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American Education -- now in its tenth edition -- continues its mission of providing a fresh, concise, and up-to-date introduction to the historical, political, social, and legal foundations of education and to the profession of teaching. Like previous editions, this one is notable for the way it challenges students and engages them in analysis and critical thinking about the role and purposes of schooling in American society. Revised every two years in order to guarantee current analysis of the very latest developments in today’s educational issues, American Education's critical and broad scope make it an ideal text for beginning and advanced study of today's schools.

Clear, concise, and authoritative -- compact and affordable, too -- with scholarship that is often cited as a primary source, American Education brings up-to-date information and challenging perspectives to teacher educators’ classrooms. For this revision all chapters were updated and extensive new material was added on race, gender, and special needs; attempts to impose the culture of the school on other cultures, specifically Mexican-American, Puerto Rican, Asian, and Native American culture; the differences between local, state, and federal control of schools and the role of high-stakes tests in the control of schools.

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Joel Spring, professor of education at the New School University, received his Ph.D. in educational policy studies from the University of Wisconsin. His father was born a citizen of the Choctaw Nation in Indian Territory prior to the abolishment of the Choctaw government and the creation of Oklahoma. Professor Spring’s current interest in Native American culture and history is a reflection of his Indian background. His major research interests are the history of education, multicultural education, Native American culture, and the politics of education. Professor Spring is the author of many books including The Cultural Transformation of a Native American Family and Its Tribe 1763-1995: A Basket of Apples; Images of American Life: A History of Ideological Management in Schools, Movies, Radio, and Television; and Political Agendas for Education: From the Christian Coalition to the Green Party. For McGraw-Hill Professor Spring has authored American Education; Wheels in the Head: Educational Philosophies of Authority, Freedom, and Culture from Socrates to Human Rights; The Intersection of Cultures: Multicultural Education in the United States and the Global Economy; Deculturalization and the Struggle for Equality: A Brief History of the Education of Dominated Cultures in the United States, and Conflict of Interests: The Politics of American Education.

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