Foundations of American Education / Edition 6

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With the movement toward the professionalization of teaching and national teacher certification programs, it is critical that people understand what it takes to become an educator before they enter the field. This book encourages readers to contemplate the complexities, diverse responsibilities, and the commitment of time and energy it takes to become a successful teacher. Offers expanded treatment of the contributions of women and minorities throughout American education. Provides an overview of the equal educational opportunities for migrant and immigrant children and youth. Discusses developing leadership roles for teachers in an era of school reform. For Educators and Educational Administrators, and anyone interested in American Education.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780137157266
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 2/9/2009
  • Series: Pearson Custom Education Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 504
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 The Teaching Profession 1
Ch. 1 Status of the Profession 2
Ch. 2 Development of the Profession 36
Pt. 2 Historical Foundations of Education 61
Ch. 3 American Education: European Heritage and Colonial Experience 62
Ch. 4 American Education: From Revolution to the Twentieth Century 100
Ch. 5 Modern American Education: From the Progressive Movement to the Present 140
Pt. 3 Philosophy and Its Impact on the Schools 171
Ch. 6 The Major Philosophies 172
Ch. 7 The Impact of Educational Theories on Educational Practice 198
Pt. 4 The Schools and Society 235
Ch. 8 School and Society 236
Ch. 9 Achieving Equity in Education 272
Ch. 10 Students at Risk 310
Pt. 5 Legal and Political Control and Financial Support 345
Ch. 11 Legal Framework for the Public Schools 346
Ch. 12 Teachers, Students, and the Law 378
Ch. 13 Organizing and Administering Elementary and Secondary Schools 416
Ch. 14 Financing Public Education 444
Pt. 6 Curriculum and Instruction 475
Ch. 15 The School Curriculum: Development and Design 476
Ch. 16 Instructional Practices in Today's Schools 504
Ch. 17 Effective Schools and Teachers 534
Pt. 7 Projections for the Future 559
Ch. 18 Education for the Twenty-First Century 560
Appendix A: Selected Federal Legislation Supporting Education 585
Appendix B: Selected National Education Reports: 1982-1989 589
Glossary 591
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