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American Education / Edition 17

American Education / Edition 17

by Joel Spring
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Featuring current information and challenging perspectives on the latest issues and forces shaping the American educational system—with scholarship that is often cited as a primary source, Joel Spring 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, concise approach to describing complex issues, he illuminates events and topics that are often overlooked or whitewashed, giving students the opportunity to engage in critical thinking about education. Students come away informed on the latest topics, issues, and data and with a strong knowledge of the forces shaping the American educational system.

Thoroughly updated throughout, the 18th edition of this clear, authoritative text remains fresh and up to date, reflecting the many changes in education that have occurred since the publication of the previous edition. Topics and issues addressed and analyzed include

• The decline of the Common Core State Standards, particularly as result of a Republican-controlled administration currently in place

• Increasing emphasis on for-profit education, vouchers, charter schools and free-market competition between schools, expected to surge with the appointment of the new U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos

• Current debates about immigration and "Dreamers"—new statistics on immigrant education, discussion of education proposals to accommodate the languages, cultures and religions of newly arrived immigrants

• New education statistics on school enrollments, dropouts, education and income, school segregation, charter schools and home languages

• The purposes of education as presented in the 2016 platforms of the Republican, Democratic, Green, and Libertarian parties

• Discussions around transgender students

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138850934
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/26/2015
Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education Series
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 346
Sales rank: 287,163
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

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

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


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