American Education

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McGraw-Hill, 2002 - Education - 305 pages
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"Clear, concise, and authoritative, American Education brings issues and challenging perspectives to teacher educators' classrooms. Revised every two years, the text provides an up-to-date introduction to the historical, political, social, and legal foundations of education and to the profession of teaching in the United States."--BOOK JACKET.

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Currently reading the 15th Edition of this book for my graduate class. Very current use of politics and legislative policy in the educational environment today. Read full review

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In my opinion, this book should be REQUIRED READING for any educator, and for any parent that has a child in a public school. Extremely honest and relevant. Read full review

Contents

The Purposes of Public Schooling
5
The Profession of Teaching
24
Teachers Unions and Teacher Politics
48
Copyright

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About the author (2002)

Joel Spring is on the faculty at Queens College of the City University of New York. His many publications include "Political Agendas for Education: From the Religious Right to the Green Party, Third Edition; Globalization and Educational Rights: An Intercivilizational Analysis; The Universal Right to Education: Justification, Definition, and Guidelines; Education and the Rise of the Global Economy; The Cultural Transformation of a Native American Family and Its Tribe 1763-1995; American Education, Twelfth Edition; The American School 1642-2000, Fifth Edition; Deculturalization and the Struggle for Equality: A Brief History of the Education of Dominated Cultures in the United States, Fourth Edition; Wheels in the Head: Educational Philosophies of Authority, Freedom, and Culture From Socrates to Paulo Freire, Second Edition; " and "Conflicts of Interest: The Politics of American Education, Fourth Edition." He is the series editor of the Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education. This series focuses on studies of public and private institutions, the media, and academic disciplines that contribute to educating--in the broadest sense--students and the general public.

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