In his latest book, Joel Spring covers major political, economic and social issues affecting US and global education policy today. Crafted to evoke classroom discussion, this book explores contemporary issues such as the pandemic, institutional racism, religious controversies, nationalism and immigration, increased reliance on online instruction, climate change, economics of education and the deep state in education. Giving students the opportunity to engage in critical thinking and explore the growing sense that US and global education is in distress and in need of fundamental transformation, this book forces readers to examine their own values and how they might apply this thinking to their own education policy and practice.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: Pandemic, Climate Change and the Networked Society 2. Religion and Educational Policy 3. Nationalism and Immigrant Education 4. The Economics of Education 5. The Deep State, Educational Bureaucracy and the Shadow Education Government 6. Climate Change, Pandemic and Online Instruction 7. Designing an Educational Policy: Opening High School Tackle Football to Coeds and Transgender Youth
Joel Spring is Professor Emeritus at Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, USA. His scholarship focuses on educational globalization, educational policy and the politics of education, and he has published over 20 academic books and six novels. He is an enrolled citizen of the Choctaw Nation.