Thinking about Schools A Foundations of Education Reader

ISBN-10: 0813344905
ISBN-13: 9780813344904
Edition: 2011
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Book details

List price: $78.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Westview Press
Publication date: 3/8/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Designed specifically for students with little or no education background,Thinking About Schoolsis an essential collection of classic and contemporary readings that provides a complete, balanced overview of educational foundations. Anchored in classic scholarship from the 1960s to today, this book also incorporates a number of thought-provoking popular essays that will engage students and encourage critical thinking about vital issues concerning the purpose of education, curriculum content, the roles and responsibilities of students and teachers, and new directions for education in the twenty-first century. In addition to selecting each reading for its impact and accessibility, editor Eleanor Blair Hilty further promotes student comprehension by including introductions, discussion questions, guides to further reading, and related resources for each of the five parts.

Preface
Introduction: The Questions That Guide Our Practice
What Are the Aims and Purposes of Education?
Introduction
Conflict and Consensus Revisited: Notes Toward a Reinterpretation of American Educational History
A Past for the Present: History, Education, and Public Policy
Intellectual Capital: A Civil Right
Learning from the Past
We Want It All
Additional Resources
Discussion Questions
Guide to Further Reading
Related Resources
What Should be the Content of the Curriculum?
Introduction
The Shifting Ground of Curriculum Thought and Everyday Practice
But That's Just Good Teaching! The Case for Culturally Relevant Pedagogy
The Banking Concept of Education
Markets, Standards, God, and Inequality
The Silenced Dialogue: Power and Pedagogy in Educating Other People's Children
Additional Resources
Discussion Questions
Guide to Further Reading
Related Resources
What are the Roles and Responsibilities of Teacher Leaders?
Introduction
Teachers as Transformative Intellectuals
On the Frontier of School Reform with Trailblazers, Pioneers, and Settlers
How to Build Leadership Capacity
Against the Grain
What Are We Doing Here? Building a Framework for Teaching
Additional Resources
Discussion Questions
Guide to Further Reading
Related Resources
What Are the Roles and Responsibilities of Students?
Introduction
Adequate Schools and Inadequate Education: The Life History of a Sneaky Kid
Educators, Homosexuality, and Homosexual Students: Are Personal Feelings Related to Professional Beliefs?
At-Risk Children and the Common School Ideal
Silencing and Nurturing Voice in an Improbable Context: Urban Adolecents in Public School
Standing for Students, Standing for Change
Additional Resources
Discussion Questions
Guide to Further Reading
Related Resources
What Are the Issues that Impact Twenty-First-Century Schools?
Introduction
Grouping the Gifted and Talented: Questions and Answers
Let's Declare Education a Disaster and Get On with Our Lives
The Professionally Challenged Teacher: Teachers Talk About School Failure
The Educational Costs of Standardization
From "Separate but Equal" to "No Child Left Behind": The Collision of New Standards and Old Inequalities
Closing the Achievement Gap by Detracking
Still Separate, Still Unequal: America's Educational Apartheid
Talking About Race, Learning About Racism: The Application of Racial Identity Development Theory in the Classroom
Come and Listen to a Story: Understanding the Appalachian Hillbilly in Popular Culture
Rethinking Education in a Technological World
Additional Resources
Discussion Questions
Guide to Further Reading
Related Resources
About the Editor and Contributors
Credits
Index

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