Issues in K-12 Education

Issues in K-12 Education

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Are Students Being Prepared for the Technological Age? Can AP and IB Programs Raise U.S. High-School Achievement? Do Teachers Assign Too Much Homework? These are just a few of the provocative questions posed in Issues in K-12 Education. This engaging reader allows students to see an issue from all sides and to think critically about topics that matter to them. Classroom discussion will never be dull again! About CQ Researcher Readers In the tradition of nonpartisanship and current analysis that is the hallmark of CQ Press, CQ Researcher readers investigate important and controversial policy issues. Offer your students the balanced reporting, complete overviews, and engaging writing that CQ Researcher has consistently provided for more than 80 years. Each article gives substantial background and analysis of a particular issue as well as useful pedagogical features to inspire critical thinking and to help students grasp and review key material: A pro/con box that examines two competing sides of a single question A detailed chronology of key dates and events An annotated bibliography that includes Web resources An outlook section that addresses possible regulation and initiatives from Capitol Hill and the White House over the next 5 to 10 years Photos, charts, graphs, and mapsIn a two-year required Theory of Knowledge (TOK) course, students examine philosophical questions related to knowledge and learning. TOK exams consist of 1, 200-to-1, 600-word essays marked by an international team of exam assessors, anbsp;...

Title:Issues in K-12 Education
Author:CQ Researcher,
Publisher:SAGE Publications - 2009-11-02


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