of Subjects and Global Intercultural English
Shadow Education Industry and Cram Schools
Franchising the Shadow Education System
Conclusion: Long life and Happines
Suggested Readings and Works Cited in Chapter
Index

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