Educational Foundations / Edition 2

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Overview

EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATIONS, Second Edition, explains today's schools for those who are trying to picture themselves within the education profession. The book makes educational foundations topics relevant and personally meaningful to both young learners and mature adult learners-while also offering the comprehensive scope, scholarly depth, and conceptual analysis of contemporary issues that will help readers understand the field and transition smoothly into their career. This new edition includes a greater emphasis on InTASC and Common Core State Standards, and incorporates a number of new features that enable readers to gain a realistic and insightful perspective of the education profession.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This is a good foundational text that provides a starting point for important discussions in education foundations classrooms." - Robin Voetterl, Siena College

"[This book provides] a very solid background that every educator needs to read in order to understand how education works in America-where we've come from and where we are going." - D R Wilson, Houston Baptist University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781133603092
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2014
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 608
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Leslie S. Kaplan (Ed.D.), a retired school administrator in Newport News, Virginia, is a full-time education writer and an adjunct research professor at Old Dominion University. She has provided middle and high school instructional leadership as well as central office leadership as a director of program development. Before becoming a school administrator, she worked as a middle and high school English teacher and as a school counselor with articles frequently published in The School Counselor. Kaplan's scholarly publications, co-authored with William A. Owings, appear in numerous professional journals. She also has co-authored several books and monographs with Owings, including CULTURE RE-BOOT: REINVIGORATING SCHOOL CULTURE TO IMPROVE STUDENT OUTCOMES; LEADERSHIP AND ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR IN EDUCATION; AMERICAN PUBLIC SCHOOL FINANCE (in its second edition); TEACHER QUALITY, TEACHING QUALITY, AND SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT; BEST PRACTICES, BEST THINKING, AND EMERGING ISSUES IN SCHOOL LEADERSHIP; and ENHANCING TEACHER AND TEACHING QUALITY. Kaplan is co-editor of the Journal for Effective Schools, and also serves on the NASSP Bulletin Editorial Board. She is a past president of the Virginia Counselors' Association and the Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and is currently a board member of Voices for Virginia's Children.

William A. Owings (Ed.D.) is a professor of educational leadership at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Owings has worked as a public school teacher, an elementary and high school principal, assistant superintendent, and superintendent of schools. His scholarly publications, co-authored with Leslie S. Kaplan, include books on educational leadership and school finance as well as articles in National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) Bulletin, Journal of School Leadership, Journal of Effective Schools, Phi Delta Kappan, Teachers College Record, the Journal of Education Finance, and the Eurasian Journal of Business and Economics. Owings has served on the state and international board of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), is currently the editor of the Journal for Effective Schools, and is on the Journal of Education Finance Editorial Advisory Board. He is a frequent presenter at state and national conferences and a consultant on educational leadership, school finance, and instructional improvement. Owings and Kaplan share the 2008 Virginia Educational Research Association Charles Edgar Clear Research Award for Consistent and Substantial Contributions to Educational Research and Scholarship.

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Table of Contents

Part I: PROFESSIONAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS. 1. So You Want to Be a Teacher? 2. Teaching as a Profession. 3. Philosophy of Education. Part II: HISTORICAL FOUNDATIONS. 4. The History of American Public Education. 5. Education Reform: 1900 to Today. Part III: SOCIAL FOUNDATIONS. 6. Competing Goals of Public Education. 7. Cultural, Social and Educational Causes of the Achievement Gap and How to Fix It. 8. Diversity and Cultural Assets in Education. Part IV: LEGAL, POLITICAL, AND FISCAL FOUNDATIONS. 9. Teachers, Ethics, and the Law. 10. School Governance and Structure. 11. School Finance Part V: CURRICULAR AND INSTRUCTIONAL FOUNDATIONS. 12. Curriculum. 13. Instruction. 14. Standards, Achievement, and Accountability. 15. Best Practices for Effective Schools.

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