Critical social issues in American education : transformation in a postmodern world

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  • I. The future of capitalism : contradiction and crisis. Killing society : the ungluing of America / Charles Derber -- End of the millenium : capitalism's dynamic, civic crises, and corresponding consequences for education / Richard A. Brosio -- Clinton and education : policies without meaning / Svi Shapiro -- Learning the ropes / Philip Slater -- Sustainable livelihoods : redefining the global social crisis / David C. Korten. II. Social justice : promises and despair. Illusions of progress : business as usual. Christine E. Sleeter and Carl Grant -- Tracking, inequality, and the rhetoric of reform : why schools don't change / Jeannie Oakes -- Money, schools, & courts / Stan Karp -- What should we call people? : race, class, and the census for 2000 / Harold L. Hodgkinson -- What we talk about when we talk about welfare
  • III. Marginality and difference : the fractured community. The politics of insurgent multiculturalism in the era of the Los Angeles uprising / Henry A. Giroux -- Becoming educated : a journey of alienation or integration? / Jane Roland Martin -- The impact of culture and ideology on the construction of gender and sexual identities : developing a critically based sexuality curriculum / James T. Sears -- A parent's dilemma : public vs. Jewish education / Svi Shapiro -- Special education and the quest for human dignity / Rebecca Blomgren -- English only : the tongue-tying of America / Donaldo Macedo. IV. Curriculum and teaching : dangers and dreams. Education as a political issue (I) / Dennis Carlson -- Education as a political issue (II) / Peter McLaren -- Educational computing as a value-laden technology / Eugene F. Provenzo, Jr. -- Care and moral education / Nel Noddings -- Education and spirituality / Dwayne Huebner -- Critical and constructive postmodernism : the transformative power of holistic education / Christine M. Shea -- Social transformation and holistic education : limitations and possibilities / David E. Purpel. V. Toward the 21st century : global catastrophe or social transformation? Beyond liberation and excellence : a discourse for education and transformation
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