Note: This is the bound book only and does not include access to the Enhanced Pearson eText. To order the Enhanced Pearson eText packaged with a bound book, use ISBN 013338621X. The new Sixteenth Edition of this classic text presents a broad introduction to the foundations of education through discussion of theory and practice in such areas as advocacy; legislation; and the current social, political, and economic climate. In it, teachers gain a realistic perspective and approach to their work. Current, thoughtful, and completely up-to-date, Foundations of American Education presents a comprehensive look at the fast-paced world of information and the underlying constructs influencing today's schools. The book includes comprehensive coverage of recent trends and issues in schools, the emergence of Common Core State Standards, RTI, and the continuing emphasis on assessment. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video. Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText* The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content. The Enhanced Pearson eText is: Engaging. The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience. Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad� and Android� tablet.* Affordable. The Enhanced Pearson eText may be purchased stand-alone or with a loose-leaf version of the text for 40-65% less than a print bound book. * The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads. *The Pearson eText App is available on Google Play and in the App Store. It requires Android OS 3.1-4, a 7" or 10" tablet, or iPad iOS 5.0 or later.
Genre: Education, Editor: Pearson College Division, Pages: 416 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0132836726


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.
Genre: Education, Editor: Pearson, Pages: 465 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780134027753


On the continuum of topics covered in these texts, from the "micro" (what it's like to be a teacher in a classroom) to the "macro" (greater emphasis on the philosophy, history, and governance of education), this text falls in the "macro" range. Beginning in the classroom with what prospective teachers can expect in their future careers, the text offers a comprehensive look at the foundations of education to introduce students to the core historic purposes of public schools and the ongoing challenges schools have faced fulfilling those purposes. Throughout the book, special features encourage students to think critically about all sides of controversial issues and challenge them to focus on three key questions: what should we teach, how should we teach, and why should we teach.
Genre: Education, Editor: Wadsworth Publishing Company, Pages: 593 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0534570437


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, 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.
Genre: Education, Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Pages: 440 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781441118561


Joel Spring’s American Education introduces readers to the historical, political, social, and legal foundations of education and to the profession of teaching in the United States. In his signature straightforward and concise approach to describing complex issues, Spring illuminates events and topics and that are often overlooked or whitewashed, giving students the opportunity to engage in critical thinking about education. In this edition he looks closely at the global context of education in the U.S. Featuring current information and challenging perspectives—with scholarship that is often cited as a primary source, students will come away from this clear, authoritative text informed on the latest topics, issues, and data and with a strong knowledge of the forces shaping of the American educational system. Changes in the 17th Edition include new and updated material and statistics on economic theories related to "skills" education and employability the conflict between a skills approach and cultural diversity political differences regarding education among the Republican, Democratic, Libertarian and Green parties social mobility and equality of opportunity as related to schooling global migration and student diversity in US schools charter schools and home schooling
Genre: Education, Editor: Routledge, Pages: 347 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781317531036


History of American Education Primer depicts the evolution of American educational history from 1630 to the present. The book highlights how ideological managers have shaped society and, because schools mirror society, have thus had a profound impact on education and schooling. Five common areas of study - philosophy, politics, economics, social sciences, and religion - are used to trace the development of both society and schooling in the United States. Readers will identify not only trends and movements in society and schooling, but also how they logically unfold over time. Furthermore, they will gain a keen insight as to why trends and movements in education have occurred in the past and how they connect to the present. This book is a valuable resource for undergraduate and graduate courses in educational foundations, social foundations, educational history, critical issues, schools and politics, schools and society, philosophical foundations, and religious foundations of American schooling.
Genre: Education, Editor: Peter Lang, Pages: 162 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 1433100363


For courses in Foundations of Education and Introduction to Teaching. Focuses on becoming an effective teacher in challenging times. Education constantly changes-and teachers need to continue learning through professional development and educational research to improve their performance in tomorrow's classrooms. Foundations of American Education addresses the realities and challenges of teaching head on. With many new references and an emphasis on emerging trends that are impacting our schools, such as the Common Core Standards, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), and social and global networking, this text encourages students to embrace new methods of instruction. Concepts are explored through current discussions of theory and practice in such critical areas as advocacy, legislation, and the current social, political, and economic climate. Also available with the Enhanced Pearson eText The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content with embedded videos, video-based exercises and self-check quizzes. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; the Enhanced Pearson eText does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with the Enhanced Pearson eText, ask your instructor to confirm the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and the Enhanced Pearson eText, search for: 00134995163 / 9780134995168 Foundations of American Education: Becoming Effective Teachers in Challenging Times, Enhanced Pearson eText with Loose-Leaf Version - Access Card Package Package consists of: 0134894995 / 9780134894997 Foundations of American Education: Becoming Effective Teachers in Challenging Times 0134481135 / 9780134481135 Foundations of American Education: Becoming Effective Teachers in Challenging Times, Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card
Genre: Education, Editor: Pearson, Pages: 456 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0134894995


American Education: A History, 5e is a comprehensive, highly-regarded history of American education from pre-colonial times to the present. Chronologically organized, it provides an objective overview of each major period in the development of American education, setting the discussion against the broader backdrop of national and world events. The first text to explore Native American traditions (including education) prior to colonization, it also offers strong, ongoing coverage of minorities and women. New to this much-anticipated fifth edition is substantial expanded attention to the discussions of Native American education to reflect recent scholarship, the discussion of teachers and teacher leaders, and the educational developments and controversies of the 21st century.
Genre: Education, Editor: Routledge, Pages: 487 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781136266102


Rev. ed. of: History of education in America: Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Merrill, c2007.
Genre: Education, Editor: Prentice Hall, Pages: 407 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0132626136


This book offers a comprehensive look at the philosophy and history of education, going beyond traditional educational foundations books.
Genre: Education, Editor: Cambridge University Press, Pages: 573 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781316648896