The editor has specifically selected key books on social and educational controversies that speak to wide audiences. They frame contextual issues that so-called «school reformers» have often neglected – much to the detriment of any real educational progress. Ultimately, this text is meant to stir our consciences, to disorder our certainties, and to compel us to treat education and culture with both reason and passion. It is highly relevant for courses in social foundations of education, school reform, educational policy studies, philosophy of education, history of education, politics of education, curriculum studies, and teacher education.
Kai Alston is a professor of cultural foundations of education and of gender and women’s studies at Syracuse University.
Jan Armstrong is a professor in the Department of Individual, Family and Community Education at the University of New Mexico.
Roberto H. Bahruth is a professor of literacy, applied linguistics, and bilingual education and coordinator of the master’s program at Boise State University, Idaho.
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