Standards and Schooling in the United States: An Encyclopedia, Volume 1

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Joe L. Kincheloe, Danny K. Weil
ABC-CLIO, 2001 - History - 1208 pages

The nation's demand for more sophisticated knowledge workers who can easily access information using computers requires that they be able to interpret that information, judge and assess it, and give it meaning. In short, students must be taught how to think. Is education as it now exists in the United States a mere memorization and regurgitation of facts? If so, is this a pseudo-education?

In this three volume encyclopedia, a 100 page introductory overview and 41 essays by top scholars present a new vision of education--and educational rigor--in a variety of classroom contexts and subject areas. Essays cover the most important issues in education today: the purpose of education, regulating teachers, school accreditation, testing, nontraditional schools, bilingual education, justice and education, the politics of education, learning theory and cognition, and opposition to standards and more. The encyclopedia also includes a historical timeline of educational reform and an annotated bibliography.

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
ADMINISTRATION
105
EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS
125
ART
145
BEST PRACTICES
159
BILINGUAL EDUCATION
169
CALIFORNIA STATE STANDARDS
183
CERTIFICATION OF TEACHERS
203
PHILOSOPHICAL ANALYSIS AND STANDARD
719
POLITICS OF EDUCATION
735
PURPOSES OF EDUCATION
745
QUEER SEXUALITY
773
REDUCTIONISM
795
REGULATING TESTING
819
SCHOOL ACCREDITATION
829
SCIENCE
855

REINTERPRETING TEACHER CERTIFICATION STANDARDS
229
CLASS AND SOCIOECONOMICS
245
CONSEQUENCES OF STANDARDS
259
CURRICULUM
267
DEMOCRACY
297
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
313
EPISTEMOLOGY
325
AN EXAMINATION AND REDESCRIPTION OF EPISTEMOLOGY
397
EVALUATION
419
FLORIDA STATE STANDARDS
429
FUNCTIONALISM
481
GOALS OF STANDARDS
505
HISTORY
535
INTERPRETATION
553
JUSTICE AND EDUCATION
577
KNOWLEDGE
609
LEARNING THEORY AND COGNITION
623
MEDIATED LEARNING
667
MULTICULTURALISM
695
NONTRADITIONAL SCHOOLS
703
OPPOSITION TO STANDARDS
711
SOCIAL STUDIES
879
SOCIAL EDUCATION AND STANDARDSBASED REFORM
909
SUBJECT MATTER AND CONTENT
929
TEACHER EDUCATION
957
TESTING
983
TEXAS STATE STANDARD
995
STANDARDS FOR TEXAS SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
1009
A CRISIS IN HIGHER EDUCATION
1021
THE EXCET TEACHER EXAMS
1027
A LEGAL CHALLENGE TO STANDARDIZED TESTING IN TEXAS
1037
A POSTFORMAL CONVERSATION ABOUT STANDARDIZATION AND ACCOUNTABILITY IN TEXAS
1057
ASSESSMENT OF TEACHER PREPARATION PROGRAMS IN TEXAS
1075
URBAN EDUCATION
1083
VOCATIONAL AND WORK EDUCATION
1097
WORKING WITH KNOWLEDGE
1121
HISTORICAL TIMELINE FOR EDUCATIONAL REFORM AND STANDARDS
1137
SELECTED PRINT AND NONPRINT RESOURCES
1151
ABOUT THE EDITORS AND CONTRIBUTORS
1159
INDEX
1165
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Joe L. Kincheloe is professor of education at City University of New York Graduate Center, New York, NY and Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY where he holds the Belle Zeller Chair of public policy and administration.

Danny Weil is professor of philosophy and critical thinking at Allen Hancock College in Santa Maria, CA and the director of the Critical Thinking Institute that serves educators and organizations throughout the world.

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