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School and Society: A Reader in the Social Foundations of Education and Educational Diversity

Author(s): University of Colorado - Boulder

Edition: 1

Copyright: 2018

Pages: 300

Details: Electronic Delivery EBOOK | 180 days |

This reader was designed and compiled for EDUC 3013, School and Society, in the School of Education at the University of Colorado at Boulder. The readings included in this volume have been chosen from a variety of sources to present multiple perspectives. Some of them are classics in the literature, and others are more recent publications.

The collection is the result of decades of work by faculty and doctoral students who teach School and Society; it represents work that best explains and illustrates some of the topics covered in the class. School and Society, broadly conceived, covers five major themes: Curricular and instructional traditions in U.S. public schools; how schools are funded and governed; equity and school quality in student achievement; diversity and social justice in education, and current school reforms. Threaded throughout the course are discussions of historical, social, political, and economic theories, policies and events that help explain why U.S. schools operate as they do.

School and Society introduces potential teachers and others interested in education to principles of social justice, equality of educational opportunity and equitable outcomes that public education attempt to achieve.

Introduction

Section One
Purposes of Schooling and Traditions of Education: An Introduction

Social Theory and the Purposes of Schooling
K. DeMarrais and M. LeCompte
What Is Taught in Schools
K. DeMarrais and M. LeCompte
The Core Knowledge Curriculum—What’s Behind Its Success?
E.D. Hirsch, Jr.
The Schools Our Children Deserve
Alfie Kohn
John Dewey on Education
Reginald D. Archambault
Teachers as Cultural Workers
Paulo Freire
Teaching and Practice
Paul Skilton Sylvester
The Silenced Dialogue: Power and Pedagogy in Educating Other People’s Children
L.D. Delpit

Section Two
School Finance, Governance, and Equality of Opportunity: An Introduction

What Research Says About Unequal Funding for Schools in America
Bruce J. Biddle and David C. Berliner
Patterns of Control and Finance
K. DeMarrais and M. LeCompte

Section Three
School Reform Initiatives: An Introduction

The Expansion of Federal Power and the Politics of Implementing the No Child Left Behind Act
Gail L. Sunderman and James S. Kim
Negative Policies for Dealing With Diversity: When Does Assessment and Diagnosis Turn Into Sorting and Segregation?
Lorrie A. Shepherd
The Price of Public School Choice
Kenneth Howe, Margaret Eisenhart, and Damian Betebenner
What It Takes to Make a Student
Paul Tough
Keeping Track
Jeannie Oakes

Section Four
Social Contexts of Education: An Introduction

Current Issues and Trends in Education
J. Aldridge and R. Goldman
Social Class and the Hidden Curriculum of Work
Jean Anyon
Still Looking to the Future
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund The Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles
Defining Racism
Beverly Daniel Tatum
White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack
Peggy McIntosh
The Development of White Identity
Beverly Daniel Tatum
Choices, Not Closets: Heterosexism and Homophobia in Schools
Richard A. Friend
Straight Privilege: Unpacking the (Still) Invisible Knapsack
Kaia Tollefson

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