Foundations of Education

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  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-12-22
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Foundations of Educationincorporates relevant interdisciplinary perspectives and emphasizes coverage of key issues in education, with up-to-date research, primary resources, and documentation. This text provides comprehensive and substantive coverage of all "foundational" areas--including social, philosophical, historical, political, economic, curricular, and legal--for students who are preparing for a career in teaching and for those who simply wish to learn more about significant contemporary issues in education. The authors have included strong, thought-provoking pedagogy, and have emphasized the growing role of technology in education, especially in the new Technology@School feature. New!"In This Case" boxed features contain brief, fictional case scenarios that describe situations in which a new teacher might find themselves. Readers are asked to think critically about concepts discussed in each chapter to answer questions that encourage critical and applied analysis. New!Expanded topical overview charts in each chapter summarize and compare key developments and topics in education. New!Information about standards addresses the growing emphasis on holding students, teachers and schools accountable for performing at levels specified by local, state, and national standards. New sections focus on preparing teachers for the stress related to state/district standards, and legal issues, including the No Child Left Behind act, are addressed. Technology@School,a popular feature in every chapter, updates students on relevant developments in educational technology and provides information that may prove useful in their teaching careers. Topics include, "Using the Internet to Learn About World Schools" (Chapter 3), "Helping Students Develop Media Literacy" (Chapter 9), and "Protecting Students from Undesirable Material on the Web" (Chapter 13). Focus Questionsappear at the beginning of each chapter and provide students with an organized reference to chapter material--"Refocus Questions" appear after major text sections and are designed to help reinforce and improve the students' comprehension by reviewing the information in the chapter. Taking issue chartsappear in each chapter to present controversial issues in the field of education, offering arguments on both sides of a question to illustrate why the topic is important and how it affects contemporary schools. Instructors can use these charts as the basis for class discussions or essay assignments. Eduspace,a customizable, powerful, interactive platform, provides instructors with text-specific online courses and content in multiple disciplines. Eduspace gives an instructor the ability to create all or part of their course online using the widely recognized tools of Blackboard and quality text-specific content from HMCo. Instructors can quickly and easily assign homework exercises, quizzes, tests, tutorials and supplemental study materials and can modify that content or even add their own.

Table of Contents

Understanding the Teaching Profession
Motivation, Status, and Preparation of the Teacher
Choosing a Career in Teaching
Status and Supply of Teachers
Preparation of Teachers Efforts to Improve the Teaching
Force Diversity of the Teaching
Force: A Growing Concern Educational Reform and Teacher
Empowerment Outlook for Teaching
The Teaching Profession Is Teaching a Profession?
Trends Toward Professionalism Teacher
Organizations General Professional Organizations for Teachers
Historical Foundations
World Roots of American Education Education in Preliterate Societies
Education in Ancient Chinese Civilization
Education in Ancient Indian Civilization
Education in Ancient Egyptian Civilization
Education in Ancient Greek and Roman Civilizations
Arabic Learning and Education
Medieval Culture and Education
Renaissance Classical Humanism
The Religious Reformation and Education
The Enlightenment''s Influence on Education
Pioneers in Education Comenius
The Search for a New Method Locke
Empiricst Educator Rousseau
Educating the Natural Person Pestalozzi
Educator of the Senses and Emotions Froebel
The Kindergarten Movement Spenser
Social Darwinist and Utilitarian Educator Dewey
Learning Through Experience Montessori
The Prepared Environment Piaget
Developmental Growth Illich
Deschooling Society
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 Recent Historical Trends
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 of 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 Affirmative
Action and Educational Equity
Social Foundations
Culture, Socialization, and Education Culture and Education
Agents of Socialization
Sex 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?
Traditional Versus Revisionist Interpretations
Providing Equal Educational Opportunity
Desegregation Compensatory
Education Multicultural Education
Education for Students with Disabilities
Philosophical and Curricular Foundations
Philosophical Roots of Education
Special Terminology Idealism
Realism Pragmatism Existentialism
Educational Theories
Progressivism Social Reconstructionism
Perennialism Essentialism Critical Theory
Building Your Own Philosophy of Education
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 Exemplary
Reforms: A Selection Problems and Prospects in Developing Countries
School Improvement Projects and Research
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
Recent Efforts to Increase School
Effectiveness At-Risk Students and Dropouts
The Process of School Improvement and Reform
Related Efforts to Improve School
Effectiveness Systemic Restructuring and Reform
Conclusion: The Challenge for Education
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