Popular Educational Classics : A Reader, Paperback / softback Book

Popular Educational Classics : A Reader Paperback / softback

Edited by Joseph L. DeVitis


The last half century has created deep tensions in how we analyze educational and social change.

Educators, policymakers, and concerned citizens have had to cope with competing belief systems in evaluating and acting upon school policies and practices.

This illuminating book untangles many of the roots of those persistent debates that have divided the nation for so long.

It offers readers a critical opportunity to reflect on our continuing ideological struggles by examining popular books that have made a difference in educational discourse. The editor has specifically selected key books on social and educational controversies that speak to wide audiences.

They frame contextual issues that so-called "school reformers" have often neglected - much to the detriment of any real educational progress.

Ultimately, this text is meant to stir our consciences, to disorder our certainties, and to compel us to treat education and culture with both reason and passion.

It is highly relevant for courses in social foundations of education, school reform, educational policy studies, philosophy of education, history of education, politics of education, curriculum studies, and teacher education.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 422 pages
  • Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Social & cultural history
  • ISBN: 9781433128332



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