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No topic sparks an argument faster among the American public, even with relatively apolitical people, than how their children are taught. In schools across the country, school boards, parents, teachers, and students themselves debate issues ranging from charter schools, to the first amendment rights of students, to the efficacy of the No Child Left Behind Act. School districts in Georgia and Pennsylvania have seen battles over the teaching of evolution; places as diverse as Colorado, Washington, and Kentucky have had debates over how best to protect children while at school. Battleground: Schools provides an in-depth, balanced overview of these controversial topics and enables teachers, students, and their parents to better understand the foundations of these conflicts.... Gadotti, M., 1994, Reading Paulo Freire: His life and work, Albany: State University of New York Press; Gibson, R., ... McLaren, P., 2000, Che Guevara, Paulo Freire, and the pedagogy of revolution, Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield; ... Teachers, who are mainly white, monolingual, and middle class, increasingly face a larger number of students who do not look like them and who come from backgrounds unfamiliar to ... They need to change in order to survive in todaya#39;s world.

Author:Sandra Mathison, E. Wayne Ross
Publisher:Greenwood Publishing Group - 2007-12


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