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Foundations of American Education : Perspectives on Education in a Changing World

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  • Edition: 13th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2005-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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Keeping pace with current issues and professional requirements, such as standards and teacher certification, this classic text offers solid coverage of the foundations of education. This best-selling text by respected authorities in their fields continues to develop successful teachers by providing a broad introduction to the foundations of education through interesting and current discussions of theory and practice. The book offers a thorough overview of the historical, legal, philosophical, social, and practical aspects of American education. The thirteenth edition includes features dedicated to classroom observation, INTASC standards, and teacher certification. Pre-service and in-service teachers.

Table of Contents

The Profession of Teaching
Viewing Education Through Professional Lenses
Teaching as a Profession Education Headlines: No Crisis, But Trouble on the Way
Today's Teachers
Teaching as a Profession
Debate: Should Nationally Certified Teachers Be Paid More?
Professional Dilemma: Who Is Cheating Now?
Relevant Research: Making Meaning of the Portfolio
Global Perspective: Education International
Challenges Affecting Teachers
Beginning and Continuing a Teaching Career
School and Society
Viewing Education Through Sociological Lenses
Diversity in Society
Education Headlines: Little Newcomers in a Strange Land
Culture and Society
Diversity and Education
Socioeconomic Status
Ethnicity and Race
Relevant Research: Development of Racial and Gender Identity
Global Perspective: Poverty, Illiteracy, and School Attendance in China
Professional Dilemma: Communicating with Parents of English Language Learners
Debate: Are Too Many Kids Labeled Gifted? Religion
Cultural Identity
Schools Facing Social Challenges
Education Headlines: Racial Gap in Schools Splits a Town Proud of Diversity
Groups in Society
Today's Families
Today's Youth
Democracy and Schooling
Debate: Can Retention Be Good for a Student?
global Perspectives: Universal Values
Education That Is Multicultural
Education Headlines: Internet at School Is Changing Work of Students and Teachers
Undergirding Tenets
Global Perspectives: Antiracist and Multicultural Education
Culture of the School
Culturally Relevant Teaching
Debate: Should We Correct Students' Grammar All the Time, Every Time?
Educational Challenges
Relevant Research: Boys and Girls in Performance-Based Science Classrooms
Teachers as Social Activists
Professional Dilemma: Harassment in Schools
Governance and Support of American Education
Viewing Education through Organizational Lenses
Organizing and Paying for American Education
Education Headlines: Study: School Choice Popular
Academic Results Are Unclear
The Structure of the American Education System
Professional Dilemma
The Financing of Education: Sources of Funds and The Move from Equity to Adequacy
Relevant Research: Reform of School Finance in Michigan
Debate: Has Student Fundraising Gone Too Far?
Education Spending
Global Perspectives: International Comparisons in Spending for Schools
Legal Foundations of Education
Education Headlines: Prayers Are Heard at Football Games Despite Ruling
Legal Aspects of Education
Professional Dilemma: What Will You Do If a Child in Your Classroom Has AIDS? Teachers' Rights and Responsibilities
Students' Rights and Responsibilities
Debate: Should Teachers and Support Staff Be Able to Suspend Students? Relevant Research: Zero Tolerance, Zero Sense
Global Perspectives: Legal Aspects of Education in Other Countries
Historical Foundations of Education: Viewing Education Thro
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