Publication Date: August 28, 2009
Series: Thinking About Education Series
This widely used text has been expanded to include the most important issues in contemporary schooling, including:
School and Society, Fifth Edition uses realistic case studies, dialogues, and open-ended questions designed to stimulate thinking about problems related to school and society, including curriculum reform, social justice, and competing forms of research. Written in a style that speaks directly to today’s educator, this book tackles such crucial questions as: Do schools socialize students to become productive workers? • Does schooling reproduce social class and pass on ethnic and gender biases? • Can a teacher avoid passing on dominant social and cultural values? • What besides subjects do students really learn in schools?
School and Society is one of the five books in the highly regarded Teachers College Press THINKING ABOUT EDUCATION SERIES, now in its Fifth Edition. All of the books in this series are designed to help pre- and in-service teachers bridge the gap between theory and practice.
Praise for Previous Editions!
“I have been surprised and pleased by the relevance of this particular book to the lives and work of my beginning teachers.”
“(This series) does a masterful job of bringing together the basic issues and teaching methods that should frame social and philosophical foundations curricula.”
Walter Feinberg is Professor of Educational Policy Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Jonas F. Soltis is William Heard Kilpatrick Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.