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Issues in K-12 Education
Selections From CQ Researcher



November 2009 | 464 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

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  • Are Students Being Prepared for the Technological Age?
  • Can AP and IB Programs Raise U.S. High-School Achievement?
  • Do Teachers Assign Too Much Homework?


These are just a few of the provocative questions posed in Issues in K-12 Education. This engaging reader allows students to see an issue from all sides and to think critically about topics that matter to them. Classroom discussion will never be dull again!

About CQ Researcher Readers
In the tradition of nonpartisanship and current analysis that is the hallmark of CQ Press, CQ Researcher readers investigate important and controversial policy issues. Offer your students the balanced reporting, complete overviews, and engaging writing that CQ Researcher has consistently provided for more than 80 years. Each article gives substantial background and analysis of a particular issue as well as useful pedagogical features to inspire critical thinking and to help students grasp and review key material:

  • A pro/con box that examines two competing sides of a single question
  • A detailed chronology of key dates and events
  • An annotated bibliography that includes Web resources
  • An outlook section that addresses possible regulation and initiatives from Capitol Hill and the White House over the next 5 to 10 years
  • Photos, charts, graphs, and maps

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Annotated Contents
 
Preface
 
Contributors
 
ISSUES IN JUSTICE, EQUITY, AND EQUALITY
 
1. Racial Diversity in Public Schools: Has the Supreme Court Dealt a Blow to Integration?
 
2. No Child Left Behind: Is the Law Improving Student Performance?
 
3. Special Education: Do Students With Disabilities Get the Help They Need?
 
4. Fixing Urban Schools: Has No Child Left Behind Helped Minority Students?
 
5. Charter Schools: Will They Improve or Hurt Public Education?
 
6. Home Schooling Debate: Is the Movement Undermining Public Education?
 
7. Single-Sex Education: Do All-Boy and All-Girl Schools Enhance Learning?
 
8. Religion in Schools: Should the Courts Allow More Spiritual Expression?
 
ISSUES IN TEACHING AND LEARNING
 
9. Students Under Stress: Do Schools Assign Too Much Homework?
 
10. Gender and Learning: Are There Innate Differences Between the Sexes?
 
11. AP and IB Programs: Can They Raise U.S. High-School Achievement?
 
12. Teaching Math and Science: Are Students Being Prepared for the Technological Age?
 
13. Reading Crisis? Do Today's Youth Read Less Than Past Generations?
 
14. Video Games: Do They Have Educational Value?
 
ISSUES IN SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT
 
15. Teacher Shortages: Should States Ease Certification Standards?
 
16. Discipline in Schools: Are Zero-Tolerance Policies Fair?
 
17. Zero Tolerance for School Violence: Is Mandatory Punishment in Schools Unfair?
 
18. Bullying: Are Schools Doing Enough to Stop the Problem?
 
19. Cheating in Schools: Are High-Stakes Tests to Blame?
Key features
  • Are Students Being Prepared for the Technological Age?
  • Can AP and IB Programs Raise U.S. High-School Achievement?
  • Do Teachers Assign Too Much Homework?


These are just a few of the provocative questions posed in Issues in K-12 Education. This engaging reader allows students to see an issue from all sides and to think critically about topics that matter to them. Classroom discussion will never be dull again!

About CQ Researcher Readers
In the tradition of nonpartisanship and current analysis that is the hallmark of CQ Press, CQ Researcher readers investigate important and controversial policy issues. Offer your students the balanced reporting, complete overviews, and engaging writing that CQ Researcher has consistently provided for more than 80 years. Each article gives substantial background and analysis of a particular issue as well as useful pedagogical features to inspire critical thinking and to help students grasp and review key material:

  • A pro/con box that examines two competing sides of a single question
  • A detailed chronology of key dates and events
  • An annotated bibliography that includes Web resources
  • An outlook section that addresses possible regulation and initiatives from Capitol Hill and the White House over the next 5 to 10 years
  • Photos, charts, graphs, and maps

Sample Materials & Chapters

5. Charter Schools

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