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ISBN-10: 019517030X

ISBN-13: 9780195170306

Edition: 2005

Authors: Susan Fuhrman, Marvin Lazerson

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From curriculum standards and testing to school choice and civic learning, issues in American education are some of the most debated in the United States. The Public Schools, a collection of essays by the nation's leading education scholars and professionals, is designed to inform the debate and stimulate change. In association with the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands and the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, The Public Schools is the first in a series of books commissioned to enhance public understanding of the nature and function of democratic institutions. A national advisory board--including, among others, Nancy Kassebaum Baker, David Boren, John…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/26/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 426
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Marvin Lazerson is the Howard P. and Judith R. Berkowitz Professor at the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania.

Directory of Contributors
General Introduction: The Public Schools as an Institution of American Constitutional Democracy
Education and Democracy: American Schooling in Context
Patriotic Purposes: Public Schools and the Education of Citizens
The Governance of Public Education
The Politics of Polarization: Education Debates in the United States
Schooling Citizens for Evolving Democracies
Teaching, Learning, and Working
Classroom Deliberations
The State of Civic Education: Preparing Citizens in an Era of Accountability
Working in Schools
Youth, Media, and Citizenship
Citizen Participation and Civic Engagement
Civic Capacity: What, Why, and from Whence
The Education of Democratic Citizens: Citizen Mobilization and Public Education
The Elusive Ideal: Civic Learning and Higher Education
Visions and Possibilities
Agency, Reciprocity, and Accountability in Democratic Education
Demographic Change and Democratic Education
School Choice and the Democratic Ideal of Free Common Schools
Afterword: Democratic Disagreement and Civic Education