Schools, 1st Edition

  • Series Name: Battleground Series
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  • ISBN-10: 0313086532
  • ISBN-13: 9780313086533
  • DDC: 370.973
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1000 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released May 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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No topic sparks an argument faster among the American public, even with relatively apolitical people, than how their children are taught. In schools across the country, school boards, parents, teachers, and students themselves debate issues ranging from charter schools to the first amendment rights of students to the efficacy of the No Child Left Behind Act. School districts in Georgia and Pennsylvania have seen battles over the teaching of evolution; places as diverse as Colorado, Washington and Kentucky have had debates over how best to protect children while at school. Battleground: Schools<\i> provides an in-depth, balanced overview of these controversial topics and enables teachers, students, and their parents to better understand the foundations of these conflicts.

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Battleground Series

Focuses on one area of life - religion, politics, family life, education - and examines the approximately 100 issues that provoke, anger, challenge, and divide us.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Guide to Related Topics.
1: Academic Freedom for K-12 Teachers.
2: Accountability.
3: Afterschool Programs.
4: Alternative Schools.
5: Alternatives to Schooling.
6: Art Education.
7: Assessment.
8: Bilingual Education.
9: Bullying.
10: Business and Corporate Involvement.
11: Character Education.
12: Charter Schools.
13: Children's and Students' Rights.
14: Citizenship Education.
15: Civil Rights.
16: Class Size.
17: Clothing and School Uniforms.
18: Commercialization of Schools.
19: Compulsory Schooling.
20: Creationism, Intelligent Design, and Evolution.
21: Critical Pedagogy.
22: Culturally Relevant Education.
23: Curriculum.
24: Desegregation.
25: Discipline.
26: Dropouts.
27: Drug Use and Prevention.
28: Early Childhood Education.
29: E-Learning.
30: English Language Learners.
31: Evaluation.
32: Finance.
33: Foreign Language Education.
34: Foundations and Schools.
35: Ged (General Educational Development) Credential.
36: Gender.
37: Gifted and Talented Education.
38: Global Education.
39: Government Role in Schooling.
40: Grading Policies.
41: Head Start.
42: Homeless Children and Schools.
43: Homeschooling.
44: Homework.
45: Human Development.
46: Inclusive Schooling.
47: Integrated Mental Health Services in Schools.
48: International Comparisons of Student Achievement.
49: Knowledge.