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Introduction to the foundations of American education

Author: James Allen Johnson
Publisher: Boston : Allyn and Bacon, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 12th edView all editions and formats

Keeping pace with current issues and trends, this classic book offers solid coverage of the foundational areas of education.


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Introduction to the foundations of American education.
Boston : Allyn and Bacon, ©2002
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Allen Johnson
ISBN: 0205323871 9780205323876
OCLC Number: 45871074
Description: xxviii, 594 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: All chapters conclude with "Summary," "Discussion Questions," "Journal Entries," "Portfolio Development," "School-Based Experiences," "Web Sites," "Notes," and "Bibliography." I. THE PROFESSION OF TEACHING. Viewing Education Through Professional Lenses. 1. Teaching as a Profession Education Headlines: No Crisis, But Trouble on the Way.Today's Teachers.Teaching as a Profession.Debate: Should Nationally Certified Teachers Be Paid More?Professional Dilemma: Who Is Cheating Now?Relevant Research: Making Meaning of the Portfolio.Global Perspective: Education International.Challenges Affecting Teachers.Beginning and Continuing a Teaching Career.II. SCHOOL AND SOCIETY. Viewing Education Through Sociological Lenses. 2. Diversity in Society. Education Headlines: Little Newcomers in a Strange Land.Culture and Society.Diversity and Education.Socioeconomic Status.Ethnicity and Race.Relevant Research: Development of Racial and Gender Identity.Gender.Global Perspective: Poverty, Illiteracy, and School Attendance in China.Language.Professional Dilemma: Communicating with Parents of English Language Learners.Exceptionalities.Debate: Are Too Many Kids Labeled Gifted?Religion.Geography.Cultural Identity.3. Schools Facing Social Challenges. Education Headlines: Racial Gap in Schools Splits a Town Proud of Diversity.Groups in Society.Today's Families.Today's Youth.Democracy and Schooling.Debate: Can Retention Be Good for a Student?Global Perspectives: Universal Values.4. Education That Is Multicultural. Education Headlines: Internet at School Is Changing Work of Students and Teachers.Undergirding Tenets.Global Perspectives: Antiracist and Multicultural Education.Culture of the School.Culturally Relevant Teaching.Debate: Should We Correct Students' Grammar All the Time, Every Time?Educational Challenges.Relevant Research: Boys and Girls in Performance-Based Science Classrooms.Teachers as Social Activists.Professional Dilemma: Harassment in Schools.III. GOVERNANCE AND SUPPORT OF AMERICAN EDUCATION. Viewing Education through Organizational Lenses. 5. Organizing and Paying for American Education. Education Headlines: Study: School Choice Popular; Academic Results Are Unclear.The Structure of the American Education System.Professional Dilemma.The Financing of Education: Sources of Funds and The Move from Equity to Adequacy.Relevant Research: Reform of School Finance in Michigan.Debate: Has Student Fundraising Gone Too Far?Education Spending.Global Perspectives: International Comparisons in Spending for Schools.6. Legal Foundations of Education. Education Headlines: Prayers Are Heard at Football Games Despite Ruling.Legal Aspects of Education.Professional Dilemma: What Will You Do If a Child in Your Classroom Has AIDS?Teachers' Rights and Responsibilities.Students' Rights and Responsibilities.Debate: Should Teachers and Support Staff Be Able to Suspend Students?Relevant Research: Zero Tolerance, Zero Sense.Global Perspectives: Legal Aspects of Education in Other Countries.IV. HISTORICAL FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION: VIEWING EDUCATION THROUGH HISTORICAL LENSES. 7. Antecedents of American Education. Education Headlines: Quintilian Defines "An Ideal Teacher."The Beginnings of Education (to A. D. 476).Global Perspectives: Educational Ideas Borrowed from Around the World.Relevant Research: School Violence.Education in the Middle Ages (476-1300).Professional Dilemma: Can Knowledge of History Help to Improve Multicultural Education?Education in Transition (1300-1700).Modern Period (1700-Present).Debate: Should Kids Read Goosebumps?8. The Role of Education in the Developing Nation. Education Headlines: Why Study History?Providing Education in the New World.Global Perspectives: Educational Transplantation from Europe.Relevant Research: Critiquing Historical Sources.Global Perspectives: European Beginnings of Teacher Training.Debate: Should NEA Affiliates Help Get Rid of Bad Teachers?Education for Special Populations.Global Perspectives: Maria Montessori.Professional Dilemma: Can a Teacher both Defend and Criticize Past and Present Schools?9. Using Recent History to Improve Student Learning. Education Headlines: Is History Knowable?More Students and Bigger Schools.Debate: Should Seat Belts Be Mandatory on School Buses?Relevant Research: Student Homework.A Developing Profession.Global Perspectives: Jean Piaget.Professional Dilemma: How Can the Busy Teacher Keep Up with Historical and Contemporary Research?Global Perspectives: Educators' Worldwide Responsibility.V. PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION. Viewing Education through Philosophical Lenses. 10. Philosophy: The Passion to Understand. Education Headlines: The Cheating Game.Structure and Methodology of Philosophy.Professional Dilemma: Should Ethics Be Taught in Public Schools?Schools of Philosophy and Their Influence in Education.Relevant Research: Teaching for Critical Thinking.Debate: Should Schools Sell Cola Companies Exclusive Rights?Global Perspectives: The Fabric of Eastern Ways of Knowing.11. Educational Theory in American Schools: Philosophy in Action. Education Headlines: A Wake Up Call.Authoritarian Educational Theories.Debate: Should Today's Education Be Relevant to Tomorrow's Job Market?Nonauthoritarian Educational Theories.Professional Dilemma: Homogeneous or Heterogeneous Ability Grouping?Relevant Research: Developing Authentic Assessments.Global Perspectives: Looking Beyond the Boundaries.12. Building an Educational Philosophy. Education Headlines: Authors Add Character to Curriculum.Using Philosophy in the Classroom.Debate: Is Environmental Education Scaring Our Kids to Death?Relevant Research: The Three C's of Safe Schools: Cooperation, Conflict Resolution, and Civic Values.Professional Dilemma: Should You Use Authentic Assessment to Grade Students?Using Philosophy Beyond the Classroom.Global Perspectives: The World as Classroom.VI. STUDENT PROGRAMS, TEACHER PRACTICES, AND STANDARDS-BASED EDUCATION AND ASSESSMENT. Viewing Education through Program Development Lenses. 13. Designing Programs for Learners. Education Headlines: Charter Schools Working Together.Types of Curriculum Design.Students Served by the Curriculum.Purposes of Curriculum.Alternative Curriculum Programs.Debate: Are Charter Schools Eroding Support for Public Schools?Relevant Research: Do Magnet Schools Boost Achievement?Global Perspectives: Schools of Reconciliation in Northern Ireland.Professional Dilemma: "I've Been There, Seen That, Done That Before."14. Providing Instruction. Education Headlines: Program Recognizes Teachers' Extra Efforts.Organizing Teachers for Instruction.Global Perspectives: German Education.Relevant Research: Block Scheduling Can Enhance School Climate.Organizing Students.Professional Dilemma: Adjusting the Attitude of Learners.Instructional Practices.Models of Learning.Instructional Technology.Debate: Should School Computer Labs Be Phased Out?15. Standards-Based Education and Assessment. Education Headlines: High Stakes Testing: They're Here and They're Not Going Away.Standards-Based Education.Global Perspectives: Australia Is Exploring a New Approach to Education Reform.The Changing Face of Assessment.Relevant Research: A Case Study of Alternative Assessment: Student, Teacher, and Observer Perceptions in a Ninth Grade Biology Classroom.Professional Dilemma: What Is the Proper Way to Prepare for High Stakes, State-Mandated Tests?Bringing Standards to the Classroom: A True Story.Epilogue: Education in the 21st Century.
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