Foundations of American Education (5th Edition)

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9780131716704: Foundations of American Education (5th Edition)

Why is the understanding of the fundamentals of American education important to today’s teachers? Explore this book for answers to this fundamental question and gain an understanding of how the evolution of education impacts today’s teaching and learning. Become a highly qualified teacher by connecting theory and practice, and by examining the philosophical and historical roots of education, its current structures, and the future of the field. This 5th edition invites the reader to reflect on historical issues, consider and respond to current educational issues, and become a professional, highly qualified teacher.

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Designed to help aspiring teachers make informed decisions about their professional goals, this valuable informational guide to elementary/secondary education and teaching uses an interdisciplinary approach that concentrates on both theoretical and applied aspects of education. Balancing past, present, and future applications of education, it offers practical coverage of the historical and philosophical roots of education, current educational structures, recent developments, and projected futures.

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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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