Educational Foundations

Educational Foundations : An Anthology

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For Introduction to Foundations of Education and Introduction to Teaching courses.This very readable text includes dozens of excerpts from novels, biographies, memoirs, lectures, essays, plays, poetry, and songs that explore all of the themes traditionally addressed in the foundations course-history, philosophy, politics and sociology of education, the nature of schools, and the teaching profession. This collection of fiction and non-fiction is divided into six themes, and each section begins with a Norman Rockwell painting that helps readers visualize the theme. Through this interdisciplinary approach, future teachers receive the critical information they need in their chosen profession, bringing to life the message that education is, ultimately, all about people.
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  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 185.4 x 231.1 x 20.3mm | 657.72g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130987468
  • 9780130987464

Table of contents

1. Teacher Behavior, Teacher Roles: Teacher Ethics and Experiences. 2. Historical Perspectives. 3. Philosophical Foundations: Approaches to Curriculum Development. 4. The Politics of Education: School Governance, School Funding, and Legal Issues. 5. School Environments. 6. Living and Learning in a Diverse Society: Sociology of Education. Appendix A: Debate Format: Learning through Teamwork and Formal Argument. Appendix B: How to Use This Text: Two Suggested Approaches. Appendix C: Lesson Plan Outline and Sample Plan. Name Index. Subject Index.
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"The author's contributions to the text-introductions, questions-are excellent. They are well-written and accurate. The discussion and research suggestions are especially effective." - Rick A. Breault, University of Indianapolis"All of the selections. . .will generate student interest and are particularly oriented toward encouraging student discussion and reflection." - Judy Arnold, Lincoln Memorial University"The author provides excellent preparatory remarks at the front of each selection... [that] aid in their general orientation and expectations. I was very pleased with Chartock's commentaries on the selections as well as her chapter overviews. The 'set-ups' for the selections were thought-provoking and reflective... I approve of the literary approach to educational foundations developed by Chartock." - Martin Eigenberger, University of Wisconsin-Parkside
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