Public Purpose of Education and Schooling

ISBN-10: 0787909343
ISBN-13: 9780787909345
Edition: 1997
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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/12/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.38" wide x 9.37" long x 0.85" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

"I have been waiting for this book for a decade. In an age in which the national debate on school reform is concerned principally with tactics and process, this volume focuses on the most important of all questions. What is the purpose of school? How do we know if a school is working? The authors are the most highly regarded names in education. This is an important book for anyone interested in schooling in America today."-- Arthur Levine, president, Teachers College, Columbia University

Introduction: The Changing Purposes of Education and Schooling: A Look Back
Concepts
Public Schooling: Education for Democracy
The Meanings of? Public Education?
Education, Equity, and the Right to Learn
On Restoring Public and Private Life
Toward a Democratic Rhetoric of Schooling
Democracy: Do We Really Want It?
Conversations
Education for Civility and Civitas
Prospects for Reform (Conversation with the Audience)
A Public Agenda?
Reprise and a Look Ahead

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