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 Preface 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 Index

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Education -- United States.
Teaching -- United States.
Educational evaluation -- United States.
Critical thinking -- United States.