Controversies Over The Purposes Of Schooling

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Controversies Over The Purposes Of Schooling And The Meaning Of Work

Author : Norman Benson
ISBN : 0819177717
Genre : Literary Collections
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This revised edition of the original, first published by UPA in 1986, is a collection of readings designed to help students clarify their understanding of the ongoing debate over the responsibilities of schools. Contents: Do the Public Schools Educate Children Beyond the Position They Must Occupy in Life? William T. Harris; The Democratic Conception in Education, John Dewey; Dare the School Build a New Social Order? George S. Counts; A Control of Education, Theodore Brameld; Technology and Community, Kenneth D. Benne; Significant Learning, Carl Rogers; Great Expectations and the Experience of Work, Seymour Sarason; The Motivation-Hygiene Theory, Frederick Harzberg; Three Theoretical Approaches to Work, Richard Lyons; Job and Work-Two Models for Society and Education, Arthur G. Wirth; Implementing Workplace Reforms in Schools, Norman Benson and Patricia Malone.
Category: Literary Collections

Disputing The Subject Of Sex

Author : Cris Mayo
ISBN : 0742526593
Genre : Education
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Sexuality remains a hotly debated subject, nowhere more so than in education. This perceptive and balanced book shows that discussions of sexuality and schooling can be simultaneously polarizing and democratizing. Disputing the Subject of Sex examines controversies over sex, AIDS, and gay-inclusive multicultural education, which offer especially fruitful opportunities to explore instances when community membership, schooling, and sexuality have collided. Rather than choosing sides, this book uses case studies, interviews with queer youth, and analysis of curricular texts to help readers understand how power dynamics play out in educational controversies and how they can guide us to new ideas about students' abilities to learn and relate ethically to one another about the subject of sex.
Category: Education

Character Education

Author : Anne Turnbaugh Lockwood
ISBN : UOM:39015039924926
Genre : Education
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Based on interviews with six people from research and practice, and all authorities in the field of character education and moral development, this book will be a guide to decision making as schools adopt positions on character education.
Category: Education

Federal Aid To States For School Construction

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor. Subcommittee on General Education
ISBN : IND:30000090613666
Genre : School buildings
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Category: School buildings

The Controversial Issues Being Faced In Education

Author : M. Scott Norton
ISBN : 9781475850444
Genre : Education
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M. Scott Norton discusses the major controversial issues facing K–12 education, including educational standards, gun control, funding, teacher licensure, and many more. The reader will be able to determine just how the controversial issues weigh heavily on school program success and student learning.
Category: Education

The Race Controversy In American Education 2 Volumes

Author : Lillian Dowdell Drakeford Ph.D.
ISBN : 9781440832642
Genre : Social Science
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In this unique two-volume work, expert scholars and practitioners examine race and racism in public education, tackling controversial educational issues such as the school-to-prison pipeline, charter schools, school funding, affirmative action, and racialized curircula. • Provides essays that are subjective and passionate yet grounded in scholarship and practical experience • Challenges assumptions about the roles race and racism play in educational policy and decision making • Offers ideas, strategies, and solutions aimed at decreasing racial inequality in public education • Addresses concerns related to a variety of historically marginalized student populations, including teen mothers, students with special needs, and immigrant populations • Examines global concerns associated with race, racism, and anti-racist pedagogy
Category: Social Science

Religion In Schools

Author : Robert Murray Thomas
ISBN : UOM:39015063315777
Genre : Religion
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Examines controversies surrounding religion in schools around the world.
Category: Religion

Does God Belong In Public Schools

Author : Kent Greenawalt
ISBN : 9781400826278
Genre : Education
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Controversial Supreme Court decisions have barred organized school prayer, but neither the Court nor public policy exclude religion from schools altogether. In this book, one of America's leading constitutional scholars asks what role religion ought to play in public schools. Kent Greenawalt explores many of the most divisive issues in educational debate, including teaching about the origins of life, sex education, and when--or whether--students can opt out of school activities for religious reasons. Using these and other case studies, Greenawalt considers how to balance the country's constitutional commitment to personal freedoms and to the separation of church and state with the vital role that religion has always played in American society. Do we risk distorting students' understanding of America's past and present by ignoring religion in public-school curricula? When does teaching about religion cross the line into the promotion of religion? Tracing the historical development of religion within public schools and considering every major Supreme Court case, Greenawalt concludes that the bans on school prayer and the teaching of creationism are justified, and that the court should more closely examine such activities as the singing of religious songs and student papers on religious topics. He also argues that students ought to be taught more about religion--both its contributions and shortcomings--especially in courses in history. To do otherwise, he writes, is to present a seriously distorted picture of society and indirectly to be other than neutral in presenting secularism and religion. Written with exemplary clarity and even-handedness, this is a major book about some of the most pressing and contentious issues in educational policy and constitutional law today.
Category: Education

Taking Sides

Author : Leonard Abbeduto
ISBN : 0072917237
Genre : Education
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Provides articles that debate such topics as ability-level tracking, bilingual education, moral education, zero-tolerance policies, and Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences.
Category: Education

Research In Education

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ISBN : MINN:31951T002428920
Genre : Education
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Category: Education

Controversy In The Classroom

Author : Diana E. Hess
ISBN : 9781135897352
Genre : Education
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In a conservative educational climate that is dominated by policies like No Child Left Behind, one of the most serious effects has been for educators to worry about the politics of what they are teaching and how they are teaching it. As a result, many dedicated teachers choose to avoid controversial issues altogether in preference for "safe" knowledge and "safe" teaching practices. Diana Hess interrupts this dangerous trend by providing readers a spirited and detailed argument for why curricula and teaching based on controversial issues are truly crucial at this time. Through rich empirical research from real classrooms throughout the nation, she demonstrates why schools have the potential to be particularly powerful sites for democratic education and why this form of education must include sustained attention to authentic and controversial political issues that animate political communities. The purposeful inclusion of controversial issues in the school curriculum, when done wisely and well, can communicate by example the essence of what makes communities democratic while simultaneously building the skills and dispositions that young people will need to live in and improve such communities.
Category: Education

Crisis Controversy And The Future Of Religious Education

Author : L. Philip Barnes
ISBN : 9781000730029
Genre : Education
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Crisis, Controversy and the Future of Religious Education sets out to provide a much-needed critical examination of recent writings that consider and respond to the crisis in religious education and more widely to a crisis in non-confessional forms of religious education, wherever practised. The book is critical, wide-ranging and provocative, giving attention to a range of responses, some limited to the particular situation of religious education in England and some of wider application, for example, that of the role and significance of human rights and that of the relevance of religious studies and theology to religious education. It engages with a variety of positions and with recent influential reports that make recommendations on the future direction of religious education. Constructively, it defends both confessional and non-confessional religious education and endorses the existing right of parental withdrawal. Controversially, it concludes that the case for including non-religious worldviews in religious education, and for the introduction of a statutory, ‘objective’ national religious education curriculum for all schools, are both unconvincing on educational, philosophical and evidential grounds. Timely and captivating, this book is a must-read for religious and theological educators, RE advisers, classroom teachers, student teachers and those interested in the field of religious education.
Category: Education

Teaching Controversial Issues

Author : Nel Noddings
ISBN : 9780807757802
Genre : Education
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In this book, eminent educational philosopher Nel Noddings and daughter Laurie Brooks explain how teachers can foster critical thinking through the exploration of controversial issues. The emphasis is on the use of critical thinking to understand and collaborate, not simply to win arguments. The authors describe how critical thinking that encourages dialogue across the school disciplines and across social/economic classes prepares students for participation in democracy. They offer specific, concrete strategies for addressing a variety of issues related to authority, religion, gender, race, media, sports, entertainment, class and poverty, capitalism and socialism, and equality and justice. The goal is to develop individuals who can examine their own beliefs, those of their own and other groups, and those of their nation, and can do so with respect and understanding for others' values. Book Features: Underscores the necessity of moral commitment in the use of critical thinking. Offers assistance for handling controversial issues that many teachers find unsettling. Proposes a way for students and teachers to work together across the disciplines.
Category: Education

Controversial History Education In Asian Contexts

Author : Mark Baildon
ISBN : 9781135014216
Genre : History
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This book examines both history textbook controversies AND teaching historical controversy in Asian contexts. The different perspectives provided by the book’s authors offer numerous insights, examples, and approaches for understanding historical controversy to provide a practical gold mine for scholars and practitioners. The book provides case studies of history textbook controversies ranging from treatments of the Nanjing Massacre to a comparative treatment of Japanese occupation in Vietnamese and Singaporean textbooks to the differences in history textbooks published by secular and Hindu nationalist governments in India. It also offers a range of approaches for teaching historical controversy in classrooms. These include Structured Academic Controversy, the use of Japanese manga, teaching controversy through case studies, student facilitated discussion processes, and discipline-based approaches that can be used in history classrooms. The book’s chapters will help educational researchers and curricularists consider new approaches for curriculum design, curriculum study, and classroom research.
Category: History

Taking Sides

Author : James William Noll
ISBN : UOM:39015016285598
Genre : Education
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This debate-style reader is designed to introduce students to controversies in education. The issues reflect viewpoints on fundamental issues such as: should school attendance be compelled; can charter schools revitalize public education, and do school uniforms promote safety and improve discipline. For additional support on this title, visit our student website Dushkin Online (www.dushkin.com/online/).
Category: Education

Controversies In Education

Author : Helen Proctor
ISBN : 9783319087597
Genre : Education
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This book is the outcome of a colloquium series organized by The University of Sydney in which leading and emerging researchers were invited to name what they took to be the deep flaws at the heart of contemporary educational and policy and practice in Australia and globally — to voice their potentially ‘heretical’ views on what most urgently needs to be done. The chapters in this collection are paired to offer two takes on each topic, from supplementing to critiquing to countering and most points in between. The issues addressed in this volume include: the place of education in national and international marketplaces, mass testing and standardisation, the future of ‘multiculturalism’ in schools, the public funding of private schools, the complicated relationship between evidence and policy and the shifting politics of inequality. This book is based on the idea that recognising deep disagreements on big issues is a necessary accompaniment to imagining and developing productive ways forward.
Category: Education