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Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education


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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

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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

9th Edition

Forthcoming

By Joel Spring
November 30, 2021

Joel Spring’s history of school policies 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 ...

American Education

American Education

20th Edition

Forthcoming

By Joel Spring
July 01, 2021

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 ...

EcoJustice Education Toward Diverse, Democratic, and Sustainable Communities

EcoJustice Education: Toward Diverse, Democratic, and Sustainable Communities

3rd Edition

By Rebecca A. Martusewicz, Jeff Edmundson, John Lupinacci
July 15, 2020

The third edition of this groundbreaking text offers a powerful model for cultural ecological analysis and a pedagogy of responsibility. Authors Martusewicz, Edmundson, and Lupinacci provide teachers, teacher educators, and educational scholars with the theory and classroom practices they need to ...

American Education

American Education

19th Edition

By Joel Spring
July 01, 2019

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 ...

Global Impacts of the Western School Model Corporatization, Alienation, Consumerism

Global Impacts of the Western School Model: Corporatization, Alienation, Consumerism

1st Edition

By Joel Spring
September 04, 2018

In this timely analysis of the current state of global educational policies, Joel Spring focuses on the spread of the Western school model and its impact on creating an urban-consumer culture, increasing economic inequalities, contributing to environmental destruction and diminishing ...

The American School From the Puritans to the Trump Era

The American School: From the Puritans to the Trump Era

10th Edition

By Joel Spring
February 26, 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 straight-forward, concise style, Joel Spring provides a variety of interpretations of ...

The Intersection of Cultures Multicultural Education in the United States and the Global Economy

The Intersection of Cultures: Multicultural Education in the United States and the Global Economy

4th Edition

By Joel Spring
September 12, 2007

The Intersection of Cultures: Multicultural Education in the United States and the Global Economy, Fourth Edition offers a unique, problem-solving approach to the complex issues involved in educating culturally and linguistically diverse students. Perfect for any course devoted wholly or in ...

Indigenous Educational Models for Contemporary Practice In Our Mother's Voice, Volume II

Indigenous Educational Models for Contemporary Practice: In Our Mother's Voice, Volume II

1st Edition

Edited By Maenette Kape'ahiokalani Padeken Ah Nee- Benham
June 25, 2008

The book challenges teachers, researchers, educational leaders, and community stakeholders to build dynamic learning environments through which indigenous learners can be "Boldly Indigenous in a Global World!" Three days of focused dialogue at the 2005 World Indigenous Peoples Conference on ...

Non-Western Educational Traditions Local Approaches to Thought and Practice

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

4th Edition

By 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

6th Edition

By 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

1st Edition

Edited By 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

1st Edition

By 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 ...

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