History of Education in America (9th Edition)

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9780131705463: History of Education in America (9th Edition)

This popular book provides future teachers a solid foundation in the history of American education, from its roots in European tradition, through the colonial period, to the challenges of the twenty-first century. Redesigned to highlight historical information throughout the book. Here are all of the important people, places, dates, events, and movements; along with a capsule presentation of the underlying principles of educational practice and straightforward, nonjudgmental coverage of all of the current controversies within our educational system. For future teachers.

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Concise and clearly-written, this popular text provides a comprehensive historical treatment of education in the United States from Colonial times to the present day. Students are introduced to the background behind the growth and evolution of education in our society. including influential movements in educational history and influential leaders. Included is excellent coverage of recent events and issues, including the influence of legal/legislative actions and reform reports. A simple organization and readable format make concepts especially accessible.

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This popular book provides a comprehensive overview of the history of American education and serves as a quick reference of the most important persons, dates, events, and movements that shaped the nation's system of education. Explores the background behind the growth and evolution of education in our society, including influential movements in educational history and influential leaders. Examines the most recent legislation, court decisions, and government policies, including programs initiated by the current administration to enhance the learning environment of children at risk for school failure. Discusses contemporary issues, such as inclusion for exceptional children, outcomes-based education, multiculturalism, The Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (IDEA), efforts to achieve gender equity, and the new emphasis on gender issues within or from a historical perspective. Projects current trends into the 21st century and reflects the work of such popular authors as Arthur Wirth, John Naisbitt, Alvin Toffler, Joseph Coates, Paul Kennedy, Wendell Bell, and C. Owen Paepke. For educators at all levels.

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