This is a fully integrated and interdisciplinary textbook introducing students to the key issues in American education, and applying historical, philosophical, and sociological approaches throughout. "Foundations of Education" is organized around the major problems facing contemporary American education. It offers a thorough, scholarly treatment of these problems from historical, philosophical, and sociological perspectives, bringing together relevant findings from those disciplines to analyze and illuminate a wide range of issues. Each chapter focuses on a core topic (including race, gender, equal opportunities, and school governance) to give students a solid overview, providing intellectually sound material that offers real depth and challenges students to think creatively. Packed with exercises, discussion questions, international case studies for comparative purposes and supported by a fully up-to-date companion website, this is a text that responds to current developments, changes, and trends in teacher education. "Foundations of Education" will prepare a new generation of educators for a globalized and technology-driven society that needs to be aware of its best educational traditions, its current problems and its future possibilities.
Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 726 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 28 mm
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