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Foundations of American Education : Perspectives on Education in a Changing World (with MyEducationLab)

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  • Edition: 15th
  • Format: Package
  • Copyright: 2010-01-03
  • Publisher: Pearson

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This best-selling text, Foundations of American Education,prepares students for tomorrow#x19;s classrooms through its thorough coverage of the foundations of American education, including the historical, legal, philosophical, social, and practical aspects of education. The fifteenth edition#xA0;has been revised to provide a more engaging experience for future teachers as they examine their changing role and the role of schools in today#x19;s diverse society.#xA0;Readers will find integrated discussions of technology, hot#xA0;educational trends, real classroom situations, and call-outs to a revolutionary new online component, MyEducationLab, that provides interactive self-assessments and video-based activities.#xA0;To order this book WITHOUT MyEducationLab use this ISBN: 9780137012527.#xA0; To order this book WITH MyEducationLab use this ISBN: 9780131381285 . Clickhereto learn more about MyEducationLab.#xA0;

Author Biography

James A. Johnson, professor of education emeritus at Northern Illinois University, has been an educator for more than thirty-five years, serving as a public school teacher, teacher educator, and university administrator/researcher/consultant/speaker. He has been coauthor of fourteen editions of Foundations of American Education, as well as author or coauthor of three dozen other college textbooks.


Gene E. Hall, professor of educational leadership at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas (UNLV), has served for more than thirty years as a teacher educator, researcher, and university administrator. He is active in assisting teacher education institutions in their efforts to become nationally accredited. He is also internationally known for his research on the change process in schools and other types of organizations. He is the lead architect of the widely used Concerns-Based Adoption Model (CBAM), which organizational leaders and staff developers employ in studying and facilitating the change process. In addition to coauthoring the last six editions of this text, he is coauthor of Implementing Change: Patterns, Principles and Potholes, Second Edition (Allyn & Bacon, 2006), and The Joy of Teaching: Making a Difference in Student Learning (Allyn & Bacon, 2008).



Donna M. Gollnick is senior vice president of the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), where she oversees accreditation activities. She is also past president of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) and is a recognized authority in multicultural education. In addition to her work in teacher accreditation, she has taught in secondary schools and coauthored five editions of this text. She is also coauthor, with Philip C. Chinn, of Multicultural Education in a Pluralistic Society, Eighth Edition (Merrill, 2009)  and coauthor of The Joy of Teaching (Allyn & Bacon, 2008).

Table of Contents

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Part I The Teaching Profession   

                        Chapter 1        Teaching in a Changing World


Part II Historical Foundations of Education

                        Chapter 2        The Early History of Education in a Changing World

                        Chapter 3        Historical Perspectives of Education


Part III Philosophical Foundations of Education

                        Chapter 4        Philosophy: Reflections on the Essence of Education

                        Chapter 5        Building an Educational Philosophy in a Changing World


Part IV Sociological Foundations of Education

                        Chapter 6        Place of Schools in Society

                        Chapter 7        Diversity in Society and Schools

                        Chapter 8        Students and Their Families


Part V Governance, Organization, and Legal Foundations of Education

                        Chapter 9        Organizing and Paying for Education

                        Chapter 10      Legal Perspectives on Education


Part VI Curricular Foundations of Education

                        Chapter 11      Standards, Assessment, and Accountability

                        Chapter 12      Designing Programs for  Learners : Curriculum and Instruction

                        Chapter 13      Becoming a High-Quality Teacher in a Changing World

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