History and Social Foundations of American Education, The, 10th edition

  • John D Pulliam
  • James J Van Patten

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The only guide on the history of American education you will need to read, The History and Social Foundations of Education, Tenth Edition, serves as a quick reference to the most important persons, dates, events, and movements that shaped the nation's system of education. 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. The significant background behind the growth and evolution of education in our society is presented, including key influential movements in educational history and prominent leaders. The expert authors’ excellent coverage of recent events and issues, the influence of legal and legislative actions and reform reports, and issues in modern American education, globalization, current events, and trends are keenly presented in an accessible manner. 

Table of contents

Chapter 1    Introduction: Applying History to Education Today

Chapter 2     Shaping the Schools: Philosophical and Psychological Foundations

Chapter 3     American Education: Our European Heritage and the Colonial Influence

Chapter 4     American Education: The American Revolution 

Chapter 5     American Education: 1812–1865 

Chapter 6     American Education: 1865–1918 

Chapter 7     Development of Modern American Education After 1918

Chapter 8     American Education: 1960–2000 

Chapter 9     Educational Reform After 1980: The Search for Excellence

Chapter 10   Issues in Modern American Education

Chapter 11   Globalization, Trends, and Gaining Perspective

General Annotated Bibliography



Published by Pearson (January 5th 2012) - Copyright © 2013