American Education: Purpose and Promise

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Wadsworth, 1997 - Education - 388 pages
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This text offers a fully-developed narrative on the philosophical/historic foundations of school, contemporary policy problems in education, and issues of classroom practice. The text deals with events and people that influenced curriculum formulations, with the focus fixed on questions about what we should teach, how we should teach, and why we should teach. Diversity is emphasized throughout the text. The authors use many real-life vignettes and examples and applications.

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Contents

The Emerging Public School in Colonial America
4
Regional Differences
12
the historical context The Lancaster Method
22
web points Land Grant Legislation
31
The Ascendancy of the Traditional Liberal Arts
37
scholarly voices Hutchins on the Virtues of Developing the Mind
43
objects of teaching Montessoris Didactic Materials
54
web points Institute for Learning Technologies
60
Key Terms
221
The Culture of Schooling
227
objects of teaching The Most Popular Literature in High School
234
the school experience in literature Searching at Leal Middle School
240
web points National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education
247
Historical Epochs of Reform Since Midcentury
253
scholarly voices The Romantics
259
THE CONTEMPORARY DEBATE School Choice
265

PART
90
School Governance
97
web points The Department of Education
103
THE SCHOOL EXPERIENCE IN LITERATURE Mrs Hawkins
110
from the editorial page Personal Prayer is Not Illegal
122
chapter 5 The Question of School Equity
129
student voices Student Statements About Learning in Different Curriculum
137
the historical context Percentage of Black Children in Majority White
143
The Gender of Schooling
150
from the editorial page Shortchanging Girls
154
American Education in the International Context
164
Using the SAT to Measure Successful Schools
178
objects of teaching Items from the NAEP Test on Historical Knowledge
203
THE contemporary debate School Readiness
209
Key Terms
280
Academic Growth
305
Vocational Growth
313
Americas Teachers
320
Sources for Professional DecisionMaking
332
objects of teaching Developing Instructional Activities
344
the contemporary debate Testing Academic Freedom
351
Popular Methods of Control
357
Redefining Control
358
Motivation and Intrinsic Control
371
Key Terms
378
SUBJECT INDEX
386
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About the author (1997)

University of Iowa

Kip Tellez is Associate Professor in the Education Department at the University of California-Santa Cruz. Prior to joining UCSC in 2000, he taught elementary and high school in east Los Angeles county. His instructional focus has always been on teaching English-language learners. An interest in educational linguistics led him to earn his PhD at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California. After graduate school, he began his first academic position at the University of Houston, where he taught courses on methods and theories of second language education, while also working to initiate two-way dual immersion programs in the Houston/Galveston area. At UCSC he has continued his research on language teaching and learning, while also teaching the English Learning Development courses in the Masters/Credential program. He is currently serving as the chair of the Education Department. Combining his interests in English-language teaching with teacher education, he has published articles in journals such as the "Journal of Teacher Education", "Teaching and Teacher Education", and "The Bilingual Research Journal". He also published an edited book (with Hersh Waxman) in 2006 titled, "Preparing Quality Educators for English Language Learners".

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