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Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education


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SOCIOCULTURAL, POLITICAL, AND HISTORICAL STUDIES IN EDUCATION

Series Editor: Joel Spring, Queens College - City University of New York

This series focuses on studies of public and private institutions, the media, and academic disciplines that contribute to educating--in the broadest sense--students and the general public. The series welcomes volumes with multicultural perspectives, diverse interpretations, and a range of political points of view from conservative to critical. Books accepted for publication in this series will be written for an academic audience and, in some cases, also for use as supplementary readings in graduate and undergraduate courses.

Topics to be addressed in this series include, but are not limited to, sociocultural, political, and historical studies of

  • Local, state, national, and international educational systems
  • Elementary and secondary schools, colleges and universities
  • Public institutions of education such as museums, libraries, and foundations
  • Computer systems and software as instruments of public education
  • The popular media as forms of public education
  • Content areas within the academic study of education, such as curriculum and instruction, psychology, and educational technology

Authors interesting in submitting book proposals or serving as reviewers for this series should contact:

Joel Spring

e-mail:jspring3@ix.netcom.com

 

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The American School: From the Puritans to the Trump Era

The American School: From the Puritans to the Trump Era

Forthcoming

Joel Spring
March 15, 2018

This current, comprehensive history of American education is designed to stimulate critical analysis and critical thinking by offering alternative interpretations of each historical period. In his signature straightforward, concise style, Joel Spring provides a variety of interpretations of...

American Education

American Education

Joel Spring
August 14, 2017

Featuring current information and challenging perspectives on the latest issues and forces shaping the American educational system—with scholarship that is often cited as a primary source, Joel Spring introduces readers to the historical, political, social, and legal foundations of education and to...

Non-Western Educational Traditions: Local Approaches to Thought and Practice

Non-Western Educational Traditions: Local Approaches to Thought and Practice

Timothy Reagan
July 20, 2017

Informative and mind-opening, this text uniquely provides a comprehensive overview of a range of non-western approaches to educational thought and practice. Its premise is that understanding the ways that other people educate their children—as well as what counts for them as "education"—may help...

Political Agendas for Education: From Make America Great Again to Stronger Together

Political Agendas for Education: From Make America Great Again to Stronger Together

Joel Spring
June 27, 2017

Following the epic, contentious 2016 presidential election, Joel Spring’s ongoing documentation and analysis of political agendas for education reflect the major political issues since 2012. Here he examines the 2016 education planks of the Republican, Democratic, Libertarian, and Green Parties,...

The Business of Education: Networks of Power and Wealth in America

The Business of Education: Networks of Power and Wealth in America

Joel Spring, John Eric Frankson, Corie A. McCallum, Diane Price Banks
June 21, 2017

The Business of Education—a comprehensive view of how education policy is made in the US and, in some cases, globally—analyzes and critiques the influence of educational policy networks in a wide range of contexts and from a variety of perspectives, including testing, college preparation, juvenile...

Math Education for America?: Policy Networks, Big Business, and Pedagogy Wars

Math Education for America?: Policy Networks, Big Business, and Pedagogy Wars

Mark Wolfmeyer
November 18, 2016

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...

A Critical Examination of STEM: Issues and Challenges

A Critical Examination of STEM: Issues and Challenges

Chet Bowers
May 12, 2016

This critical examination of STEM discourses highlights the imperative to think about educational reforms within the diverse cultural contexts of ongoing environmental and technologically driven changes. Chet Bowers illuminates how the dominant myths of Western science promote false promises of...

Deculturalization and the Struggle for Equality: A Brief History of the Education of Dominated Cultures in the United States

Deculturalization and the Struggle for Equality: A Brief History of the Education of Dominated Cultures in the United States

Joel Spring
March 08, 2016

Joel Spring’s history of school polices imposed on dominated groups in the United States examines the concept of deculturalization—the use of schools to strip away family languages and cultures and replace them with those of the dominant group. The focus is on the education of dominated groups...

Economization of Education: Human Capital, Global Corporations, Skills-Based Schooling

Economization of Education: Human Capital, Global Corporations, Skills-Based Schooling

Joel Spring
March 27, 2015

In this timely, cogent analysis of trends and powerful forces shaping global educational policy today, Joel Spring focuses on how economization is making economic growth and increased productivity the main goals of schools, and the ways these goals are achieved—including measuring educational...

EcoJustice Education: Toward Diverse, Democratic, and Sustainable Communities

EcoJustice Education: Toward Diverse, Democratic, and Sustainable Communities

Rebecca A. Martusewicz, Jeff Edmundson, John Lupinacci
September 03, 2014

EcoJustice Education offers a powerful model for cultural ecological analysis and a pedagogy of responsibility, providing teachers and teacher educators with the information and classroom practices they need to help develop citizens who are prepared to support and achieve diverse, democratic, and...

Globalization of Education: An Introduction

Globalization of Education: An Introduction

Joel Spring
July 24, 2014

Continuing Joel Spring’s reportage and analysis of the intersection of global forces and education, this text offers a comprehensive overview and synthesis of current research, theories, and models related to the topic. Written in his signature clear, narrative style, Spring introduces the...

U.S. Latinos and Education Policy: Research-Based Directions for Change

U.S. Latinos and Education Policy: Research-Based Directions for Change

Pedro R. Portes, Spencer Salas, Patricia Baquedano-López, Paula J. Mellom
March 19, 2014

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...

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