Education, Markets, and the Public Good: The Selected Works of David F. Labaree, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Education, Markets, and the Public Good

The Selected Works of David F. Labaree, 1st Edition

By David F. Labaree


192 pages

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David F. Labaree has spent the last twenty years researching, thinking and writing about some of the key and enduring issues in the history of education and education policy and politics. Here, he brings together twelve of his key writings in one place. Starting with a specially written introduction, 'Getting It Wrong', which gives an ironic overview of how the ideas in his work have evolved over time and throws light on the process of scholarly production, the chapters cover such topics as:

  • the structure of the educational system
  • conflicting purposes of education
  • the core problems of practice in teaching and teacher education
  • barriers to curriculum reform.

An ideal resource for anyone wanting to know more about the development of schools and schooling and David Labaree's contribution to these important fields.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Getting It Wrong 1. Academic Excellence in an Early U.S. High School (1984) 2. Curriculum, Credentials and the Middle Class: A Case Study of a Nineteenth Century High School (1986) 3. Power Knowledge and the Science of Teaching: A Genealogy of Teacher Professionalisation (1992) 4. Doing Good, Doing Science: The Holmes Group Reports and Rhetorics of Educational Reform (1992) 5. From Comprehensive High School to Community College: Politics, Markets and the Evolution of Educational Opportunity (1990) 6. Public Goods, Private Goods: The American Struggle over Educational Goals (1997) 7. The Chronic Failure of Curriculum Reform (1999) 8. Resisting Educational Standards (2000) 9. The Trouble with Ed Schools (1996) 10. On the Nature of Teaching and Teacher Education: Difficult Practices that Look Easy (2000) 11. Educational Researchers: Living with a Lesser Form of Knowledge (2003) 12. Progressivism, Schools and Schools of Education: An American Romance 13. No Exit: Public Education as an Inescapably Public Good (2000)

About the Series

World Library of Educationalists

The World Library of Educationalists celebrates the important contributions to education made by leading experts in their individual fields of study. Each scholar has compiled a career-long collection of what they consider to be their finest pieces: extracts from books, journals, articles, major theoretical and practical contributions, and salient research findings.

For the first time ever the work of each contributor is presented in a single volume so readers can follow the themes and progress of their work and identify the contributions made to, and the development of, the fields themselves.

The distinguished careers of the selected experts span at least two decades and include Richard Aldrich, Stephen J. Ball, Elliot W. Eisner, John Elliott, Howard Gardner, John Gilbert, Ivor F. Goodson, David Hargreaves, David Labaree and E.C. Wragg.

Each book in the series features a specially written introduction by the contributor giving an overview of their career, contextualizing their selection within the development of the field, and showing how their own thinking developed over time.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Non-Formal Education
EDUCATION / Statistics