American Education

American Education

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Joel Spring's American Education introduces readers to the historical, political, social, and legal foundations of education and to the profession of teaching in the United States. In his signature straightforward and concise approach to describing complex issues, Spring illuminates events and topics and that are often overlooked or whitewashed, giving students the opportunity to engage in critical thinking about education. In this edition he looks closely at the global context of education in the U.S. Featuring current information and challenging perspectives-with scholarship that is often cited as a primary source, students will come away from this clear, authoritative text informed on the latest topics, issues, and data and with a strong knowledge of the forces shaping of the American educational system. Changes in the 17th Edition include new and updated material and statistics on * economic theories related to "skills" education and employability * the conflict between a skills approach and cultural diversity * political differences regarding education among the Republican, Democratic, Libertarian and Green parties * social mobility and equality of opportunity as related to schooling * global migration and student diversity in US schools * charter schools and home schoolingshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 346 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 20.32mm | 476g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 17th Revised edition
  • 43 black & white tables
  • 1138850934
  • 9781138850934

About Joel Spring

Joel Spring is a Professor at Queens College/City University of New York and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, more

Table of contents

PART ONE: School and Society Chapter 1 The History and Political Goals of Public Schooling Chapter 2 The Social Goals of Schooling Chapter 3 Education And Equality of Opportunity Chapter 4 The Economic Goals of Schooling: Human Capital, Global Economy, and Preschool Chapter 5 Equality of Educational Opportunity: Race, Gender, and Special Needs Chapter 6 Student Diversity Chapter 7 Multicultural and Multilingual Education PART TWO Power and Control in American Education Chapter 8 Local Control, Choice, Charter Schools, and Home Schooling Chapter 9 Power and Control at State and National Levels Chapter 10 The Profession of Teaching Chapter 11 Globalization of Education Indexshow more

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