Pushing the Envelope

Pushing the Envelope : Critical Issues in Education

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For Foundations of Education, Introduction to Education, Philosophy of Education, Current Issues in Education, and Education Policy.

This casebook offers 27 research-based cases that explore current and controversial issues in education; the stakeholders involved in education-parents, teachers, administrators and other professionals; and the groups affected by educational controversies-the disenfranchised, those with special needs, liberals, conservatives, reformists, radicals, scientists, technocrats, humanists, and artists. The provocative writing style that asks "why" and "what if" in a way no other text does, is intended to stimulate and provoke students to reflect on-and hopefully modify-their own ideas and values that will shape their teaching.
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  • Paperback | 300 pages
  • 186 x 234 x 18mm | 521.64g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0130990906
  • 9780130990907

Table of contents


To the Reader.


Introduction: About the Author's Intent.

1. Philosophizing About Philosophy.
2. The Influence of the Educational Pioneers.
3. Teacher and Teenager Involved.
4. Cracking Down on Student Culprits.
5. Condoms or Abstinence.

6. U.S. History CD-ROM Stirs Up Storm.
7. Detracking and Doing Away with Honors Classes.
8. Pushing for Tougher Standards.
9. Accountability: The Finger Is Pointing Elsewhere.
10. Television as the First School System.
11. Distance Education Is Closer Than We Think.

12. Why Teach?
13. Teacher Preparation: What Course? How Many?
14. Finding a Teaching Position: Cakewalk or Hurdle.
15. Adjusting to Your New Job: A Matter of Philosphy and Principle.
16. The Reality of Teaching.
17. Teaching Conditions and Contracts.

18. Financing Teacher Salaries.
19. Year-Round Schooling Debate: Two Distinct Sides.
20. Baseball in Yankee Heights - and the Cost of Schools.
21. Preparing for Suburban School Desegregation.

22. Race and School Reform.
23. A New Form of Bilingualism.
24. Inclusion: How Far Should It Go?
25. Programs for Gifted Students.
26. Part I: Diversity in a Global Village.
27. Part II: International Test Comparisons.
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