The Institutions of American Democracy: The Public Schools by Susan Fuhrman

The Institutions of American Democracy: The Public Schools

EditorSusan Fuhrman, Marvin Lazerson

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From curriculum standards and testing to school choice and civic learning, issues in American education are some of the most debated in the United States. The Public Schools, a collection of essays by the nation's leading education scholars and professionals, is designed to inform the debateand stimulate change. In association with the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands and the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, The Public Schools is the first in a series of books commissioned to enhance public understanding of the nature and function of democratic institutions. Anational advisory board--including, among others, Nancy Kassebaum Baker, David Boren, John Brademas, Ellen Condliffe Lagemann, David Gergen, and Lee Hamilton--will guide the vision of the project, which includes future volumes on the press and the three branches of government. Each essay in The Public Schools addresses essential questions for policymakers, educators, and anyone committed to public education. What role should public education play in a democracy? How has that role changed through American history? Have the schools lost sight of their responsibility toteach civics and citizenship? How are current debates about education shaping the future of this democratic institution? Among the contributors are William Galston, Director of the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy at the University of Maryland;Clarence Stone, Professor in the Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland - College Park and editor of Changing Urban Education and RegimePolitics: Governing Atlanta, 1946-1988 (University Press of Kansas, 1998).; Susan Moore Johnson, Pforzheimer Professor of Education in Learning and Teaching, Harvard University; Michael Johanek, Executive Director of K-12 Professional Development, College Board; Kathy Simon, co-executive director ofthe Coalition for Essential Schools and author of Moral Questions in the Classroom (Yale University Press, 2001); and Jennifer Hochschild, Professor of Government and Professor of Afro-American Studies at Harvard University and author of Facing Up to the American Dream: Race, Class, and the Soul ofthe Nation (Princeton University Press, 1995).

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Susan H. Fuhrman is Dean of the Graduate School of Education and George and Diane Weiss Professor of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also the founder and director of the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE), an extensive, five-university program of research and dissemination. Marvin Lazerson is Howard...
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Title:The Institutions of American Democracy: The Public SchoolsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:426 pages, 6.42 × 9.29 × 1.5 inPublished:May 26, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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DIRECTORY OF CONTRIBUTORSJaroslav Pelikan: GENERAL INTRODUCTION: The Public Schools as an Institution of American Constitutional DemocracySusan Fuhrman and Marvin Lazerson: INTRODUCTIONSECTION I: EDUCATION AND DEMOCRACY: AMERICAN SCHOOLING IN CONTEXT1. Julie A. Reuben: Patriotic Purposes: Public Schools and the Education of Citizens2. Thomas Corcoran and Margaret Goertz: The Governance of Public Education3. William A. Galston: The Politics of Polarization: Education Debates in the United States4. Bruce Fuller and Arun Rasiah : Schooling Citizens for Evolving DemocraciesSECTION II: TEACHING, LEARNING, AND WORKING5. Katherine G. Simon: Classroom Deliberations6. Michael C. Johanek and John Puckett: The State of Civic Education: Preparing Citizens in an Era of Accountability7. Susan Moore Johnson: Working in Schools8. John Merrow: Youth, Media, and CitizenshipSECTION III: CITIZEN PARTICIPATION AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT9. Clarence N. Stone: Civic Capacity: What, Why, and from Whence10. Wendy D. Purifoy: The Education of Democratic Citizens: Citizen Mobilization and Public Education11. Matthew Hartley and Elizabeth L. Hollander: The Elusive Ideal: Civic Learning and Higher EducationSECTION IV: VISIONS AND POSSIBILITIES12. Richard F. Elmore: Agency, Reciprocity, and Accountability in Democratic Education13. Jennifer Hochschild and Nathan Scovronick: Demographic Change and Democratic Education14. Paul R. Dimond: School Choice and the Democratic Ideal of Free Common SchoolsAmy Gutmann: AFTERWORD: Democratic Disagreement and Civic EducationINDEX

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"The Oxford University Press and the Annenberg Public Policy Center have teamed up to produce an ambitious series of longish books about major institutions of American democracy." --Education Next