Table of contents for Critical issues in education : dialogues and dialectics / Jack L. Nelson, Stuart B. Palonsky, Mary Rose McCarthy ; foreword Nel Noddings.
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Foreword by Nel Noddings
Chapter 1: Introduction: Critical Issues and Critical Thinking
Part One: Whose Interests Should Schools Serve? Theme: Justice and EquityChapter 2: School Choice: Family or Public Funding
Chapter 3: Financing Schools: Equity or Disparity
Chapter 4: Academic Achievement Gap: Old Remedies or New
Chapter 5: Gender Equity: Discrimination or Legitimate Distinctions
Chapter 6: Standards-Based Reform: Real Change or Political Smoke Screen
Chapter 7: Religion—Church/State: Unification or Separation
Chapter 8: Privatization of Schools: Boon or Bane
Part Two: What Should Be Taught? Theme: Knowledge
Chapter 9: Basic Education: Traditional or Critical
Chapter 10: Reading: Phonics or Whole Language
Chapter 11: Multicultural Education: Democratic or Divisive
Chapter 12: Values/Character Education: Traditional or Liberational
Chapter 13: Technological Literacy: Necessary or Excessive
Chapter 14: Standardized Testing: Restrict or Expand
Part Three: How Should Schools Be Organized and Operated? Theme: School Environment
Chapter 15: Instructional Leadership: Teachers or Administrators
Chapter 16: Academic Freedom: Teacher Rights or Responsibilities
Chapter 17: Teacher Unions: Detrimental or Beneficial to Education
Chapter 18: Inclusion and Mainstreaming: Special or Common Education
Chapter 19: School Violence: School Treatable or Beyond School Control
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Education -- United States.
Teaching -- United States.
Educational evaluation -- United States.
Critical thinking -- United States.