PRESENTING SUPERB RESEARCH THAT ADVANCES THE FIELD OF EDUCATION

Getting to Where We Meant to Be

Working Toward the Educational World We Imagine/d

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October 2017
9781975500016
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    24th October 2017
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October 2017
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March 2018
9781975500023
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    30th March 2018
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A 2018 AESA Critic's Choice Award Winner

How is it, this text asks, that given such good intentions among education professionals, things in schools can go so very wrong?

The problem, Hinchey and Konkol posit, is that unspoken and misleading assumptions result in choices, decisions and policies with disastrous consequences for kids. They tease out those assumptions on the key issues of school goals, curriculum, education for citizenship, discipline, and school reform, inviting readers to think again, to question the taken-for-granted, in the hope of better aligning intentions and outcomes.

This book is the perfect text for both undergraduate and graduate classrooms devoted to the study of public education. Questions at the end of each chapter point to ways for preservice and inservice teachers, as well as administrators and other education personnel, to advance their thinking about choices in their own contexts. In addition, suggested readings, websites and videos offer more food for thought.

"Getting to Where We Meant to Be is an insightful, thoughtful, and readable book well-suited for undergraduates in teacher education programs. The authors stimulate the reader’s critical reflection on the assumptions they may hold about schools while also discussing social justice orientations and the importance of the relationship between public education and democracy."

- Teachers College Record

“This wonderful book, written for easy understanding, provokes the reader to rethink the decisions being made for the public schools. Through addressing general assumptions surrounding the public school, Hinchey and Konkol challenge readers to reconsider their understandings and expectations about curriculum and school politics."

H. Prentice Baptiste and Mika C. Leck - Teachers College Record, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces

1) “You Have Arrived at Your Destination.” Oh, really?
2) What are Schools for, Anyway?
3) Whither and Whence Curriculum?
4) What Does It Mean to Educate For Citizenship?
5) How Much Control Does a (Student) Body Need?
6) Reform? By Whom and For What?
7) The Way Forward…

Patricia H. Hinchey

Patricia H. Hinchey is Professor Emerita of Education at Penn State, where she taught a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses and frequently conducted professional development workshops for both K-12 and higher education educators. She is also a Fellow with the National Education Policy Center at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is author or co-author of six texts, editor or co-editor of several more, and she has also published numerous journal articles.

Pamela J. Konkol

Pamela J. Konkol is a professor of educational foundations, social policy, and research and the founding director of the Center for Policy Studies and Social Justice at Concordia University Chicago. She currently serves as an Executive Officer for the American Educational Studies Association. She holds a PhD in Policy Studies in Urban Education and an MEd in Curriculum Studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a BS in Communication/Cultural Studies and Women’s Studies from Northwestern University.