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Foundations of American Education: Becoming Effective Teachers in Challenging Times, CourseSmart eTextbook, 16th Edition

By James A. Johnson, Diann L. Musial, Gene E. Hall, Donna M. Gollnick

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Sep 5, 2013

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For courses in Foundations of Education and Introduction to Teaching

 

A broad introduction to the foundations of education through current discussions of theory and practice in such critical areas as advocacy, legislation, and the current social, political, and economic climate

 

Current, thoughtful, and completely up-to-date, this classic text gives teachers a comprehensive look at the fast-paced world of information and the underlying constructs influencing today’s schools. Known for its clarification of, and response to the challenges today’s teachers must confront head on—and for providing the tools teachers can take with them into the classroom and into their schools—the book discusses such critical topics as advocacy, legislation, and the current social, political, and economic climate, giving teachers a realistic perspective and approach to their work. Thisemphasis on current practice is informed by serious, reflective philosophical and historical principles. This mixture of reflection on principles in the midst of pressures to change and remain current makes this edition especially unique.

Table of Contents

Brief 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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$80.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-283684-5