Exploring Socio-Cultural Themes in Education Readings in Social Foundations

ISBN-10: 0130164542

ISBN-13: 9780130164544

Edition: 2nd 2001

Authors: Joan H. Strouse
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Description: Appropriate for courses in social foundations of education or school and society courses. This text presents a unique opportunity to read many original source materials written by authors representing divergent points of view and a broad historical spectrum in the field of education. The author develops a personal philosophical perspective on the work of teaching; the function of schools in our society; and the relationships between education and productivity. It also provides exceptional coverage of community and the changing social, cultural, linguistic, and ethnic landscape of our society and its impact on schools, children, and teaching. Unlike most introductions to the profession, the issues raised in this book bring students face-to-face with themselves and with the challenging dilemmas they will confront as teachers. While subject matter knowledge and classroom management skills certainly are important to effective teaching, teachers must ultimately be responsive to students.

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Book details

List price: $90.60
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/19/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Education as Cultural Transmission
The Transmission of Culture
American Cultural Values
Social Structure and Education
Education: Its Nature and Its Role
Theories of Schooling and Society: The Functional and Conflict Paradigms
Socialization and Progress
The School and Social Progress
The Contribution of Schooling to the Learning of Norms: Independence, Achievement, Universalism, and Specificity
On Becoming a Reflective Teacher
Legitimation and Reproduction
Unequal Education and the Reproduction of the Social Division of Labour
Social Class and School Knowledge
Becoming Clerical Workers: Business Education and the Culture of Femininity
School Life
Student Social Class and Teacher Expectations: The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy in Ghetto Education
Education in a Multicultural Society: Our Future's Greatest Challenge
Education and Societal Inequality: Race, Gender, Class, and Ethnicity
Equality of Educational Opportunity
Multicultural Education: Historical Development, Dimensions, and Practice
Schools and the Struggle for Democracy: Themes for School Finance Policy
Transformational Educators
Inside the Classroom: Social Vision and Critical Pedagogy
Possible Lives
Seeing Color, Seeing Culture
Field Experiences
Suggested Guidelines for Students and Instructors
Practicum Experiences
Suggested Guidelines for Students and Instructors
Suggested Readings
Index
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