Provides an interdisciplinary perspective from areas such as comparative education, educational anthropology, educational sociology, the history of education, and the philosophy of education; presents essays on major movements in the field, including the Free School and Visual Instruction movements; includes more than 130 biographical entries; offers interpretations of legal material, including Brown v. Board of Education (1954) and the GI Bill of Rights; explores theoretical debates fundamental to the field, such as religion in the public school curriculum, rights of students and teachers, surveillance in schools, and tracking and detracking; and contains a visual history of American education with nearly 350 images and an accompanying narrative. Eugene F. Provenzo, Jr., ed. Available through Sage Reference Online.

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2008 ed.