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Foundations of Education / Edition 9

Foundations of Education / Edition 9

by Allan C. Ornstein, Daniel U. Levine


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Foundations of Education / Edition 9

FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION examines and analyzes the key educational issues and policies affecting American education. The book prepares you for your future professional career as an educator through an array of applied features that tie the book's themes to your future practice. The chapters on the history and philosophy of education encourage you to construct your own personal philosophy of education, building a strong foundation for a professional career. Completely up-to-date throughout, this edition also provides the latest information on the common core curriculum, accountability, technology in education, school reform, diversity, legal rulings, recent trends in school funding and teacher compensation, new instructional practices, the outlook for careers, and many other important topics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618474066
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 12/28/2004
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 514
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Allan Ornstein (Ph.D., New York University) is Professor of Education at St. John's University in New York. He is the author of more than 55 texts and 400 articles and research papers, and has served as a consultant for more than 60 government and educational agencies. He is a co-author of FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION, now in its twelfth edition (Wadsworth Cengage Learning).

Daniel Levine is a former Professor of Education at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and before that at the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Dr. Levine has authored numerous journal articles and papers on urban education, school reform, and related topics.

Gerald L. Gutek is the former dean of the School of Education at Loyola University in Chicago. He updates "Part Two: Historical and Philosophical Foundations" in this edition of FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION.

David Vocke is a Professor of Secondary Education in the College of Education at Towson University in Maryland. He updates chapters 2, 7, 8, 13, and 14 in this edition of FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION.

Table of Contents

Part I: UNDERSTANDING THE TEACHING PROFESSION. 1. Motivation, Preparation, and Conditions for the Entering Teacher. 2. The Teaching Profession. Part II: HISTORICAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS. 3. The World Global Origins of American Education. 4. Pioneers of Teaching and Learning. 5. Historical Development of American Education. 6. Philosophical Roots of Education. Part III: POLITICAL, ECONOMIC, AND LEGAL FOUNDATIONS. 7. Governing and Administering Public Education. 8. Financing Public Education. 9. Legal Aspects of Education. Part IV: SOCIAL FOUNDATIONS. 10. Culture, Socialization, and Education. 11. Social Class, Race, and School Achievement. 12. Providing Equal Educational Opportunity. Part V: CURRICULAR FOUNDATIONS. 13. The Changing Purposes of American Education. 14. Curriculum and Instruction. Part VI: EFFECTIVE EDUCATION: INTERNATIONAL AND AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES. 15. International Education. 16. School Effectiveness and Reform in the United States.

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