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Foundations of American Education,9780137157266

Foundations of American Education

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Foundations for American Education  August 1, 2011

This textbook helped me in my class for Ashford. Great detail if you are looking for a historical reference book or textbook on the subject of education. It was an easy read and very informative. The textbook came in on time. It was in a great condition. Would love to purchase more in the future from this seller.

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Foundations of American Education emphasizes the defining topics in education today – a diverse population, an increasingly globalized society, and the impact of standards and assessment on student learning. Explore this text to gain an understanding of how the evolution of education affects today’s teaching and learning in a constantly changing world.

Read, think about, and respond to current educational issues through an engaging ABC News and Video Insight feature providing video and thought-provoking questions connecting chapter content to current and controversial issues in education. In addition, a Controversial Issue feature asks you to consider your values and beliefs as you read about and reflect on controversial school issues complete with for and against statements for your consideration.

Readers will find a new chapter on Assessment, an important part of the teaching and learning process, of particular interest as it highlights the major purposes and types of educational assessment and the role of assessment in standards-based education. A heavily-revised chapter on Education in a Global Context focuses on current educational trends including globalization, changing demographics, and the role of technology in this global environment.

Table of Contents

The Teaching Profession
Status of the Profession
Development of the Profession
Philosophy and Its Impact on the Schools
The Major Philosophies
The Impact of Educational Theories on Educational Practice
Historical Foundations of Education
American Education: European Heritage and Colonial Experience
American Education: From Revolution to the Twentieth Century
Modern American Education: From the Progressive Movement to the Present
Schooling in a Diverse and Multicultural Society
The Social and Cultural Contexts of Schooling: Their Influence and Consequence
Responding to Diversity
Students at Risk and At-Risk Behaviors
Legal and Political Control and Financial Support
Legal Framework for the Public Schools
Teachers, Students, and the Law
Governance and Financing of Elementary and Secondary Schools
Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in Effective Schools
Curriculum and Instruction
Standards and Assessment
Education in a Global Context
The Future of Education in a Global Society
Author Index
Subject Index
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