Education Matters (A Longman Topics Reader)

Education Matters (A Longman Topics Reader)

By: Crystal McCage (author), Morgan Gresham (author)Paperback

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Education Matters explores how-and how well-American public education works by focusing on such critical issues as class, gender, the promise of education, and how we can make it better.


Table of Contents: 1: Education through the Eyes of a Teacher Kenneth J. Bernstein, "What Does It Mean to Be a Teacher?" Katherine C. Boles and Vivian Troen "America's New Teachers: How Good, and for How Long? Anna Quindlen "The Wages of Teaching" Dave Eggers, Ninive Clements Calegari, and Daniel Moulthrop, "Look Dad, My Biology Teacher Is Selling Stereos at Circuit City" Prompts for Extended Writing 2: Changing Classes? The Promises and Pitfalls of Education Sherman Alexie, "Indian Education" Peter Sacks, "Do No Harm: Stopping the Damage to American Schools" Robert Havemann and Timothy Smeeding, "The Role of Higher Education in Social Mobility" Michelle M. Tokarczyk "Promises to Keep: Working Class Students and Higher Education" Prompts for Extended Writing 3: Are We There Yet? Gender Equality in America's Schools Myra and David Sadker "Higher Education: Colder by Degrees" Ann Hulbert "Boy Problems" Sara Mead "The Truth about Boys and Girls" "Sex Bias Cited in Vocational Ed" from The Washington Post Lynette Lamb "Are All-Girls Schools Best?" Prompts for Extended Writing 4: Progressive Education? Race and Education in America Lisa Delpit "Education in a Multicultural Society" Peter Schmidt, "What Color Is an A?" "Are America's Schools Leaving Latinas Behind?" from the American Association of University Women Angela Kim and Christine J. Yeh, "Stereotypes of Asian American Students" Prompts for Extended Writing 5: What Can We Do to Make Education Better? The Commission on No Child Left Behind, "A New Day in American Education" Linda Darling-Hammond, "Evaluating No Child Left Behind" Margaret Spellings "A Strategic Vision for Higher Education" Howard Gardner "Beyond Markets and Individuals: A Focus on Educational Goals" Prompts for Extended Writing Semester- or Quarter-Long Writing Projects

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  • ISBN13: 9780321338990
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9780321338990
  • weight: 318
  • ISBN10: 0321338995

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