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Critical Issues in Education
An Anthology of Readings

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April 2006 | 328 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Eugene Provenzo, a nationally recognized scholar in the social and cultural foundations of education, has edited this collection of significant readings relevant to western traditions of education. Focusing on modern and postmodern ideas, Critical Issues in Education: An Anthology of Readings includes selections from scholars of education ranging from John Dewey and William James to important contemporary writers such as bell hooks, Sonia Nieto, and Henry Giroux.  

Key Features:
  • Provides strong introductory materials: The editor has developed this as a course text and therefore provides original contributions to contextualize and shape the selections into a meaningful whole. He offers commentary and analysis throughout in the form of original essays, head notes, and questions that help students engage with the anthologized readings.
  • Follows a comprehensive development of themes: A compilation of many of the most significant readings about education in the west, the book is organized into seven thematic units—The Aims of Education; Society and Education; Compulsory Education and the Transmission of Culture; Sexuality and Education; Race; Multiculturalism, and Education; Social Class and Education; and Technology and Education.
  • Stimulates critical thinking: The editor includes readings that are important, provocative, and inherently interesting, and that encourage readers to critically reflect on the meaning of education and schooling in American culture. In addition, discussion questions for each of the eight thematic units facilitate classroom discussion.  

Intended Audience: This is an ideal supplementary text for undergraduate and graduate courses on the foundations of education such as Foundations of Education; Historical Foundations of Education; Philosophical Foundations of Education; and Issues in Education. It will also be a welcome addition to individual scholars' bookshelves.    

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Preface
 
Introduction: Educational Thought in Western Culture
 
PROLOGUE
Introduction to Prologue  
George S. Counts
“Orientation” (1934)
Vaclav Havel
“The Need for Transcendence in the Postmodern World” (1994)
 
PART I: THE AIMS OF EDUCATION
Introduction to Part I  
John Dewey
“My Pedagogic Creed” (1897)
National Education Association
Cardinal Principles of Secondary Education (1918)
Nel Noddings
“A Morally Defensible Mission for Schools in the 21st Century” (1997)
 
PART II: SOCIETY AND EDUCATION
Introduction to Part II  
Thomas Jefferson
Selection from Notes on the State of Virginia (1781)
Benjamin Rush
On The Mode Of Education Proper In A Republic (1786)
Horace Mann
Selections from Report No. 12 of the Massachusetts School Board (1848)
George S. Counts
Selection from Dare the Schools Build a New Social Order (1932)
 
PART III: COMPULSORY SCHOOLING, EDUCATION, AND THE TRANSMISSION OF CULTURE
Introduction to Part IIII  
General Court of Massachusetts
Massachusetts Compulsory School Law (1852)
Paul Goodman
Selection from Compulsory Mis-Education (1964)
Jules Henry
“Vulnerability in Education,” (1966)
Paulo Freire
“The Banking Model of Education” (1970)
Ivan Illich
Selection from Deschooling Society (1970)
 
PART IV: SEXUALITY AND EDUCATION
Introduction to Part IV  
Mary Wollstonecraft
Selection from A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792)
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
The Seneca Falls Declaration (1848)
Alice Paul
Equal Right Amendment (1921)
Congress of the United States
Title IX (1972)
Patti Lather
“The Absent Presence: Patriarchy, Capitalism, And The Nature of Teacher Work” (1987)
Paul H. Cottell, Jr.
“A Queer Youth” (1996)
Wendy Bradford, Colin Noble, and Ted Wragg
“How and Why Boys Under-Achieve” (2000)
 
PART V: RACE, MULTICULTURALISM, AND EDUCATION
Introduction to Part V  
General Assembly of the State of North Carolina; General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia; and the General Assembly of Alabama
Laws Prohibiting the Education of Slaves (1830-1832)
Booker T. Washington
"Industrial Education for the Negro” (1903)
W. E. B. Du Bois
The Talented Tenth (1903)
James Baldwin
A Talk to Teachers (1963)
Congress of the United States of America
“Education for All Handicapped Children” (1975)
Henry Giroux
“Border Pedagogy in the Age of Postmodernism” (1988)
 
PART VI: SOCIAL CLASS AND EDUCATION
Introduction to Part VI  
Robert Rosenthal and Lenore Jacobson
Selection from Pygmalion in the Classroom (1968)
Jean Anyon
“Social Class and the Hidden Curriculum of Work” (1980)
bell hooks
“Crossing Class Boundaries” (2000)
 
PART VII: TECHNOLOGY AND EDUCATION
Introduction to Part VII  
Douglas Engelbart
Augmenting Human Intellect (1962)
C. A. Bowers
How Computers Contribute to the Ecological Crisis (1990)
Jean-François Lyotard
The Field: Knowledge in Computerized Societies (1979)

“The text is flexible for a variety of approaches in a number of different classes and maintains a comprehensive stance toward the range of historical, contemporary, and modern educational thought.”

Thomas Dickinson
DePauw University

"Found it stimulating and relevant."

Mutholil Kurian George
College of the Holy Cross

we are using this as a recommended resource for all MS Curriculum & Instruction students

Dr Marilyn Meell
College Of Education, Concordia University
July 31, 2014

I might use this in the future with a graduate level foundations of education class. I like the articles that are chosen and it would be a great supplement to class.

Dr Denise Raffigan
Education Division, Carthage College
July 26, 2012
Key features
  • A compilation of many of the most significant writings about education in the west. 
  • Editorship by a nationally-known figure. 
  • Original contributions by the editor to contextualize and shape the selections into a meaningful whole.

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Part V

Part VI


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