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EDCI 3800: Professional Issues in Teaching: Required Readings

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Philosophies of education overview


Teacher-Centered Philosophies

Student-Centered Philosophies

Society-Centered Philosophies

Teacher-centered or Student-centered Instruction? Which is best?

Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia

Benjamin Rush, Of the Mode of Education Proper in a Republic, 1798Selected Writings 87--89, 92, 94--96

Sizer, Theodore. (1984) Horace's Compromise: The Dilemma of the American High School, Boston: Houghton Mifflin

Democracy in Education, John Dewey, The Elementary School Teacher, Vol. 4, No. 4 (Dec., 1903), pp. 193-204

Harvard University. (1945). General education in a free society: Report of the Harvard committee. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press

Hampel, Robert L., The American High School Today: James Bryant Conant's Reservations and Reconsiderations. Phi Delta Kappan, v64 n9 p607-12 May 1983

Dare Progressive Education be Progressive? George S. Counts, Progressive Education, 9:4 (1932), pp. 257-263

Bullough, R. V. (2001). Uncertain lives : for the sake of children. New York: Teachers College Press.

Ayers, William C. (2001). To teach: beginning again. New York, Teachers College Press

Bowles, S., & Gintis, H. (1976). Schooling in capitalist America: Educational reform and the contradictions of economic life. New York: Basic Books

Liberal Education and the Newcomer, Maxine Greene, Phi Delta Kappan, 60:9 (May 1979), pp. 633-636

Apple, Michael W. (1996). Cultural Politics and Education. New York, Teachers College Press

Noddings, N. (1992). The challenge to care in schools: An alternative approach to education. New York: Teachers College Press

Oakes, J. (1985). Keeping track: How schools structure inequality. New Haven: Yale University Press

Delpit, L. D. (1995). Other people's children: Cultural conflict in the classroom. New York: New Press

Valenzuela, A. (1999). Subtractive schooling: U.S.-Mexican youth and the politics of caring. Albany, N.Y: State University of New York Press

A better chance to learn: bilingual-bicultural education, United States — Commission on Civil Rights

Du, B. W. E. B., & Huggins, N. I. (1986). Writings. New York, N.Y: Literary Classics of the United States

Students should read only: The Forethought and Of Our Spiritual Strivings in the The Souls of Black Folk, Author: W. E. B. Du Bois, 

Washington, B. T. (1901). Up from slavery: An autobiography. New York: Doubleday, Page & Co

Washington, B. T. (1990). Up from slavery: An autobiography. Raleigh, N.C: Alex Catalogue (e-copy, one user only)

Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, 347 U.S. 483 (1954)

Kozol, J. (1991). Savage inequalities: Children in America's schools. New York: Crown Pub

Wellesley College., & American Association of University Women. (1992). How schools shortchange girls: The AAUW report : a study of major findings on girls and education. Washington, DC: AAUW Educational Foundation

Greene, M. (1978). Landscapes of learning. New York: Teachers College Press

Education of All Handicapped Children Act, U.S. Congress, Public Law 94-142

United States. (1983). A nation at risk: The imperative for educational reform : a report to the Nation and the Secretary of Education, United States Department of Education. Washington, D.C: National Commission on Excellence in Education

Tyack, David and Larry Cuban (1995), Tinkering toward Utopia: A Century of Public School Reform. Cambridge: Harvard University Press

Berliner, David C. and Bruce J. Biddle. (1995) The Manufactured Crisis: Myths, Fraud, and the Attack on America's Public Schools, Reading MA: Perseus

Meier, Deborah. (1995) The Power of Their Ideas: Lessons for America from a Small School in Harlem, Boston: Beacon Press

Perry, T. (2010). Quality education as a constitutional right: Creating a grassroots movement to transform public schools. Boston: Beacon Press

National Society for the Study of Education., & Henry, N. B. (1945). American education in the postwar period: Part I, curriculum reconstruction. Chicago: University of Chicago Press

Jackson, P. W. (1968). Life in classrooms. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston

Giroux, H. A. (1988). Teachers as intellectuals: Toward a critical pedagogy of learning. Granby, Mass: Bergin & Garvey

No Child Left Behind, Executive Summary of No Child Left Behind, Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, 2001

Noguera, Pedro. (2003) City Schools and the American Dream: Reclaiming the Promise of Public Education, New York: Teachers College Press

Critics Say Agency 'Pushing the Envelope' With School Prayer Guide., Authors: Walsh, Mark., Source: Education Week; 2/19/2003, Vol. 22 Issue 23, p25.

Students can pray at graduation--but not at football games., Authors: Dyrli, Odvard Egil.Source: Curriculum Administrator; Jun99, Vol. 35 Issue 6, p7.

The Bible and the Board., Authors: Sorenson, Richard D., Source: Education Digest; Nov2007, Vol. 73 Issue 3, p10-13.

Using Community School Prayer to Create a Calm and Positive Feeling in High School Students., Authors:Jasmine, Joanne, Young-Joon Kim., Source: Momentum, Feb/Mar2011, Vol. 42 Issue 1, p26-28.

The Talented Tenth by W.E.B. DuBois


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