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Critical Issues in EducationKisha Cunningham

Critical Issues in Education

A Reader (First Edition)
Edited by Kisha R. Cunningham, Ph.D.

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-63487-290-4, 386 pages


The anthology Critical Issues in Education: A Reader analyzes major issues in education within the conceptual framework of educational reform. The selected readings examine how educational trends are shaping the future and discuss the role schools play in American society.

The readings are organized into five sections. The first group questions and classifies the suppositions that undergird education today. The second grouping examines social issues, such as school choice and the academic achievement gap, and how they affect the learning experience both inside and outside the classroom.

The third section introduces perspectives emerging from reform initiatives, educational equity, finance, policy, and legal aspects of education, while the fourth addresses curriculum and instruction. The final section is devoted to the teaching profession – both struggles and success strategies.

Dedicated to open discussion of critical issues facing teachers, administrators, and parents, Critical Issues in Education benefits students considering teaching at the elementary, middle, or high school level. It is also well suited to programs for pre-service teachers and those returning to post-baccalaureate programs in education.

Kisha R. Cunningham, Ph.D., teaches in the School of Teacher Education at Savannah State University in Savannah, Georgia. She holds a Ph.D. in workforce education and training development from Pennsylvania State University, and her areas of interest include technology and engineering education, research methods and data analysis, and gender equity issues in education. Dr. Cunningham has written on topics ranging from vocational choices among community college construction education students to barriers that hinder female high school students from entering nontraditional programs. She has received grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Education and Georgia Professional Standards Commission.