Critical Issues in Education: Dialogues and Dialectics by Jack Nelson

Critical Issues in Education: Dialogues and Dialectics

Book Title: Critical Issues in Education: Dialogues and Dialectics

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

ISBN: 007337864X

Author: Jack Nelson


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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.