A departure from other foundations of education books, this rich anthology uses a number of excerpts from literature, plays, poetry, and paintings to which readers can link educational theories and their won experiences. It provides superb coverage of history, sociology, politics and philosophy of education, as well as the nature of school environments and the teaching profession. Contains specially selected excerpts from literature and other sources. Invites readers to write their own fiction or non-fiction account of teaching. For Educators and School Administrators, as well as anyone who is interested in the history of education.
Excerpts from History of Great Barrington (Berkshire County), Charles J. Taylor. Excerpt from These Happy Golden Years, Laura Ingalls Wilder. Excerpts from Emerson on Education, Selections, Ralph Waldo Emerson. Excerpts from Aesthetic Papers, Elizabeth Palmer Peabody. Excerpt from Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Frederick Douglass. Excerpt from Jefferson, Albert Jay Nock. Excerpt from Twelfth Report for 1848, Horace Mann. Play: Excerpt from Inherit the Wind, Jerome Lawrence and Robert. E. Lee. Excerpt from All-of-a-Kind-Family, Sydney Taylor. Excerpt from Reminiscences of Friedrich Froebel, Baroness B. Von Marenholz-Bülow. A Time Line: "100 Influential People and Events in the History of American Education." Work of Art: "Ichabod Crane," Norman Rockwell.
2. Philosophical Foundations: Approaches to Curriculum Development.
Excerpt from Dewey on Education, ed. by Martin S. Dworkin. Excerpts from Saber-Tooth Curriculum, J. Abner Peddiwell. Poem: "A Break of Consciousness," Jose Calderon. Excerpts from Rudolf Steiner in the Waldorf School, Rudolf Steiner. Excerpts from The Discovery in the Child, Maria Montessori. Poem: Leaves of Grass, #9, Walt Whitman. Excerpt from Aims of Education, Alfred North Whitehead. Excerpt from Iron and Silk, Mark Salzman. Excerpt from How Children Fail, John Holt. Song: "What Did You Learn in School Today?," Tom Paxton. Work ofArt: "In the Studio," William Merritt Chase.
3. The Politics of Education: School Governance, School Funding, and Legal Issues.
Cartoon: "Your Local School Board Considers an Increase to the Budget," Danziger. Excerpt from The Water Is Wide, Pat Conroy. Excerpt from The Thread That Runs So True, Jesse Stuart. Excerpt from Death at an Early Age, Jonathan Kozol. Excerpt from Allegory of the Cave, Plato. School-to-Work Opportunities Act of 1994, (U.S. Congress). Supreme Court Decision: The Bakke Case on Affirmative Action (1978). "Teacher's Lesson on Intolerance Fails," Nancy Roberts Trott. Work of Art: "The Problem We All Live With...," Norman Rockwell.
4. School Environments.
Excerpt from Manchild in the Promised Land, Claude Brown. "Incident," Countee Cullen. "Unschooling," Nancy Friedland. Excerpt from Christy, Catherine Marshall. Excerpt from The Girls in the Back of the Class, LouAnne Johnson. Excerpt from Up The Down Staircase, Bel Kaufman. Excerpt from Seasoned Timber, Dorothy Canfield. Play: Excerpts from The Miracle Worker, William Gibson. Excerpt from Horace's Compromise, Theodore R. Sizer. Work of Art: "New TV Antenna," Norman Rockwell.
5. Living and Learning in a Diverse Society: Sociology of Education.
Excerpt from Teacher, Sylvia Ashton-Warner. Excerpt from Teacher in America, Jacques Barzun. Excerpt from I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou. Excerpt from Lives on the Boundary, Mike Rose. Song: "National Brotherhood Week," Tom Lehrer.Excerpt from The Chosen, Chaim Potok. Poem: "Warning to Children," Robert Graves. Excerpt from Growing Up, Russell Baker. Summary from Having Our Say, The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years, Sarah and A. Elizabeth Delany, with Amy Hill Hearth. Work of Art: "The Golden Rule," Norman Rockwell.
6. Teacher Behavior, Teacher Roles: Teacher Ethics and Experiences.
Excerpts from Goodbye, Mr. Chips, James Hilton. Excerpt from Good Morning, Miss Dove, Frances Gray Patton. Excerpt from What Lisa Knew, Joyce Johnson. Excerpt from Small Victories, Samuel G. Freedman. Excerpt from A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith. Excerpt from A Chocolate War, Robert Cormier. Excerpt from Among School Children, Tracy Kidder. Excerpt from Tolstoy on Education, Leo Tolstoy. Work of Art: "The School Teacher," Norman Rockwell.