Foundations of Education

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  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-10-10
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Highly respected in the introduction to educational foundations market, Foundations of Education provides a comprehensive overview and analysis of topics and material typically taught in foundations courses. This text is written for the student who is preparing for a teaching career and needs to understand the key educational issues and policies affecting American education. The comprehensive and substantive coverage includes all foundational areas: social, philosophical, historical, political, economic, curricular, and legal. New features in the Tenth Edition provide a greater emphasis on the theme "From Pre-Service to Practice," helping the authors fulfill their goal of preparing students for their careers. Connecting to Certification sections prepare students for their certification exams, and From Preservice to Practice case studies highlight real-world classroom practices. For the first time, our award-winning CL Video Cases are fully integrated throughout Foundations of Education. Feature boxes and correlations used throughout the chapter direct students to view the videos on the passkey-protected website. The videos further students' understanding of key foundational concepts while allowing them to view real-life classrooms in action.

Table of Contents

Understanding the Teaching Profession
Motivation, Preparation, and Conditions for the Entering Teacher Choosing a Career in Teaching Supply/Demand and Salaries Preparing Teachers Prospective Teachers: Abilities and Testing Job Satisfaction and Dissatisfaction Reforming Schools by Improving Teacher Qualifications and Functioning Outlook for Teaching
The Teaching Profession Is Teaching a Profession? Trends Toward Professionalism Teacher Organizations
Historical and Philosophical Foundations
World Roots of American Education Education in Preliterate Societies Education in Ancient Chinese Civilization Education in Ancient Egypt The Hebraic Tradition in Education Education in Ancient Greek and Roman Civilizations Islam, Arabic Learning, and Education Medieval Culture and Education Renaissance Classical Humanism The Religious Reformation and Education The Enlightenment''s Influence on Education
Pioneers of Modern Teaching Comenius: The Search for a New Method Rousseau: Educating the Natural Person Pestalozzi: Educator of the Senses and Emotions Herbart: Systematizing Teaching Froebel: The Kindergarten Movement Spencer: Social Darwinist and Utilitarian Educator Dewey: Learning Through Experience Addams: Socialized Education Montessori: The Prepared Environment Piaget: Developmental Growth Freire: Liberation Pedagogy Thinking About Pioneers in Education as Historical Mentors
Historical Development of American Education The Colonial Period The Early National Period The Movement Toward Public Schooling The Development of American Secondary Schools The American College and University Education in a Culturally Diverse Society Historical Trends
Philosophical Roots of Education Special Terminology Idealism Realism Pragmatism Existentialism Postmodernism Educational Theories Essentialism Perennialism Progressivism Critical Theory Constructing Your Personal Philosophy of Education
Political, Economic, and Legal Foundations
Governing and Administering Public Education Local Responsibilities and Activities Intermediate Units State Responsibilities and Activities The Federal Role in Education Nonpublic Schools
Financing Public Education Tax Sources of School Revenues Local Financing for Public Schools State Financing of Public Schools Federal Education Funding School Finance Trends
Legal Aspects of Education The Court System Teachers'' Rights and Responsibilities Students'' Rights and Responsibilities Religion and the Schools
Social Foundations
Culture, Socialization, and Education Agents of Socialization Gender Roles and Sex Differences Adolescent and Youth Problems
Social Class, Race, and School Achievement Social Class and Success in School Race, Ethnicity, and School Success Reasons for Low Achievement Among Low-Status Students Do Schools Equalize Opportunity?
Providing Equal Educational Opportunity Desegregation Compensatory Education Multicultural Education Education for Students with Disabilities
Curricular Foundations
The Purposes of Education Establishing Goals and Objectives Historical Perspective The Call for Excellence Swings of the Pendulum
Curriculum and Instruction Curriculum Organization Issues in Curriculum Development Instructional Approaches Emerging Curriculum Trends: An Agenda for the Future
Effective Education: International and American Perspectives
International Education Commonalities in Educational Systems Differences in Educational Systems and Outcomes Problems and Prospects in Developing Countries Exemplary Reforms: A Selection Conclusion: U.S. Schools in an International Context
School Effectiveness and Reform in the United States Imperatives to Improve the Schools Characteristics of Effective Classrooms and Schools Effective Schools Research Characteristics of Successful School Reforms Improvement Approaches Across Grade Levels Reform Programs to Improve Whole Schools Related Efforts and Aspects Involving Educational Effectiveness School Choi
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