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Author Alters, Sandra M.

Title Education [Gale EBooks electronic resource] : meeting America's needs? / Sandra M. Alters.

Imprint Detroit : Gale, 2012.
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 180 p.) : ill., maps.
Series Information Plus reference series
Gale virtual reference library
Information Plus reference series.
Note "ISSN 1557-7201."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents ch 1. An overview of American education -- ch 2. Preprimary, elementary, and secondary schools -- ch 3. Education for special needs students -- ch 4. Testing and achievement -- ch 5. National policies for improvement -- ch 6. Students at risk -- ch 7. Issues in education -- ch 8. Teachers -- ch 9. Colleges and universities -- ch 10. Public opinion about education.
Summary Areas covered include an overview of American education; primary, elementary, and secondary schools; public versus private schooling; special education; education of gifted children; testing and achievement of students; national education goals; and "at-risk" students. Discusses colleges and universities; issues such as home schooling, school choice, and vouchers; trends in teacher supply and demand; and public opinions about education.
Subject Education -- United States -- Statistics.
Education, Preschool -- United States.
Education, Elementary -- United States.
Education, Secondary -- United States.
Special education -- United States.
Achievement tests -- United States.
Education and state -- United States.
Teachers -- United States.
Universities and colleges -- United States.
Education -- United States -- Public opinion.
Added Author Gale Group.
ISBN 9781414482620 (electronic book)
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