Clashing Views on Educational Issues

ISBN-10: 0078049970

ISBN-13: 9780078049972

Edition: 16th 2011

Authors: James Noll

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Taking Sidesvolumes present current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a postscript or challenge questions.Taking Sidesreaders feature an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites. An online Instructor's Resource Guide with testing material is available for each volume.Using Taking Sides in the Classroomis also an excellent instructor resource. Visit for more details.
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List price: $43.44
Edition: 16th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 2/8/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

James Noll has worked as a sandwich maker, a yogurt dispenser, a day care provider, a video store clerk, a day care provider (again), a summer camp counselor, a waiter, a prep. cook, a sandwich maker (again), a line cook, a security guard, a line cook (again), a waiter (again), a bartender, a librarian, and a teacher. Somewhere in there he played drums in punk rock bands, recorded several albums, and wrote dozens of short stories and a handful of novels. He has published short fiction and poetry in Whurk ( and The Fredericksburg Literary Review ( Visit him online at:

Basic Theoretical Issues
Should Schooling Be Based on Social Experiences?
Should the Curriculum Be Standardized for All?
Should Behaviorism Shape Educational Practices?
Is Constructivism the Best Philosophy of Education?
Should Global Competition Steer School Reform?
Current Fundamental Issues
Are Truly Democratic Classrooms Possible?
Has the Supreme Court Reconfigured American Education?
Is No Child Left Behind Irretrievably Flawed?
Does a "Deficit Model" Serve Poor Children Well?
Should "Public Schooling" Be Redefined?
Current Specific Issues
Are Undocumented Immigrants Entitled to Public Education?
Has the Time Arrived for Universal Preschool?
Is Privatization the Hope of the Future?
Is the Inclusive Classroom Model Workable?
Can Current High School Reform Curtail Dropouts?
Is "Intelligent Design" a Threat to the Curriculum?
Are Single-Sex Schools and Classes Effective?
Can Zero Tolerance Violate Students Rights?
Do Computers Negatively Affect Student Growth?
Should Alternative Teacher Training Be Encouraged?
Can Merit Pay Accelerate School Improvement?
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