ERIC Number: ED280781
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Social Issues and Education: Challenge and Responsibility.
Molnar, Alex, Ed.
Social responsibility is a difficult but essential aspect of being a professional educator. The contributors to this volume hope that the social policy debate within the education profession will be encouraged. The book provides practical assistance for educators in developing curriculum and instruction programs that foster creativity and critical thinking in relation to social issues. In this volume are: "Forward" (Gerald R. Firth); "The Emperor Has No Clothes" (Alex Molnar); "Tracking: Beliefs, Practices, and Consequences" (Jeannie Oakes); "Confronting Social Attitudes in Textbooks: The Response and Responsibility of Today's Educator" (Steven Selden); "Children's Play and Adult Leisure: The Social Responsibility of Educators" (Nancy R. King); "Ethnic Diversity, the Social Responsibility of Educators, and School Reform" (James A. Banks); "Peering into the Well of Loneliness: The Responsibility of Educators to Gay and Lesbian Youth" (James T. Sears); "Educating for Excellence on an Endangered Planet" (Tony Wagner); "Literacy in a Democracy: Our Responsibility as Educators and Citizens" (Harold Berlak); and "Promoting Equity: The Forgotten Responsibility" (Vito Perrone). (BZ)
Descriptors: Culture Conflict, Democratic Values, Elementary Secondary Education, Homosexuality, Leisure Time, Lesbianism, Literacy, Play, Quality of Life, Social Problems, Social Responsibility, Social Values, Textbook Content, Track System (Education)
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 125 North West Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 (Stock No. 611-86048; $9.75).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.