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Teachers, Schools, And Society

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This text presents an overview of education in America. It provides in-depth commentary on educational history, philosophy, and governance, while giving special attention to current critical topics such as the changing federal role in educational finance.
Hardcover, 473 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by McGraw-Hill (first published January 1st 1991)
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Terri Lynn
It took me a while to read this in bits and pieces. For a textbook it was extremely readable , easy to understand, full of real life examples and extras and links to good websites.

This book covers an introduction to education from the teacher's point of view. There is some coverage of the history of education but mostly there is very practical and useful information that a prospective teacher will actually be able to use. The writers approach the task as if they are having a friendly conversati
While I have no problems with the actual information in the text, nor with how it's presented, the authors do throw in a lot of asides that make it seem amateurish. Passages will end with a segment directed at the reader which isn't something I expect from a textbook. I understand that they're trying to make it seem "hip," but it comes off as most attempts do: a skinny teacher in a backwards ball cap trying to rap so that kids know that he's "down." There's a section at the end of every third ch ...more
Excellent text! I couldn't recommend it more highly. Every aspect of education touched on and explored in depth. I learned a great deal from it.
an educational learning text and a look at the small scope of schools and students, teachers and the law.
This was to-the-point, easy to use, and surprisingly well-written for a textbook.
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