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Department of Educational Foundations & Leadership
The University of Toledo
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The University of Toledo
Main Campus
MS 921
Toledo, OH 43606-3390

Department Secretary:
Ruth Ann Easterwood
Gillham Hall Room 5000

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Department Chair:

Dr. Edward Janak
Gillham Hall Room 5000C
(419) 530-4114

TSOC 3000 Approved Readings

Instructors in all sections of TSOC 3000 at the University of Toledo are required to assign one main textbook that is organized and intended as a history of schooling in the U.S.  Currently approved textbooks include: 

Spring, Joel. American education. Most recent ed. Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill. 

Tozer, Steven, Paul Violas, & Guy Senese. School and society: Historical and contemporary perspectives. Most recent ed. Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill. 

Other books may be acceptable and should be submitted for review to the TSOC Working Group. 

Instructors in all sections of TSOC 3000 also assign a supplemental book or collection of articles comparable in size and scope to a book.  Instructors may assign two additional books or collections, or some assign one and also use articles.  Recently assigned supplemental books include: 

Blum, Lawrence. (2002). I’m Not a Racist But: The Moral Quandary of Race.  Cornell U. Press. 

Deloria, Vine & Wildcat, Daniel. Power and Place 

Gatto, John T. Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling. 10th ed. New Society Publications.  

Kozol, J. (1992). Savage Inequalities: Children in America’s Schools.  Harper Perennial 

Kozol, J. (2000). Ordinary Resurrections: Children in the years of hope. New York: Harper-Collins.  

Ladson-Billings, Gloria. (1997).  The dreamkeepers: Successful teachers of African-American children.  New York:  Jossey-Bass. 

Myers, Sondra (Ed.). (2002). The democracy reader. New York, NY: The International Debate Education Association. 

Paley, Vivian Gussin. (1979). White Teacher.  Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 

Takaki, Ronald. (1993). A different mirror: A history of multicultural America.  Boston, MA: Little, Brown.

Last Updated: 6/9/16