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Project-Based Learning: Education in the U.S.
Information about various types of Problem-Based Learning and Project-Based Learning
Pages 58-68 of the document "Welcome to the United States: a Guide for New Immigrants" published in 2015 by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Publication M-618 (rev. 09/15).
RTC Library Materials Available for Checkout
English Day by Day by Michael Roddy
Call Number: 428.24 RODDY 2004
Publication Date: 2004
See Unit 10 on Education.
Life Skills and Test Prep (set of 4 books) by various authors
Call Number: 428.24 LIFE-SK 2007t (volumes 1 - 4)
Publication Date: 2007
Information about AMERICAN SCHOOLS and AMERICAN EDUCATION SYSTEM can be found in these volumes:
Vol. 1, Unit 3
Vol. 2, Unit 1
Vol. 3, Unit 3.
School by David Tyack (Editor); Carl Kaestle (Editor); Diane Ravitch (Editor); James Anderson (Editor); Larry Cuban (Editor); Meryl Streep (Foreword by)
Call Number: 370.973 SCHOOL 2001a
Publication Date: 2001
Esteemed historians of education David Tyack, Carl Kaestle, Diane Ravitch, James Anderson, and Larry Cuban journey through history and across the nation to recapture the idealism of our education pioneers, Thomas Jefferson and Horace Mann. We learn how, in the first quarter of the twentieth century, massive immigration, child labor laws, and the explosive growth of cities fueled school attendance and transformed public education, and how in the 1950s public schools became a major battleground in the fight for equality for minorities and women. The debate rages on: Do today's reforms challenge our forebears' notion of a common school for all Americans? Or are they our only recourse today? This lavishly illustrated companion book to the acclaimed PBS documentary, School, is essential reading for anyone who cares about public education.
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