Foundations of American Education: Perspectives on Education in a Changing World (14th Edition)

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Keeping pace with current issues and professional requirements, such as standards and teacher certification, this classic text offers solid coverage of the foundations of education.


 

This best-selling text by respected authorities in their fields continues to develop successful teachers by providing a broad introduction to the foundations of education through interesting and current discussions of theory and practice. The book offers a thorough overview of the historical, legal, philosophical, social, and practical aspects of American education.  This new edition is framed by the theme “Perspectives on Education in a Changing World”, as well as a new chapter on technology

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“I think this is an excellent text for a Foundations of Education course. The coverage of essential topics and the connection with today’s world are accomplished in an easy-to-read and attractive format.”

-Linda Maguire, New Kensington Campus of Penn State University

 

“It [This text] is comprehensive, well-organized, and written in a student-friendly manner that is ideal for our purposes...I believe that it is head and shoulders above any others I have seen.”

-Jim Dawson, Rochester College

 

Keeping pace with current issues and professional requirements such as standards and teacher certification, this best-selling text by respected authorities in their field offers solid coverage of the foundations of education. This new edition continues to develop successful teachers by providing a broad introduction to the foundations of education based on interesting and current discussion of important theory and practice. The book offers a thorough overview of the historical, legal, philosophical, social, and practical aspects of American education and includes features dedicated to classroom observation, INTASC standards, and teacher certification.

 

New to this Edition:

  • New Theme! This new edition is framed by the theme “Perspectives on Education in a Changing World.” The new theme focuses on the diversity of perspectives within education and how these perspectives are affected by changes within American society and the larger world community.
  • New Case Studies! Each chapter begins with a real-life case study featuring current news in education and also a series of reflection questions to tie these cases to personal teaching experience.
  • New Chapter! New to this edition, Chapter 13 on Technology in a Changing World, covers basic technology concepts to help new teachers better integrate technology into their classrooms.
  • MyLabSchool Activities! Each chapter of the new edition contains a section correlated to MyLabSchool, a collection of online tools developed to help students transition from student to teacher.
Updated Emphasis! In response to readers’ feedback, this new edition has increased coverage on current events and legislation in American classrooms. Coverage of teacher certification and certification testing is found in chapters 1, 5, and 11. Expanded coverage of No Child Left Behind and its effects is found in chapters 2, 3, and 4.

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