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Foundations of American Education, 8th edition

  • Arlene Metha
  • L Dean Webb
Foundations of American Education, Loose-Leaf Version

ISBN-13:  9780134027661

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    You'll get loose-leaf, three-hole-punched pages ready to be placed in a binder.


Note: This is the loose-leaf version of Foundations of American Education and does not include access to the Enhanced Pearson eText. To order the Enhanced Pearson eText packaged with the loose-leaf version, use ISBN 0134026411.


This classic text provides a clear picture of why the fundamentals of American education are important to today’s teachers–and how the evolution of education affects today’s teaching and learning. It focuses on helping students become highly qualified teachers by connecting theory and practice, examining the philosophical and historical roots of education as well as its current structures, and exploring the real-life challenges facing teachers and the future of education and the teaching profession. Comprehensive, up to date, and balanced, Foundations of American Education shows students how to read, think about, and respond to current educational issues; asks them to reflect on how the past influences education today; and helps to prepare them to become professional educators. The new edition provides a fresh look at such topics as government involvement in education, the national standards, student achievement data, charter schools, and the minority to majority demographic shift in the student population. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded videos and assessments.


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Table of contents

Part I The Teaching Profession

Chapter 1 Status of the Profession

Chapter 2 Development of the Profession


Part II Philosophy and its Impact on the Schools

Chapter 3 The Major Philosophies

Chapter 4 The Impact of Educational Theories on Educational Practice


Part III Historical Foundations of Education

Chapter 5 American Education: European Heritage and Colonial Experience

Chapter 6 American Education: From Revolution to the Twentieth Century

Chapter 7 Modern American Education: From the Progressive Movement to the Present


Part IV Schooling in a Diverse and Multicultural Society

Chapter 8 The Social and Cultural Contexts of Schooling: Their Influence and Consequence

Chapter 9 Responding to Diversity

Chapter 10 Students at Risk and At-Risk Behaviors


Part V Legal and Political Control and Financial Support

Chapter 11 Legal Framework for the Public Schools

Chapter 12 Teachers, Students, and the Law

Chapter 13 Governance and Financing of Elementary and Secondary Schools


Part VI Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in Effective Schools

Chapter 14 Curriculum and Instruction

Chapter 15 Standards and Assessment

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Published by Pearson (January 13th 2016) - Copyright © 2017