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 professClear, 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 profession of teaching in the United States. This edition introduces a new chapter reference guide to the No Child Left Behind Act, provides a fresh look at multiculturalism and multilingualism, and presents a new discussion of the link between schooling and the growing gap between rich and poor....
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Not entirely sure if this book is intended to inspire prospective teachers but provides a comprehensive summary of important political, social, and cultural issues related to public education in the U.S.
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, free thinkers, or none of the above?
Explains the history of American education well. This book does not help you become a better teacher in the sense that, it offers little advice. However, it offers a rich history of American education which, in turn, helps teachers understand the education system in the past and present. Overall, worth the read.
required reading EDA 505
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.
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.
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!
Reviewed this book in preparation for my Ph.D. comp exams. Read it in a program a long time ago. This book has nice, concise chapters about how American Education came to be.