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Popular Educational Classics

A Reader

Edited By Joseph L. DeVitis

The last half century has created deep tensions in how we analyze educational and social change. Educators, policymakers, and concerned citizens have had to cope with competing belief systems in evaluating and acting upon school policies and practices. This illuminating book untangles many of the roots of those persistent debates that have divided the nation for so long. It offers readers a critical opportunity to reflect on our continuing ideological struggles by examining popular books that have made a difference in educational discourse.
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.
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Names: DeVitis, Joseph L., editor. Title: Popular educational classics: a reader / edited by Joseph L. DeVitis. Description: New York: Peter Lang, [2016] Includes bibliographical references. Identifiers: LCCN 2015033933 | ISBN 978-1-4331-2834-9 (hardcover: alk. paper) ISBN 978-1-4331-2833-2 (paperback: alk. paper) | ISBN 978-1-4539-1735-0 (e-book) Subjects: LCSH: Education—United States—Philosophy—History—20th century. Education—United States—Philosophy—History—21st century. Public schools—United States—History—20th century. Public schools—United States—History—21st century. Educational sociology—United States. Classification: LCC LA209.2.P55 2016 | DDC 370.973 2 23 LC record available at Bibliographic information published by Die Deutsche Nationalbibliothek. Die Deutsche Nationalbibliothek lists this publication in the “Deutsche Nationalbibliografie”; detailed bibliographic data are available on the Internet at Cover image: © Waurick

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