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Publication Date: 2003
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Nelson, Jack L., Palonsky, Stuart B., McCarthy, Mary Rose
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.The fifth edition has been extensively revised and includes updated research and scholarship, revised discussion suggestions, and updated bibliographic references. A new Online Learning Center Web Site with PowerWeb accompanies the text.Nelson, Jack L. is the author of 'Critical Issues in Education Dialogues and Dialectics', published 2003 under ISBN 9780072931006 and ISBN 0072931000.
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