Debating Issues in American Education
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Debating Issues in American Education

A SAGE Reference Set



© 2012 | 3 968 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This issues-based reference set on education in the United States tackles broad, contentious topics that have prompted debate and discussion within the education community. The volumes focus on pre-school through secondary education and explore prominent and perennially important debates.
This set is an essential reference resource for undergraduate students within schools of education and related fields including educational administration, educational psychology, school psychology, human development, and more.

These titles merit serious consideration for their systematic approach and unusually broad scope.

Library Journal

"The writing is both professional and accessible. The contributors provide balanced and well-researched coverage. Debating Issues in American Education has great potential for professional and higher-education libraries. The set is uniquely and very well structured and provides valuable research-based reviews of important educational issues."
Lesley Farmer

The series editors have extensive expertise in education administration and law, both in preK–12 and higher-education settings. Contributors are either teachers or administrators in U.S. educational settings. The writing is both professional and accessible. The contributors provide balanced and well-researched coverage.

Debating Issues in American Education has great potential for professional and higher-education libraries. The set is uniquely and very well structured and provides valuable research-based reviews of important educational issues.

Booklist

We at the Fordham Institute are proud to have three contributors to the volume on Standards & Accountability in Schools, but for this reviewer personally it is the breadth of topics, the depth of knowledge, and the care in presentation of the material that really makes this reference set stand out. These are the topics that are uppermost in the minds of education stakeholders across the spectrum today, which require the deep knowledge and historical context in order to be properly addressed going forward.
Jeff Murray

With reduced revenue across all school systems, school district leaders need the information presented in these volumes to support their districts' positions on these important issues.
Robert J. Safransky
Key features
  • Each volume in this issues-based reference set on education in the U.S. tackles a broad, contentious topic that has prompted debate and discussion (at times, vociferous) within the education community and among the public at large with which all education majors should familiarize themselves prior to embarking on a teaching career.
  • The focus of the set is on preschool through secondary education.
  • Topics for the ten volumes are: Alternative Schooling & School Choice, Curriculum & Instruction, Diversity in Schools, Religion in Schools, School Discipline & Safety, School Finance, School Governance, School Law, Standards & Accountability in Schools, and Technology in Schools.
  • Within each volume, each chapter will be structured to begin with a headnote (an objective introduction and overview of a particular issue), followed by a point and then a counterpoint argument.  Authors of the point and counterpoint articles will have exchanged drafts and will include rebuttals or references to one another's articles.
  • Each chapter concludes with recommended Further Readings & Resources (sources of statistics, data, web sites, etc.) to guide students to more in-depth discussion and exploration.
  • Each volume opens with an Introduction by the volume editor introducing the broad topic for that volume and providing some historical underpinnings and context.

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