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Faculty Book: Joel Spring

Joel Spring

The American School: A Global Context from the Puritans to the Obama Era, 8th ed.
(McGraw-Hill, 2010)

This current, comprehensive history of American education is designed to stimulate critical analysis and critical thinking by offering alternative interpretations of each historical period. The text emphasizes the role of multiculturalism and cultural domination in shaping U.S. schools; the position of the school as one of many institutions that manage the distribution of ideas in society; racism as a central issue in U.S. history and U.S. educational history; and economic issues as an important factor in understanding the evolution of U.S. schools. The new edition focuses on the process of educational globalization and the development of American schools in a global context. Joel Spring (Prof., Queens) is on the doctoral faculty in urban education.

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Submitted on: JUN 21, 2010

Category: Faculty Books, Urban Education