Debating Issues in American Education

Author: Charles J. Russo
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
ISBN: 9781412989787
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This issues-based reference set on education in the United States tackles broad, contentious topics that have prompted debate and discussion within the education community. The volumes focus on pre-school through secondary education and explore prominent and perennially important debates. This set is an essential reference resource for undergraduate students within schools of education and related fields including educational administration, educational psychology, school psychology, human development, and more.

Technology in Schools

Author: Kevin P. Brady
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412987598
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Written by experts in the field, this volume in the Debating Issues in American Education reference series provides readers with illustrated views of the topic of technology in schools and offers resources for further exploration.

School Discipline and Safety

Author: Suzanne E. Eckes
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452266700
Format: PDF, ePub
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Education of America's school children always has been and always will be a hot-button issue. From what should be taught to how to pay for education to how to keep kids safe in schools, impassioned debates emerge and mushroom, both within the scholarly community and among the general public. This volume in the point/counterpoint Debating Issues in American Education reference series tackles the topic of school discipline and safety. Fifteen to twenty chapters explore such varied issues as child abuse reporting, corporal punishment, student uniforms, zero tolerance policies, and more. Each chapter opens with an introductory essay by the volume editor, followed by point/counterpoint articles written and signed by invited experts, and concludes with Further Readings and Resources, thus providing readers with views on multiple sides of school discipline and safety issues and pointing them toward more in-depth resources for further exploration.

Encyclopedia of Christian Education

Author: George Thomas Kurian
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810884933
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This reference work tells the unique history of Christian education and shows how Christian educators pioneered such institutions and reforms as universal literacy, home schooling, Sunday schools, women's education, graded schools, compulsory education of the deaf and blind, and kindergarten.

School Law

Author: Charles J. Russo
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 141298758X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Written and signed by experts in the field, this volume in the pointunterpoint Debating Issues in American Education reference series tackles the topic of school law, providing readers with an illustrated overview as well as resources for further study.

Encyclopedia of Education Economics and Finance

Author: Dominic J. Brewer
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483359832
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Economics can be a lens for understanding the behavior of schools, districts, states, and nations in meeting education needs of their populaces, as well as for understanding the individual decisions made by administrators, teachers, and students. Insights from economics help decision makers at the state level understand how to raise and distribute funds for public schools in an equitable manner for both schools and taxpayers. Economics also can assist researchers in analyzing effects of school spending and teacher compensation on student outcomes. And economics can provide important insights into public debates on issues such as whether to offer vouchers for subsidizing student attendance at private schools. This two-volume encyclopedia contains over 300 entries by experts in the field that cover these issues and more. Features: This work of 2 volumes (in both print and electronic formats) contains 300-350 signed entries by significant figures in the field. Entries conclude with cross-references and suggestions for further readings to guide students to in-depth resources. Although organized in A-to-Z fashion, a thematic “Reader’s Guide” in the front matter groups related entries by topic. Also in the front matter, a chronology provides students with historical perspective on the development of education economics and finance as a field of study The entire work concludes with a Resources appendix and a comprehensive Index. In the electronic version, the index, Reader's Guide, and cross references combine to provide effective search-and-browse capabilities.

Religion in Schools

Author: Charles J. Russo
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 141298775X
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Written and signed by experts in the field, this volume in the point/counterpoint Debating Issues in American Education reference series tackles the topic of religion in schools, providing an illustrated overview of the topic as well as resources for further study.

School Finance

Author: William E. Thro
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412987571
Format: PDF
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Written and signed by experts in the field, this volume in the pointunterpoint Debating Issues in American Education reference series tackles the topic of school finance, providing readers with an illustrated overview of the subject as well as resources for further study.

Alternative Schooling and School Choice

Author: Allan G. Osborne, Jr.
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412987954
Format: PDF
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Written and signed by experts in the field, this volume in the point/counterpoint Debating Issues in American Education reference series tackles the topic of alternative schooling and school choice, offering an illustrated overview of the topic as well as providing resources for further study.