Historical Foundations of Education

Historical Foundations of Education : Bridges from the Ancient World to the Present

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Educators are better equipped to shape education today if they understand not only the historical context of education and its influence on education today, but also the contextual framework in which education developed over time. This history of education text gives the educator a unique and comprehensive view of the development of education from ancient times to the present by examining the social, political, economic and religious contexts in which education developed. Readers will come away with a rich understanding of the influence of the past on today's educational landscape.
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  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 188 x 231.1 x 22.9mm | 567g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • Annotated
  • 0130617075
  • 9780130617071

Table of contents

PART I Education in the Greek and Roman Empires, and the Middle Ages

Chapter 1 Education in the Greek World: Greek Contributions to Education (500 to 168 B.C.)

Chapter 2 Life and Education in the Roman Empire (168 B.C. to 476 A.D.)

Chapter 3 The Middle Ages (476 A.D. to 1150 A.D.)

PART II Rebirth of Learning: Renaissance and Reformation

Chapter 4 The Renaissance: New Consciousness and Love of Learning (1150 to 1570)

Chapter 5 The German Reformation: Social Enlightenment and Reform (1517 to 1534)

Chapter 6 Reformation and Education in Tudor England (1534 to 1625)

PART III Formation of the American Educational System

Chapter 7 Education in the American Colonies (1625 to 1820)

Chapter 8 Enlightenment and Early National Periods: Advances in Thought and Education (1820 to 1890)

Chapter 9 Urbanization and Expansion of the Public Schools (1890 to 1930)

PART IV Modern Educational Problems and Reform Movements (1930 to 2005)

Chapter 10 Education from the Depression to the War on Poverty (1930-1960)

Chapter 11 Reform Movements from 1960-1982: From the War on Poverty to Back to Basics

Chapter 12 Reform Movements after "A Nation at Risk": Increased Federal Involvement and Accountability (1983 to 2005)
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