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"Foundations of Education "incorporates relevant interdisciplinary perspectives and emphasizes coverage of key issues in education, with up-to-date research, primary resources, and documentation. This text provides comprehensive and substantive coverage of all "foundational" areas--including social, philosophical, historical, political, economic, curricular, and legal--for "Foundations of Education "incorporates relevant interdisciplinary perspectives and emphasizes coverage of key issues in education, with up-to-date research, primary resources, and documentation. This text provides comprehensive and substantive coverage of all "foundational" areas--including social, philosophical, historical, political, economic, curricular, and legal--for students who are preparing for a career in teaching and for those who simply wish to learn more about significant contemporary issues in education. The authors have included strong, thought-provoking pedagogy, and have emphasized the growing role of technology in education, especially in the new [email protected] feature. "New! ""In This Case" boxed features contain brief, fictional case scenarios that describe situations in which a new teacher might find themselves. Readers are asked to think critically about concepts discussed in each chapter to answer questions that encourage critical and applied analysis. "New! "Expanded topical overview charts in each chapter summarize and compare key developments and topics in education. "New! "Information about standards addresses the growing emphasis on holding students, teachers and schools accountable for performing at levels specified by local, state, and national standards. New sections focus on preparing teachers for the stress related to state/district standards, and legal issues, including the No Child Left Behind act, are addressed. "[email protected], "a popular feature in every chapter, updates students on relevant developments in educational technology and provides information that may prove useful in their teaching careers. Topics include, "Usingthe Internet to Learn About World Schools" (Chapter 3), "Helping Students Develop Media Literacy" (Chapter 9), and "Protecting Students from Undesirable Material on the Web" (Chapter 13). "Focus Questions "appear at the beginning of each chapter and provide students with an organized reference to chapter material--"Refocus Questions" appear after major text sections and are designed to help reinforce and improve the students' comprehension by reviewing the information in the chapter. "Taking issue charts "appear in each chapter to present controversial issues in the field of education, offering arguments on both sides of a question to illustrate why the topic is important and how it affects contemporary schools. Instructors can use these charts as the basis for class discussions or essay assignments. "Eduspace, "a customizable, powerful, interactive platform, provides instructors with text-specific online courses and content in multiple disciplines. Eduspace gives an instructor the ability to create all or part of their course online using the widely recognized tools of Blackboard and quality text-specific content from HMCo. Instructors can quickly and easily assign homework exercises, quizzes, tests, tutorials and supplemental study materials and can modify that content or even add their own.


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"Foundations of Education "incorporates relevant interdisciplinary perspectives and emphasizes coverage of key issues in education, with up-to-date research, primary resources, and documentation. This text provides comprehensive and substantive coverage of all "foundational" areas--including social, philosophical, historical, political, economic, curricular, and legal--for "Foundations of Education "incorporates relevant interdisciplinary perspectives and emphasizes coverage of key issues in education, with up-to-date research, primary resources, and documentation. This text provides comprehensive and substantive coverage of all "foundational" areas--including social, philosophical, historical, political, economic, curricular, and legal--for students who are preparing for a career in teaching and for those who simply wish to learn more about significant contemporary issues in education. The authors have included strong, thought-provoking pedagogy, and have emphasized the growing role of technology in education, especially in the new [email protected] feature. "New! ""In This Case" boxed features contain brief, fictional case scenarios that describe situations in which a new teacher might find themselves. Readers are asked to think critically about concepts discussed in each chapter to answer questions that encourage critical and applied analysis. "New! "Expanded topical overview charts in each chapter summarize and compare key developments and topics in education. "New! "Information about standards addresses the growing emphasis on holding students, teachers and schools accountable for performing at levels specified by local, state, and national standards. New sections focus on preparing teachers for the stress related to state/district standards, and legal issues, including the No Child Left Behind act, are addressed. "[email protected], "a popular feature in every chapter, updates students on relevant developments in educational technology and provides information that may prove useful in their teaching careers. Topics include, "Usingthe Internet to Learn About World Schools" (Chapter 3), "Helping Students Develop Media Literacy" (Chapter 9), and "Protecting Students from Undesirable Material on the Web" (Chapter 13). "Focus Questions "appear at the beginning of each chapter and provide students with an organized reference to chapter material--"Refocus Questions" appear after major text sections and are designed to help reinforce and improve the students' comprehension by reviewing the information in the chapter. "Taking issue charts "appear in each chapter to present controversial issues in the field of education, offering arguments on both sides of a question to illustrate why the topic is important and how it affects contemporary schools. Instructors can use these charts as the basis for class discussions or essay assignments. "Eduspace, "a customizable, powerful, interactive platform, provides instructors with text-specific online courses and content in multiple disciplines. Eduspace gives an instructor the ability to create all or part of their course online using the widely recognized tools of Blackboard and quality text-specific content from HMCo. Instructors can quickly and easily assign homework exercises, quizzes, tests, tutorials and supplemental study materials and can modify that content or even add their own.

30 review for Foundations of Education

  1. 4 out of 5

    Erin McDonnell-Jones

    I would give this book 2.5 stars out of 5 as it's the core text for our EDUC 200: Foundations of Education class. The class is written to focus on the philosophies of education; however, philosophies are only mentioned on four pages: page 168 (Chart "Philosophies of Education"), page 183 (Table "Theories of Education"), pages 383-387 (Historical Perspectives of Education), and page 407 (Table "Curriculum Organization Approaches" with corresponding philosophies/theories). If the class is suppose t I would give this book 2.5 stars out of 5 as it's the core text for our EDUC 200: Foundations of Education class. The class is written to focus on the philosophies of education; however, philosophies are only mentioned on four pages: page 168 (Chart "Philosophies of Education"), page 183 (Table "Theories of Education"), pages 383-387 (Historical Perspectives of Education), and page 407 (Table "Curriculum Organization Approaches" with corresponding philosophies/theories). If the class is suppose to focus on philosophy, then this isn't the textbook to use. However, the strengths of this book are that it is (1) easy-to-read (2) well-organized (3) provides a great overview of all aspects of education: from history to local governance to "who is who" in a school community.

  2. 5 out of 5

    ♥☆SℓιM☆♥

    I've read this book for my educational philosophy for teachers class, I actually thought this book was interesting and helped a lot when it came to the course that I have taken. I know that it teaches, and help you learn about philosophy in the classroom. I've read this book for my educational philosophy for teachers class, I actually thought this book was interesting and helped a lot when it came to the course that I have taken. I know that it teaches, and help you learn about philosophy in the classroom.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Wandi Suhendi

    Foundations of Education, a book about pedagogical knowledge and art of education, i think that's this book more learn about education in America, but its good to comparation Education in Indonesia for learning. Foundations of Education, a book about pedagogical knowledge and art of education, i think that's this book more learn about education in America, but its good to comparation Education in Indonesia for learning.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Joe

    Seriously dense. Maybe 2.5 stars. It’s good information, but it’s a bit dated (new edition needed).

  5. 5 out of 5

    Tatiana

    Chapter on philosophies of education and how those theories are applied so interesting! (Chapters 3, 4, 5, 6) The rest skiiimmmmmmm read

  6. 4 out of 5

    Burnsie

    Read the 13th edition for my college class of the same name. The 13th edition is a pretty self aware textbook and I thought it was pretty good for a textbook.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Erik Akre

    I found Foundations to be extremely useful, informative and well-written. It can be used as an encyclopedia or a full, sequential read. Further editions no doubt expound on the already-excellent work of Ornstein and Levine. For education in history, I've found no better basic text. The book is straightforward and informational, but it goes in depth: a thoughtful and thorough march through the history of western education. No more, no less. I found Foundations to be extremely useful, informative and well-written. It can be used as an encyclopedia or a full, sequential read. Further editions no doubt expound on the already-excellent work of Ornstein and Levine. For education in history, I've found no better basic text. The book is straightforward and informational, but it goes in depth: a thoughtful and thorough march through the history of western education. No more, no less.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Terri Lynn

    This is a good basic book about education that includes a historical review of the development of education worldwide but mostly covers everything you might need or want to know about our system of education, teacher prep, and the issues teachers deal with on a daily basic. If you want to get under the skin of education in America, this is a very good place to start.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Ash Toups

    only read chapter 3 for my "history of education" class only read chapter 3 for my "history of education" class

  10. 4 out of 5

    Kathryn Wells

  11. 5 out of 5

    Liz

  12. 5 out of 5

    Michelle

  13. 4 out of 5

    Apple Jane

  14. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer Wright

  15. 5 out of 5

    Evan Maca

  16. 4 out of 5

    Tanveer Hussain

  17. 4 out of 5

    Alecia

  18. 4 out of 5

    Jamie Stevens

  19. 5 out of 5

    Monette Cabigon

  20. 5 out of 5

    Jamie Stevens

  21. 4 out of 5

    Jenna Chevier

  22. 4 out of 5

    Laura

  23. 4 out of 5

    Roni Haddad

  24. 4 out of 5

    Kristin

  25. 4 out of 5

    Huy Nguyen

  26. 4 out of 5

    Emma Wright

  27. 5 out of 5

    Elva Fanty

  28. 5 out of 5

    vanessa gustina

  29. 5 out of 5

    Vern

  30. 5 out of 5

    Nate Edwards

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