The Trouble with Ed Schools

Paperback | September 12, 2006

byDavid F. Labaree

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American schools of education get little respect. They are portrayed as intellectual wastelands, as impractical and irrelevant, as the root cause of bad teaching and inadequate learning. In this book a sociologist and historian of education examines the historical developments and contemporary factors that have resulted in the unenviable status of ed schools, offering valuable insights into the problems of these beleaguered institutions.
David F. Labaree explains how the poor reputation of the ed school has had important repercussions, shaping the quality of its programs, its recruitment, and the public response to the knowledge it offers. He notes the special problems faced by ed schools as they prepare teachers and produce research and researchers. And he looks at the consequences of the ed school’s attachment to educational progressivism. Throughout these discussions, Labaree maintains an ambivalent position about education schools—admiring their dedication and critiquing their mediocrity, their romantic rhetoric, and their compliant attitudes.

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American schools of education get little respect. They are portrayed as intellectual wastelands, as impractical and irrelevant, as the root cause of bad teaching and inadequate learning. In this book a sociologist and historian of education examines the historical developments and contemporary factors that have resulted in the unenviab...

David F. Labaree is professor in the School of Education at Stanford University. He is the author of How to Succeed in School Without Really Learning: The Credentials Race in American Education and The Making of an American High School: The Credentials Market and the Central High School of Philadelphia, 1838-1939, both published by Yal...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.68 inPublished:September 12, 2006Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:030011978X

ISBN - 13:9780300119787

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"David Labaree provides a provocative perspective on the challenges facing schools of education, reminding the reader of both their strengths and weaknesses. His final recommendations are not necessarily encouraging, but they are important reflections of the problems and opportunities facing students and professors in schools of education."-Philo Hutcheson, Georgia State University