Critical issues in education : dialogues and dialectics

| November 10, 2010

Title: Critical issues in education : dialogues and dialectics
Author: Jack L. Nelson, Stuart B. Palonsky, Mary Rose McCarthy   foreword by Nel Noddings.
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : McGraw Hill Higher Education, c2010.
Call Number: LA217.2 .N45 2010

From the Publisher:

Critical Issues in Education is designed to be used in courses that examine current, relevant pro and con disputes about schools and schooling. By exploring the major opposing viewpoints on these issues, the text encourages education students to think critically and develop their own viewpoints. The clear writing and dramatic dialectic approach are conducive to dynamic classroom discussions that help students grasp the many sides of these complex issues. Three integrating themes provide a solid framework for examining the eighteen topics covered. Each part begins with a chapter-length introduction that provides background material and organizing themes for the issues that follow. Each issue is then presented from two divergent viewpoints, each one written in advocate language to be as compelling as possible. The book’s objective, in addition to informing the reader about the issues, is to develop critical thinking skills within the context of education.

About the Author(S):

Jack L. Nelson a professor of education at Rutgers, obtained his doctorate from the University of Southern California.

Stuart B. Palonsky is professor of education and director of the Honors College at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

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