ERIC Number: ED500192
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr-6
Critical Issues in Education: An Anthology of Readings
Provenzo, Eugene F., Ed.
SAGE Publications (CA)
Eugene Provenzo, a nationally recognized scholar in the social and cultural foundations of education, has edited this collection of significant readings relevant to western traditions of education. Focusing on modern and postmodern ideas, this book includes selections from scholars of education ranging from John Dewey and William James to important contemporary writers such as bell hooks, Sonia Nieto, and Henry Giroux. The book, intended for undergraduate and graduate courses on the foundations of education, provides strong introductory materials; follows a comprehensive development of themes; and stimulates critical thinking. After a Preface, an Introduction ("Educational Thought in Western Culture"), and a Prologue, the book is organized into 7 parts: (1) The Aims of Education; (2) Society and Education; (3) Compulsory Schooling, Education, and the Transmission of Culture; (4) Sexuality and Education; (5) Race, Multiculturalism, and Education; (6) Social Class and Education; and (7) Technology and Education.
Descriptors: Social Class, Educational Philosophy, Cultural Pluralism, Anthologies, Sexuality, Undergraduate Study, Graduate Study, Critical Thinking, Educational Objectives, Literature Reviews
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Publication Type: Books; Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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