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History and Social Foundations of American Education, The, CourseSmart eTextbook, 10th Edition

By John D. Pulliam, James J. Van Patten

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 3, 2012

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For courses on the Historical Foundations of Education.


In a detailed and balanced manner, this highly popular text addresses the social, historical, and philosophical foundations of education—from the dominance of Puritans to modern times—and the impact on American society both yesterday and today.


In the same accessible format of earlier editions, the tenth edition provides readers with a solid overview of the social, historical, and philosophical foundations of education; a compact treatment of the basic tenets and theories that underlie educational practice including timelines for major watershed events that have shaped the nation's educational system; and quotes from leading authors of the period which introduce each chapter and situate the concepts to follow. The only guide on the history of American education your students will need, this textbook serves as a quick reference to the most important persons, dates, events, and movements that shaped the nation's system of education. 

Table of Contents

Chapter 1    Introduction: Applying History to Education Today

Chapter 2     Shaping the Schools: Philosophical and Psychological Foundations

Chapter 3     American Education: Our European Heritage and the Colonial Influence

Chapter 4     American Education: The American Revolution 

Chapter 5     American Education: 1812–1865 

Chapter 6     American Education: 1865–1918 

Chapter 7     Development of Modern American Education After 1918

Chapter 8     American Education: 1960–2000 

Chapter 9     Educational Reform After 1980: The Search for Excellence

Chapter 10   Issues in Modern American Education

Chapter 11   Globalization, Trends, and Gaining Perspective

General Annotated Bibliography



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$45.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-265979-6