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Author Allison, Clinton B.

Title Present and past : essays for teachers in the history of education / Clinton B. Allison.

Published New York : P. Lang, c1995.


Physical description xv, 209 p. ; 23 cm.
Series Counterpoints, 1058-1634 ; vol. 6
Counterpoints (New York, N.Y.) ; vol. 6.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [195]-203) and index.
Contents Foreword / Joe L. Kincheloe -- I. Purposes of education: What are public schools for anyway? -- II. The American teacher: Why don't teachers get more respect? -- III. Women teachers and the struggle for occupational justice: Is feminism an answer? -- IV. The governance of American education: Who controls the public schools? -- V. Poverty and education: Do schools reproduce social class bias in America? -- VI. African-Americans and education: Do schools reproduce racial bias in America? -- VII. Gender and education: How are gender biases reflected in schools?
Summary Present and Past provides a critical analysis of major public school issues. The narrative is organized around problems created in the public schools by a lack of social justice in the broader society. Rather than a chronological treatment of educational history, historical incidents and case studies are used to provide perspectives on crucial issues. The author's point of view is explicit, but throughout the text, he invites challenges to his interpretation by his readers.
Subject Public schools -- United States -- History.
ISBN 0820417807 (pbk. : alk. paper)