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Spring JH. Political agendas for education: From change we can believe in to putting America first. Vol 4th. New York: Routledge; 2010.

"Bringing up-to-date Joel Spring's ongoing documentation and analysis of political agendas for education in the US, the Fourth Edition focuses on the Republican and Democratic parties in the 2008 national election and post-2008 election era."

Spring JH. Wheels in the head : educational philosophies of authority, freedom, and culture from Confucianism to human rights. Vol 3rd. New York, NY: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates; 2008.

"In this popular text Joel Spring provocatively analyzes the ideas of traditional and non-traditional philosophies from Confucianism to human rights regarding the contribution of education to the creation of a democratic society. The goal is to explore how governments use education to control and manage their populations, and to examine forms of education that claim to free people from authoritarian control."

Spring JH. A new paradigm for global school systems : education for a long and happy life. Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates; 2007.

"A terrific book -- both soundly researched and highly original. It should be widely used in courses on curriculum, social studies, policy studies, peace studies, philosophy of education, and many other sub-disciplines." --Nel Noddings, Stanford University (Emerita)