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Research-Based Directions for Change
With the American dream progressively elusive for and exclusive of Latinos, there is an urgent need for empirically and conceptually based macro-level policy solutions for Latino education. Going beyond just exposing educational inequalities, this volume provides intelligent and pragmatic...
Published March 18th 2014 by Routledge
Policy Networks, Big Business, and Pedagogy Wars
Math Education for America? analyzes math education policy through the social network of individuals and private and public organizations that influence it in the United States. The effort to standardize a national mathematics curriculum for public schools in the U.S. culminated in 2010 when over...
Published December 15th 2013 by Routledge
From Race to the Top to Saving the Planet, 5th Edition
The Fifth Edition of Joel Spring’s ongoing documentation and analysis of political agendas for education reflects the major political issues in education since 2008. This edition focuses on the education sections of the 2012 Republican, Democratic, Green, and Libertarian Party platforms. Taking a...
Published November 12th 2013 by Routledge
Ideology, Technology, and Profit
The Great American Education-Industrial Complex examines the structure and nature of national networks and enterprises that seek to influence public education policy in accord with their own goals and objectives. In the past twenty years, significant changes have taken place in the way various...
Published October 18th 2012 by Routledge
Power, Wealth, Cyberspace, and the Digital Mind
Education Networks is a critical analysis of the emerging intersection among the global power elite, information and communication technology, and schools. Joel Spring documents and examines the economic and political interests and forces —including elite networks, the for-profit education industry...
Published February 8th 2012 by Routledge
Foundations and Possibilities
This multidisciplinary overview introduces readers to the historical, sociological, anthropological, and political foundations of urban public secondary schooling and to possibilities for reform. Focused on critical and problematic elements, the text provides a comprehensive description and...
Published August 25th 2011 by Routledge
Toward Diverse, Democratic, and Sustainable Communities
"Authentic hope is the gift Rebecca Martusewicz, Jeff Edmundson, and John Lupinacci offer readers of EcoJustice Education…. We learn what it means to recover the ancient arts and skills of cultivating commons, common sense, and community collaborations in our hard times." Madhu Suri Prakash,...
Published March 13th 2011 by Routledge
Turning his distinctive analytical lens to the politics of American education, Joel Spring looks at contemporary educational policy issues from theoretical, practical, and historical perspectives. This comprehensive overview documents and explains who influences educational policy and how, bringing...
Published November 18th 2010 by Routledge
From Change We Can Believe In to Putting America First, 4th Edition
Bringing up-to-date Joel Spring’s ongoing documentation and analysis of political agendas for education in the US, the fourth edition of Political Agendas for Education focuses on the Republican and Democratic parties in the 2008 national election and post-2008 election era. In order to...
Published May 25th 2010 by Routledge
Place- and community-based education – an approach to teaching and learning that starts with the local – addresses two critical gaps in the experience of many children now growing up in the United States: contact with the natural world and contact with community. It offers a way to extend...
Published February 1st 2010 by Routledge
Globalization of Education: An Introduction, 2nd Edition
To Be Published August 3rd 2014
EcoJustice Education: Toward Diverse, Democratic, and Sustainable Communities, 2nd Edition
To Be Published August 25th 2014
Non-Western Educational Traditions: Indigenous Approaches to Educational Thought and Practice, 4th Edition
To Be Published February 28th 2015