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Need robust research for an argumentative essay, controversial or pro/con topic? This guide includes sources and methods for locating material in articles, reports, statistics, books and websites.
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Kickstart your argumentative essay with the Sage Debate Series. Search these e-books to see all sides of timely issues on topics such as immigration, education, and healthcare.

 

Sage Debate Series

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Debates on U. S. Immigration
Publication Date: 2012
This volume includes introductory essays about the scope and nature of immigration, followed by point-counterpoint articles to provide readers with views on multiple sides of this complex issue.

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Alternative Schooling and School Choice
Publication Date: 2012
This volume tackles the topic of alternative schooling and school choice. Fifteen to twenty chapters explore such varied issues as charter schools, for-profit schools, faith-based schools, magnet schools, vouchers, and more.

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Curriculum and Instruction
Publication Date: 2012
Chapters explore such varied issues as alternative curriculum, curriculum control, standardized curricula, subject- versus student-centered curricula, textbooks, and more.

 

Sage Debate Series

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Debates on U. S. Health Care
Publication Date: 2012
The complex issues that animate the health care debate are covered, including the economic, fiscal, and monetary policy, especially as they relate to philosophical, often ideologically driven approaches to the problem.

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Diversity in Schools
Publication Date: 2012
Fifteen to twenty chapters explore such varied issues as ability grouping, affirmative action, bilingual education, gender bias, illegal aliens in the classroom, mainstreaming and inclusion, and more.

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Religion in Schools
Publication Date: 2012
Chapters explore such varied issues as prayer and religious activity, curricular issues, the pledge of allegiance, religious clothing and dress, and more.

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School Discipline and Safety
Publication Date: 2012
Chapters explore such varied issues as child abuse reporting, corporal punishment, student uniforms, zero tolerance policies, and more.

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School Finance
Publication Date: 2012
This volume looks at issues ranging from what should be taught to how to pay for education to how to keep kids safe in schools. Chapters explore such varied issues as additional fees, charger schools, equity vs. adequacy, federal mandates and funding, merit pay for teachers, property taxes and local revenues, and more.

 

Sage Debate Series

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School Governance
Publication Date: 2012
Chapters explore such varied issues as decentralization, federal roles in standards and assessment, parent involvement, top-down vs. bottom-up decision making, and more.

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School Law
Publication Date: 2012
This volume examines school law, covering such varied issues as academic freedom, copyright, privacy rights of students and of teachers, due process rights, unions and collective bargaining.

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Standards and Accountability in Schools
Publication Date: 2012
Fifteen to twenty chapters explore such varied issues as assessment (of students, of teachers), basic-skills testing, high-stakes exams, NCLB and its legacy, pay-for-performance, standard vs. alternative teacher certification, and more.

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Technology in Schools
Publication Date: 2012
This volume in the Debating Issues in American Education reference series tackles the topic of technology in schools. Chapters explore such varied issues as the digital divide, electronic textbooks, impacts on curricula, privacy on school computers, Web censorship, and more.

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