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School and Society: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
School and Society: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

School and Society: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, 8th Edition

ISBN10: 0078110483 | ISBN13: 9780078110481
By Steven Tozer, Guy Senese and Paul Violas
© 2021

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This text continues to focus on the dominant political, philosophical, and cultural ideologies of each historical era. The authors use a variety of pedagogical methods to tell an engaging historical story about school and society that will encourage students to create an educational philosophy of their own. This material will help prepare educators who are able to reflect critically on their teaching practices in social and institutional contexts.  There are many new primary source readings that have been added throughout the entire text.  Students will also benefit from the expanded discussions on charter schools, Native American issues and contemporary social changes that affect the culture of teaching.

School and Society: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, 8e

CHAPTER 1: Introduction: Understanding School and Society
CHAPTER 2: Liberty and Literacy: The Jeffersonian Ideal
CHAPTER 3: School as a Public Institution: The Common-School Era
CHAPTER 4: Social Diversity and Differentiated Schooling: The Progressive Era
CHAPTER 5: Diversity and Equity: Schooling Girls and Women
CHAPTER 6: Diversity and Equity: Schooling and African Americans
CHAPTER 7: Diversity and Equity: Schooling and American Indians
CHAPTER 8: National School Reform: The Early Cold War Era
CHAPTER 9: Liberty and Literacy Today: Contemporary Perspectives
CHAPTER 10: Teaching in a Public Institution: The Professionalization Movement
CHAPTER 11: Differentiated Schooling, Labor Market Preparation, and Contemporary School Reform: The Post–Cold 
CHAPTER 12: Diversity and Equity Today: Defining the Challenge
CHAPTER 13: Diversity and Equity Today: Meeting the Challenge
CHAPTER 14: School and Society: Teaching and Teacher Leadership in the 21st Century

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Steven Tozer

Steven Tozer is Professor of Philosophy of Education at The University of Illinois, Chicago. At The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, he was Head of The Department of Curriculum and Instruction from 1990 to 1994. He has been Chair of The Committee on Academic Standards and Accreditation in The American Education Studies Association and a member of The Board of Examiners for The National Council on Accreditation of Teacher Education. He has written regularly for numerous journals. Professor Tozer completed his Ph.D. at The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He has taught at the early childhood, elementary and secondary levels.

Guy Senese

Guy Senese is Associate Professor at Northern Arizona University where he teaches Social Foundations of Education and Philosophy of Education. He received his Ph.D. in Education at The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He taught school in Champaign Illinois, and at the Rough Rock Demonstration School on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona.

Paul Violas

Paul Violas (deceased) was formerly Professor of History of Education in The College of Education at The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He has received the College of Education Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, The College Career Teaching Award, and The University’s Luckman Award for Undergraduate Teaching. Professor Violas received his Ed.D. degree at The University of Rochester. He taught secondary school social studies for six years. He has been a regular contributor to journals.


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