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Clear, concise, and authoritative with scholarship that is often cited as a primary source, American Education brings up-to-date information and challenging perspectives to 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 profess...more
Paperback, 350 pages
Published April 5th 2007 by McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages (first published 1978)
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Mr. Brammer
A good overview of many the history and issues surrounding the U.S. education system. Many of the questions Spring raises are left unanswered, reflecting the complexity of education policy and politics. What's interesting is that these questions are not raised in the public sphere very often, even when debating a national reform movement like No Child Left Behind. People rarely consider what outcomes we expect from public education - informed citizens, workers competitive in the 21st C economy,...more
Aug 03, 2012 Kelli marked it as to-read
required reading...$65 for this little paperback...I don't think I'm going to like this book......actually I found what I read very interesting. It wasn't as boring or biased as I expected!
Rigatoni Baloney
Currently reading the 15th Edition of this book for my graduate class. Very current use of politics and legislative policy in the educational environment today.
In my opinion, this book should be REQUIRED READING for any educator, and for any parent that has a child in a public school. Extremely honest and relevant.
An excellently concise history of educational systems in the United States.
required reading EDA 505
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