Historical Foundations of Education: Bridges from the Ancient World to the Present / Edition 1

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This book discusses education in the social, economic, political and religious context in which it developed, beginning with education in the time of the ancient Greeks. The focus on "bridges", or connections from past to present, is emphasized throughout. Connections are clearly explained in each chapter. Tables summarize these connections, and the educators whose ideas we use today are profiled in the "Shapers of Education" feature used in each chapter. Discussion questions, a list of suggested activities, a list of annotated websites, suggestions for further reading, a timeline of significant dates, learning objectives, and "Shapers of Education" feature and tables. This is a history of foundations text for undergraduate or graduate courses in the history of education, or the history of curriculum theory.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780130617071
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 5/25/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

PART I Education in the Greek and Roman Empires, and the Middle Ages

Chapter 1 Education in the Greek World: Greek Contributions to Education (500 to 168 B.C.)

Chapter 2 Life and Education in the Roman Empire (168 B.C. to 476 A.D.)

Chapter 3 The Middle Ages (476 A.D. to 1150 A.D.)

PART II Rebirth of Learning: Renaissance and Reformation

Chapter 4 The Renaissance: New Consciousness and Love of Learning (1150 to 1570)

Chapter 5 The German Reformation: Social Enlightenment and Reform (1517 to 1534)

Chapter 6 Reformation and Education in Tudor England (1534 to 1625)

PART III Formation of the American Educational System

Chapter 7 Education in the American Colonies (1625 to 1820)

Chapter 8 Enlightenment and Early National Periods: Advances in Thought and Education (1820 to 1890)

Chapter 9 Urbanization and Expansion of the Public Schools (1890 to 1930)

PART IV Modern Educational Problems and Reform Movements (1930 to 2005)

Chapter 10 Education from the Depression to the War on Poverty (1930-1960)

Chapter 11 Reform Movements from 1960-1982: From the War on Poverty to Back to Basics

Chapter 12 Reform Movements after "A Nation at Risk": Increased Federal Involvement and Accountability (1983 to 2005)

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