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21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook offers 100 chapters written by leading experts in the field that highlight the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates facing educators today. This comprehensive and authoritative two-volume work provides undergraduate education majors with insight into the rich array of issues inherent in education—issues informing debates that involve all Americans.Key Features:· Provides undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference source ideal for their classroom research needs, preparation for GREs, and research into directions to take in pursuing a graduate degree or career· Offers more detailed information than encyclopedia entries, but not as much jargon, detail, or density as journal articles or research handbook chapters· Explores educational policy and reform, teacher education and certification, educational administration, curriculum, and instruction· Offers a reader-friendly common format: Theory, Methods, Applications, Comparison, Future Directions, Summary, References and Further Readings 21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook is designed to prepare teachers, professors, and administrators for their future careers, informing the debates and preparing them to address the questions and meet the challenges of education today.

Diversity and Curricular Distinctions
Diversity and curricular distinctions

If all students and families were the same, the common school concept would thrive. Because of the supposed diversity among students and the role that schools play in integrating youth into stratified economic positions, separated and differentiated schooling has become an integral part of American education. Although theoretically the U.S. Constitution and Amendments guarantee the same rights to all citizens, throughout history women/girls, African (Native, Latino) Americans, language minority, impoverished youth, and individuals with lesser achievement either have not been allowed into schools or have been relegated to the sidelines of schooling. Brown v. Board of Education (1954) and various disability-related litigation and legislation opened school doors to all children. Yet, even as doors opened, classrooms remained separated ...

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