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.