Handbook of Schooling in Urban America

Hardcover | October 1, 1993

EditorStanley William Rothstein

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American schools in urban areas have received much attention. This reference offers a comprehensive look at the issues and controversies at the heart of urban American education. The volume is divided into several parts devoted to historical, political, and social dimensions of urban schooling. The chapters in each part are authored by expert contributors, and each offers a fresh perspective on historical and contemporary concerns. The volume considers the place of schools in urban society and analyzes their mission and how they have changed, or failed to change, to meet modern needs. Much of the work is devoted to the problems of particular populations, such as minorities and special-needs students, while other chapters examine broad pedagogical issues and the societal problems that confront students of all backgrounds and abilities. Each chapter closes with a list of works for further reading, and the volume concludes with a bibliography.

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American schools in urban areas have received much attention. This reference offers a comprehensive look at the issues and controversies at the heart of urban American education. The volume is divided into several parts devoted to historical, political, and social dimensions of urban schooling. The chapters in each part are authored by...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:440 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:October 1, 1993Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313284121

ISBN - 13:9780313284120

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.,."The text makes a major contribution to the understanding of urban schooling in America. After a brief introduction, the book is organized around seven chapters title-themes: ...By placing urban education in an ideological context and providing historical orientation coupled with the economic and social situations that "propelled compulsory education into national law," a context is provided to interpret the seven sections of the book. The articles are of high quality and address the more salient issues that face urban education today... A reference work that should be in the libraries of educators and the general public. Advanced undergraduates and up."-Choice