Taking sides. Clashing views on controversial educational issues / selected, edited, and with introductions by James Wm. Noll.
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- ISBN: 0073191531 (pbk.)
- Physical Description: xxii, 442 pages ; 24 cm
- Edition: 13th expanded ed.
- Publisher: Dubuque, Iowa : McGraw-Hill/Dushkin, 
- Copyright: ©2006
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
pt. 1. Enduring issues -- Should schooling be based on social experiences? -- Should the curriculum be standardized for all? -- Should behaviorism shape educational practices? -- Should church-state separation be maintained? -- Should school attendance be compelled? -- pt. 2. Current fundamental issues -- Can "character education" reverse moral decline? -- Should multiculturalism permeate the curriculum? -- Can federal initiatives rescue failing schools? -- Do high-stakes assessments improve learning? -- Have public schools failed society? -- pt. 3. Current specific issues -- Has the Supreme Court reconfigured American education? -- Can charter schools revitalize public education? -- Have public schools adequately accommodated religion? -- Is full inclusion of disabled students desirable? -- Is size crucial to school improvement? -- Should bilingual education programs be abandoned? -- Does school violence warrant a zero-tolerance policy? -- Should homework be abolished? -- Should technology lead the quest for better schools? -- Can merit pay accelerate school improvement? -- Should alternative teacher training be encouraged? -- pt. 3 Bonus issues -- Can the public schools produce good citizens? -- Has resegregation diminished the impact of Brown?
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