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Critical Social Issues in American Education Democracy and Meaning in a Globalizing World

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ISBN-10: 080584452X

ISBN-13: 9780805844528

Edition: 3rd 2004 (Revised)

Authors: H. Svi Shapiro, David E. Purpel, David E. Purpel, David E. Purpel

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This text-reader brings together powerful readings that critically situate issues of education in the context of the major cultural, moral, political, economic, ecological, and spiritual crises that confront us as a nation and a global community. It provides a focus and a conceptual framework for thinking about education in light of these issues. Readers are exposed to the thinking of some of the best and most insightful social and educational commentators. Critical Social Issues in American Education: Democracy and Meaning in a Globalizing World, Third Edition,is intended to work on two levels. First, it helps readers to develop an awareness of how education is connected to the wider…    
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Book details

List price: $81.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 7/16/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 520
Size: 6.38" wide x 9.13" long x 1.10" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Social Justice and Democracy: Unmet Promises
For Richer
Funding Accountability: States, Courts, and Public Responsibility
Democracy's High School? Social Change and American Secondary Education in the Post-Conant Era
Creating New Inequalities: Contradictions of Reform
Illusions of Progress: Business as Usual
Higher Education as a Public Good
Schools for Sale: Consumerism, Corporate Culture, and Public Education
Profits Without People
Kids for Sale: Corporate Culture and the Challenge of Public Schooling
The Littleton Tragedy
Commercial Culture and the Assault on Children's Character
Goals 2000: The Triumph of Vulgarity and the Legitimation of Social Injustice
Marginality and Difference: The Fractured Community
Becoming Educated: A Journey of Alienation or Integration?
English-Only Triumphs, but the Costs Are High
What About the Boys?
Race and the Achievement Gap
What Matthew Shepard Would Tell Us: Gay and Lesbian Issues in Education
A Parent's Dilemma: Public vs. Jewish Education
Critique and Hope: Moral and Spiritual Perspectives on Education
From Local Control to Government and Corporate Takeover of School Curriculum: The No Child Left Behind Act and the Reading First Program
Public School Reform: The Mismeasure of Education
Care and Moral Education
Education and Spirituality
The Spiritual Transformation of Education
Social Justice, Curriculum, and Spirituality
Globalization and Education: The 21st-Century Challenge
Threats and Temps
Education and the Dilemmas of Modernism: Towards an Ecozoic Vision
Identity in the Globalizing World
The Transformation of Political Community: Rethinking Democracy in the Context of Globalization
Lessons of September 11: What Should Schools Teach?
Author Index
Subject Index