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Introduction to the Foundations of American Education, MyLabSchool Edition

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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 Education Profession
A Teaching Career
Today's Teachers
The Importance of Teachers to Society
The Public View of Teachers and Schools
Who Teaches?Teachers Needed
Teaching as a Profession
Characteristics of a Profession
Professional ResponsibilitiesReflecting on One's Practice
Challenges Affecting Teachers
Working Conditions
Beginning and Continuing a Teaching Career
Becoming Licensed
Searching for a Teaching Position
Remaining a Teacher
Sociological Founcations of Education
Diversity in Society
Culture and Society
Diversity and Education
Socioeconomic Status
Ethnicity and Race
Social Challenges in Schools
Power in Society
Prejudice and Discrimination
Today's Families
Latchkey Kids
Today's Youth
Who Is This Generation?Challenges of Youth Culture
Democracy and Education
Roles of Schools
Purposes of Schools
Whose Schools?Democratic Schools
Education That Is Multicultural
Undergirding Tenets
Social Justice
Culture of the School
Hidden Curriculum
Culturally Relevant Teaching
Building on Cultural Context
Centering the Cultures of Students
Validating Student Voices
Challenges in Multicultural Classrooms
Technology and Equity
Gender-Sensitive Education
Education for Language Diversity
Teachers as Social Activists
Thinking Critically
Modeling Equity in the Classroom
Teaching for Social Justice
Governance And Support Of American Education
Organizing and Paying for American Education
The Structure of the American Education System
Organization of Schools
Organization of the School District
Organization of Education at the State Level
The Federal Government's Role in Education
School Choice: Increasing Options along with Uncertain Outcomes
Politics in Education
Issues Related to Organization and Structure
Financing Education: Sources of Funds and the Move from Equity to Adequacy
A System of Taxation and Support for Schools
Education Spending
Perennial School Finance Issues
Legal Foundations of Education
Legal Aspects of Education
Legal Provisions for Education: The U.S. Constitution
Church and State
Segregation and Desegregation
Equal Opportunity
Teachers' Rights and Responsibilities
Conditions of Employment
Academic Freedom
Teacher Responsibilities and Liabilities
Students' Rights and Responsibilities
Students' Rights as Citizens
Students' Rights and Responsibilities in School
Historical Foundations of Education
The Evolution of American Education
Education in Other Cultures
The Beginnings of Education (to 476 C.E.)
Education in the Middle Ages (476-1300)
Education in Transition (1300-1700)
The Important Role of Education in Our Developing Nation
Colonial Education
The Struggle for Universal Elementary Education
The Need for Secondary Schools
Federal Involvement in Education
The Evolution of Teaching Materials
Meager Education for Diverse Populations
Private Education in America
Learning from History
The Continuing Historical Effort to Improve Education
More Students and Bigger Schools
The Rapid Growth of the Educational Enterprise
School District Consolidation
The Development of the Teaching Profession
The Increasing Complexity of the Educational Enterprise
Changing Aims of Education
Preparation of Teachers
Education of Women
Recent Trends in Education
New Emphases in Education
Educational Critics
School Reform
School Public Opinion over the Past Half-Century
Major Educational Events of the Past Century
The Value of History
Philosophical Foundations of Education
Philosophy: The Passion to Understand
Structure and Methodology of Philosophy
The Branches of Philosophy
Thinking as a Philosopher
Schools of Philosophy and Their Influence on Education
Eastern Ways of Knowing
Native American Ways of Knowing
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