American Education

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McGraw-Hill, 1998 - Education - 296 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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Spring, writes about what really goes on within education and ergo, society! This is my go to book when I want my graduate and undergrad students to get clarity on issues of what is really happening, and influencing our decision making in education.

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Reviewed this book in preparation for my Ph.D. comp exams. Read it in a program a long time ago. This book has nice, concise chapters about how American Education came to be. Read full review


The Purposes of Public Schooling
The Profession of Teaching
Teachers Unions and Teacher Politics

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About the author (1998)

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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