History of Education in America

History of Education in America

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For senior or graduate-level History of Education courses or Foundations of Education. This popular text provides future teachers a solid foundation in the history of American education, from its roots in European tradition, through the colonial period, to the challenges of the twenty-first century. Here are all of the important people, places, dates, events, and movements; along with a capsule presentation of the underlying principles of educational practice and straightforward, nonjudgmental coverage of all of the current controversies within our educational system. The authors again organize material simply and logically, and present it in the readable, accessible format both students and instructors appreciate.show more

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  • Paperback | 404 pages
  • 188 x 233.7 x 20.3mm | 644.11g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 8th Revised edition
  • 0130618942
  • 9780130618948

Table of contents

1. Introduction: Applying History to Education Today. 2. Shaping the Schools: Philosophical and Psychological Foundations. 3. American Education: Our European Heritage and the Colonial Influence. 4. American Education: The American Revolution. 5. American Education: 1812-1865. 6. American Education: 1865-1918. 7. American Education: 1918 to the Present. 8. Issues in Modern American Education. 9. Educational Reform: 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, and the Search for Excellence. 10. Education in the Future: From Now to Then. General Annotated Bibliography. Glossary. Index.show more

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