Foundations of American Education

Foundations of American Education

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For Introduction to Teaching or Foundations of Education courses. With the goal of providing future teachers current, truly useful information, the fourth edition of this classic text examines the philosophical and historical roots of education, its current structures and practices, and what's in store for the field-through an enlightening, interdisciplinary lens. It encourages students to contemplate the complexities of teaching, the diverse responsibilities of today's teachers, and the commitment of time and energy required for being successful. Material from sociology, economics, politics, public administration, finance, and law places education in a realistic context; while findings from psychology inform discussions of teaching, learning, and meeting the needs of at-risk students.show more

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  • Paperback | 552 pages
  • 200.66 x 248.92 x 22.86mm | 884.5g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 0130452327
  • 9780130452320

Table of contents

PART I: THE TEACHING PROFESSION. 1. Status of the Profession. 2. Development of the Profession. PART II: PHILOSOPHY AND ITS IMPACT ON THE SCHOOLS. 3. The Major Philosophies. 4. The Impact of Educational Theories on Educational Practice. PART III: HISTORICAL FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION. 5. American Education: European Heritage and Colonial Experience. 6. American Education: From Revolution to the Twentieth Century. 7. Modern American Education: From the Progressive Movement to the Present. PART IV: THE SCHOOLS AND SOCIETY. 8. School and Society. 9. Responding to a Diverse and Multicultural Society. 10. Students at Risk. PART V: LEGAL AND POLITICAL CONTROL AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT. 11. Legal Framework for the Public Schools. 12. Teachers, Students, and the Law. 13. Governance and Financing of Elementary and Secondary Schools. PART VI: CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION. 14. The School Curriculum: Development and Design. 15. Instructional Practices in Effective Schools. PART VII: PROJECTIONS FOR THE FUTURE. 16. Education for the New Millennium. Appendix. Glossary. Author Index. Subject Index.show more

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