Foundations of American Education: Perspectives on Education in a Changing World / Edition 13

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Keeping pace with current issues and professional requirements, such as standards and teacher certification, this classic text offers solid coverage of the foundations of education. This best-selling text by respected authorities in their fields continues to develop successful teachers by providing a broad introduction to the foundations of education through interesting and current discussions of theory and practice. The book offers a thorough overview of the historical, legal, philosophical, social, and practical aspects of American education. The thirteenth edition includes features dedicated to classroom observation, INTASC standards, and teacher certification. Pre-service and in-service teachers.
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A revised textbook (8th ed., 1991) that provides the essential foundations background necessary to successfully complete a teacher education program and pass any certification tests required to obtain a teaching position. The text is divided into six parts: professional aspects of teaching; school and society; governance, organization, and support of American education; historical foundations of education; philosophical concepts, educational views, and teaching styles; and school programs and practices. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205395781
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/25/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 13
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Teachers and Teaching as a Career 3
Ch. 2 Employment Opportunities for Teachers 29
Ch. 3 Professional Organizations for Educators 55
Ch. 4 School and Society 79
Ch. 5 A Multicultural Society 103
Ch. 6 Education That Is Multicultural 129
Ch. 7 Social Issues Affecting the School 153
Ch. 8 Structure and Finance of American Education 185
Ch. 9 Legal Aspects of Education 225
Ch. 10 The Rights of Students and Teachers 259
Ch. 11 Antecedents of American Education 293
Ch. 12 Early American Education 313
Ch. 13 Recent Developments in Education 1940-Present 343
Ch. 14 Philosophy: The Passion to Understand 369
Ch. 15 Educational Theory in American Schools: Philosophy in Action 391
Ch. 16 Building an Educational Philosophy 411
Ch. 17 School Programs 431
Ch. 18 School Practices 455
Ch. 19 Schools for the Next Century 485
Glossary 518
Name Index 523
Subject Index 527
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