Exploring Education: An Introduction to the Foundations of Education / Edition 3

Exploring Education: An Introduction to the Foundations of Education / Edition 3

by Alan R. Sadovnik
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205473598

ISBN-13: 9780205473595

Pub. Date: 09/23/2005

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Based upon the belief that a “foundations perspective” is a valuable tool in helping to improve schools, this book offers an alternative to traditional foundational texts by combining a point-of-view analysis with primary source readings. Pre-service and practicing teachers will find a solid introduction to the foundations disciplines – history,

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Based upon the belief that a “foundations perspective” is a valuable tool in helping to improve schools, this book offers an alternative to traditional foundational texts by combining a point-of-view analysis with primary source readings. Pre-service and practicing teachers will find a solid introduction to the foundations disciplines – history, philosophy, politics, and sociology of education – and their application to educational issues including school organization and teaching, curriculum and pedagogic practices, education and inequality, and school reform and improvement.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205473595
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
09/23/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
7.46(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

1The limits and promises of education : toward reflective practitioners1
2The politics of education : conservative, liberal, and radical perspectives23
Lessons learned from a half-century of federal policy development38
What "counts" as educational policy? : notes toward a new paradigm45
3The history of education61
Forgetting the questions : the problem of education reform93
Popular schooling100
4The sociology of education110
Japanese education : a Durkheimian ideal type?128
On understanding the process of schooling : the contributions of labeling theory135
The politics of culture : understanding local political resistance to detracking in racially mixed schools145
5The philosophy of education and its significance for teachers163
My pedagogic creed184
Wide-awakeness and the moral life187
The ideal of the educated person193
6Schools as organizations and teacher professionalization204
Contradictions of reform225
The TIMSS videotape study234
Is there really a teacher shortage?239
7Curriculum, pedagogy, and the transmission of knowledge256
The politics of a national curriculum282
The mimetic and the transformative : alternative outlooks on teaching293
The silenced dialogue : power and pedagogy in educating other people's children301
8Equality of opportunity and educational outcomes314
Class and the classroom : even the best schools can't close the race achievement gap358
Chartering and bartering : elite education and social reproduction363
College-for-all : do students understand what college demands?377
9Explanations of educational inequality394
Keeping track, part 1 : the policy and practice of curriculum inequality421
Females + mathematics = a complex equation428
Social class differences in family-school relationships : the importance of cultural capital438
A black student's reflection on public and private schools452
10Educational reform and school improvement456
The politics of school choice research : fact, fiction, and statistics489
Reinventing teaching499
A level playing field509

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