ERIC Number: ED457549
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
American Education in the 21st Century.
Wishnietsky, Dan H.
This book examines American education at the turn of the new millennium. It reviews its history and suggests, in broad terms, where it may be headed in the 21st century. Topics considered include a brief survey of the education "scene" today, the notion of a global village and ramifications for a global curriculum, technology related to globalism, diversity and equity issues, ideological and political issues, economic matters, the health of students, and lifelong learning. Specific examples help make major points of thought meaningful. Matters of contention discussed include separation of church and state, instruction based on pedagogical values instead of politics or ideology, topic-specific content knowledge versus critical thinking, political correctness, and different types of schooling. Instructors need to stay current with continuing developments in world events, technology, and the ever-changing cultures, societal values, international relations, and diverse perspectives arising from globalization. These tasks can be daunting, especially as current knowledge quickly becomes outdated. Questions asked in this book are not rhetoric. They are posed with the intention of catalyzing critical thought in educators and those concerned about the future of schooling in the United States. The concluding list of references is categorized by chapter. (RT)
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Culture, Educational Development, Educational History, Educational Technology, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Global Approach, Lifelong Learning, Nontraditional Education, Politics of Education, Private Schools, Professional Development, Public Schools, Teacher Education
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