CO150: School Vouchers Example

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This CO150 presentation talked about gathering information from reference books for topics that you don't initially know much about. It also touched on the idea of narrowing the focus of a topic. It ends with an introduction to using two different tools, the catalog and databases, to find information.

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CO150: School Vouchers Example

  1. 1. CO150s School Vouchers
  2. 2. What do you know about vouchers? <ul><li>When did the first school voucher system arise? </li></ul><ul><li>Who are the major proponents of the school voucher system? </li></ul><ul><li>Who is against the idea of school vouchers? </li></ul><ul><li>What are some other ways of describing the idea of school vouchers? </li></ul>
  3. 3. The POWER of a Reference Book <ul><li>Historical Dictionary of American Education (LB 15. H57 1999 Ref) </li></ul><ul><li>World Education Encyclopedia (LB 15. W87 2001 v. 3 Ref) </li></ul><ul><li>Encyclopedia of American Education (LB 17. U54 1996 v. 3 Ref) </li></ul>
  4. 4. What’s This??? I have 6 sources already? <ul><li>Peter W. Cookson, Jr., ed. The Choice Controversy (1992)(Prospector) </li></ul><ul><li>Jack L. Nelson, Kenneth Carlson, and Stuart B. Palonsky Critical Issues in Education: A Dialectic Approach (1996) (SAGE) </li></ul><ul><li>Joseph W. Newman America’s Teachers: An Introduction to Education (1998) (SAGE) </li></ul><ul><li>George R. La Noue Educational Vouchers: Concepts and Controversies (Prospector) </li></ul><ul><li>John E. Chubb and Terry M. Moe Politics, Markets and America’s Schools (SAGE) </li></ul><ul><li>Bernard Bailyn Education in Forming of American Society (SAGE) </li></ul>
  5. 5. And I didn’t even have to use the Internet! <ul><li>But let’s be realistic… </li></ul><ul><li>Does this look typical? </li></ul><ul><li>www.yahoo.com </li></ul><ul><li>School vouchers </li></ul><ul><li>Voila!? </li></ul><ul><li>Wait a minute… </li></ul>
  6. 6. See also… <ul><li>Subsidies, for private education </li></ul><ul><li>School vouchers </li></ul><ul><li>Education(al) vouchers </li></ul><ul><li>School choice </li></ul>
  7. 7. Other issues… <ul><li>Separation of Church and State </li></ul><ul><li>Segregation </li></ul><ul><li>History of Education </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative schooling options </li></ul><ul><li>Busing </li></ul>
  8. 8. Do these two things do the same thing?
  9. 9. Do you know any good carpenters?
  10. 10. The Library Tool Box <ul><li>Catalog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ours is called SAGE </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Databases (Indexes) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Things like ERIC or PerAbs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Librarians </li></ul><ul><ul><li>People like me, or actually, people even better than me… </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Now, for the next 20-25 minutes of your life…do yourself a favor and tune in.
  12. 13. Behold the Lincoln Longwool

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