The new 16th edition of this classic text presents a broad introduction to the foundations of education through discussion of theory and practice in such areas as advocacy; legislation; and the current social, political, and economic climate. In it, teachers gain a realistic perspective and approach to their work. Current, thoughtful, and completely up-to-date, Foundations of American Education presents a comprehensive look at the fast-paced world of information and the underlying constructs influencing today’s schools. The book includes comprehensive coverage of recent trends and issues in schools, the emergence of Common Core State Standards, RTI, and the continuing emphasis on assessment.
Table of Contents
Part I - The Teaching Profession
Ch. 1 - Teaching in a Challenging World
Part II - Historical Foundations of Education
Ch. 2 - The Early History of Education in a Changing World
Ch. 3 - Historical Perspectives of Education
Part III - Philosophical Foundations of Education
Ch. 4 - Philosophy: Reflections on the Essence of Education
Ch. 5 - Building an Educational Philosophy in a Changing World
Part IV - Sociological Foundations of Education
Ch. 6 - The Place of Schools in Society
Ch. 7 - Diversity in Society and Schools
Ch. 8 - Students and Their Families
Part V - Governance, Organization, and Legal Foundations of Education
Ch. 9 - Organizing and Paying for Education
Ch. 10 - Legal Perspectives on Education
Part VI - Curricular Foundations of Education
Ch. 11 - Standards, Assessment, and Accountability
Ch. 12 - Designing Programs for Learners in Challenging Times: Curriculum and Instruction
Ch. 13 - Becoming an Effective Teacher in a Challegning World
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