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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
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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