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School and Society - 4th edition

School and Society (ISBN10: 0807744964; ISBN13: 9780807744963)
ISBN13: 978-0807744963
ISBN10: 0807744964

Summary: This widely used text has been expanded to include the most important issues in contemporary schooling, including:
  • A new section that utilizes the lenses of Functionalism, Conflict Theory, and Interpretivism to provide alternative readings of recent federal and state mandates regarding accountability, standards, and high-takes testing.
  • New references added to the useful Annotated Bibliography. <
    /UL> School and Society, Fourth Edition uses realistic case studies, dialogues, and open-ended questions designed to stimulate thinking about problems related to school and society, including curriculum reform, social justice, and competing forms of research. Written in a style that speaks directly to today's educator, this book tackles such crucial questions as: Do schools socialize students to become productive workers?
    • Does schooling reproduce social class and pass on ethnic and gender biases?
    • Can a teacher avoid passing on dominant social and cultural values?
    • What besides subjects do students really learn in schools?
    School and Society is one of the five books in the highly regarded Teachers College Press Thinking About Education Series, now in its Fourth Edition. All of the books in this series are designed to help pre- and in-service teachers bridge the gap between theory and practice.
    ...show more
Summary: This widely used text has been expanded to include the most important issues in contemporary schooling, including:
  • A new section that utilizes the lenses of Functionalism, Conflict Theory, and Interpretivism to provide alternative readings of recent federal and state mandates regarding accountability, standards, and high-takes testing.
  • New references added to the useful Annotated Bibliography.
School and Society, Fourth Edition uses realistic case studies, dialogues, and open-ended questions designed to stimulate thinking about problems related to school and society, including curriculum reform, social justice, and competing forms of research. Written in a style that speaks directly to today's educator, this book tackles such crucial questions as: Do schools socialize students to become productive workers?
  • Does schooling reproduce social class and pass on ethnic and gender biases?
  • Can a teacher avoid passing on dominant social and cultural values?
  • What besides subjects do students really learn in schools?
School and Society is one of the five books in the highly regarded Teachers College Press Thinking About Education Series, now in its Fourth Edition. All of the books in this series are designed to help pre- and in-service teachers bridge the gap between theory and practice. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 4TH 04
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Teacher's College Press
Published: 07/28/2004
International: No

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