American Schools, American Teachers: Issues and Perspectives

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American Schools, American Teachers: Issues and Perspectives provides a history and social commentary of education in the United States, as well as in-depth discussions about current issues. This text presents foundational aspects of education utilizing a thought provoking issues approach. It is a text about ideas that need to be considered, thought about, and discussed. The book is organized in three sections: history and background issues, issues in the classroom, and issues affecting education.

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American Schools, American Teachers: Issues and Perspectives provides a history and social commentary of education in the United States with an in-depth discussions about current issues. This is a text about ideas that need to be considered, thought about, and discussed. The book is organized in three sections. The first addresses historical perspectives and covers background issues such as Plato and Rousseau, the history of U.S. schooling, and the history of teachers. The second addresses teacher and classroom issues and deals with issues teachers encounter in the classrooms: girls and boys; race; urban, multicultural, and multilingual education; and special education. The final section addresses broader, “invisible” issues that affect education such as classroom control, the structure of education, testing, the effects of politics and popular culture, and school choice. The text begins with ancient Greece and ends with issues of testing, computers, privatizing schools, and George W. Bush.

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  • Full of information, everyday examples, and issues that should be engaged and discussed.
  • Example of issues teachers will find in their classrooms are presented at the beginning of each chapter.
  • Mainstream material and non-traditional material not found in other textbooks is covered.
  • The book is divided into three sections: history and background issues, issues in the classroom, and issues affecting education.
  • Written to help students get a sense of the reality of education and encourages discussion of the issues presented.
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