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Clear, concise, and authoritativecompact and affordable, toowith scholarship that is often cited as a primary source, American Education brings up-to-date information and challenging perspectives to teacher educators classrooms. Revised every two years, American Education provides a fresh, concise, and up-to-date introduction to the historical, political, social, and legal foundations of education and to the profession of teaching in the United States. This edition introduces a new chapter reference guide to the No Child Left Behind Act, provides a fresh look at multiculturalism and multilingualism, and presents a new discussion of the link between schooling and the growing gap between rich and poor.

Book News Annotation:

In this text for pre-service teachers, Spring (Queens College, City University of New York) provides an understanding of the political, social, and economic forces shaping the direction of American education and their impact on classroom teachers' training, pedagogy, and content of instruction. Material on school and society looks at the history and goals of public schooling, equality of educational opportunity, student diversity, and multicultural and multilingual education. Later chapters examine power and control in American education, discussing local control and school choice, state and national control, high stakes testing, the teaching profession, textbooks and curriculum, and the relationship between the courts and the schools. This fourteenth edition of the text contains new material on topics such as legal definitions of race, global immigration, charter schools, cyber bullying, and for-profit global education corporations. Statistical tables have been updated, and there are new chapter openings as reader guides. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Joel Spring received his Ph.D. in educational policy studies from the University of Wisconsin. He is currently a Professor at Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His great-great-grandfather was the first Principal Chief of the Choctaw Nation in Indian Territory and his grandfather, Joel S. Spring, was a local district chief at the time Indian Territory became Oklahoma. He currently teaches at Queens College of the City University of New York. His major research interests are history of education, multicultural education, Native American culture, the politics of education, global education, and human rights education. He is the author of over twenty books and the most recent are How Educational Ideologies are Shaping Global Society; Education and the Rise of the Global Economy; The Universal Right to Education: Justification, Definition, and Guidelines; Globalization and Educational Rights; and Educating the Consumer Citizen: A History of the Marriage of Schools, Advertising, and Media.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780073378688
Author:
Spring, Joel
Publisher:
Academic Internet Publishers
Author:
Spring, Joel H.
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Author:
Spring Joel
Subject:
Education
Subject:
Educational equalization
Subject:
History
Subject:
Educational equalization -- United States.
Subject:
Education -- Political aspects -- United States.
Subject:
General education.
Subject:
Education-General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20091231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
319
Dimensions:
9.00x6.30x.60 in. .95 lbs.

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