Historical Foundations of Education Bridges from the Ancient World to the Present

ISBN-10: 0130617075
ISBN-13: 9780130617071
Edition: 2007
Authors: Janice B. Tehie
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List price: $108.20
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 5/11/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232

This book discusses education in the social, economic, political and religious context in which it developed, beginning with education in the time of the ancient Greeks. The focus on "bridges," or connections from past to present, is emphasized throughout. Connections are clearly explained in each chapter. Tables summarize these connections, and the educators whose ideas we use today are profiled in the "Shapers of Education" feature used in each chapter. Discussion questions, a list of suggested activities, a list of annotated websites, suggestions for further reading, a timeline of significant dates, learning objectives, and "Shapers of Education" feature and tables. This is a history of foundations text for undergraduate or graduate courses in the history of education, or the history of curriculum theory.

Introduction
Education in the Greek and Roman Empires, and in the Middle Ages
Education in the Ancient World: Greek Contributions to Education (500-168 BC)
Learning Objectives
Introduction
Ancient Greek Educational Ideals
Early History and Government of Ancient Greece
Athens and Sparta: Different City-States, Different Educational Systems
The School Day of an Athenian Schoolboy
Higher Education in Athenian Greece: Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle
The Contributions of Socrates: Moral Education and the Socratic Method of Teaching
Plato's Educational Theories: The Academy
Aristotle: The Contribution of Scientific Investigation
Bridges from the Past to the Present: Value and Uses of Liberal Arts Education Today
Liberal Arts Background: The Ideal Training for Teachers
Summary
Questions for Discussion
Suggested Activities
Bibliography
Suggestions for Further Reading
Relevant Web Sites
Endnotes
Life and Education During the Roman Empire (168 BC-AD 476)
Learning Objectives
Introduction
Ancient Roman Civilization and Culture: Use of Greek Ideas
Culture, Government, Education, and Social Classes in Ancient Rome
Roman Social Classes and Educational Opportunities
The Roman System of Formal Education
Quintilian: Humanistic Educational Practices in Early Childhood
Quintilian on Early Childhood Education: Moral Education as Part of the Curriculum
Quintilian on Corporal Punishment and Harsh Physical and Psychological Treatment of Students
Bridges from the Past to the Present: Value and Uses of Ancient Roman Ideas Today
Summary
Questions for Discussion
Suggested Activities
Bibliography
Suggestions for Further Reading
Relevant Web Sites
Endnotes
The Middle Ages (AD 476-1200)
Learning Objectives
Introduction
Education in the Dark Ages
Monastic Education
Purpose of Monastic Education
Moral Education in the Middle Ages
The Contributions of Charlemagne and Alcuin
State of Learning and Society in the High Middle Ages
Cathedral Schools
Rise of the Universities
Bridges from the Past to the Present: Value and Uses of Contributions from Education in the Middle Ages Today
Summary
Questions for Discussion
Suggested Activities
Bibliography
Suggestions for Further Reading
Relevant Web Sites
Endnotes
Rebirth of Learning: Renaissance and Reformation
The Renaissance: New Consciousness and Love of Learning (1150-1517)
Learning Objectives
Introduction
Timeline: Specifying the Dates
Petrarch
Humanism and the Nature of Childhood
Apprenticeships
Women Humanists in the Renaissance: The Feminine Voice
Humanist Educators Vittorino da Feltre and Juan Luis Vives
Types of Schools in Renaissance Italy
Female Teachers in the Renaissance
Bridges from the Past to the Present: Value and Uses of Contributions of the Renaissance to Education Today
Summary
Questions for Discussion
Suggested Activities
Bibliography
Suggestions for Further Reading
Relevant Web Sites
Endnotes
The German Reformation: Social Enlightenment and Reform (1517-1537)
Learning Objectives
Introduction
Definition of the Reformation: Roots of Discontent
Forces of Change During the Reformation
Literacy for the Masses: Invention of the Printing Press
The Effects of the Printing Press on Child-Rearing Practices
Martin Luther: Catalyst for Educational Change
Educational Policy and the Universities in the Reformation
John Amos Comenius: Early Childhood Educator
Bridges from the Past to the Present: Value and Uses of Contributions of the Reformation to Education Today
Summary
Questions for Discussion
Suggested Activities
Bibliography
Suggestions for Further Reading
Relevant Web Sites
Endnotes
Reformation and Education in Tudor England (1534-1625)
Learning Objectives
Introduction
Tudor England: Life During the Reign of Henry VIII
Dissolution of the Monasteries
The Effect of the Dissolution on Education: Types of Schools
School Curricula During the Tudor Age: Elementary School
Life of a Tudor Schoolboy: The Grammar School Years
Teaching Methods: Ideas of Richard Mulcaster
Contributions of Sir Thomas Elyot
Higher Educational Opportunity and Socioeconomic Status in Tudor England
Education for a Profession: The Inns of Court
Bridges from the Past to the Present: Value and Uses of Contributions from Reformation England Today
Social Class and Higher Educational Opportunities
Concerns over Teacher Quality and Salaries
Summary
Questions for Discussion
Suggested Activities
Bibliography
Suggestions for Further Reading
Relevant Web Sites
Endnotes
Formation of the American Education System
Puritan Life: Education in the New England and Virginia Colonies
Learning Objectives
Introduction
The Vision of John Winthrop, Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Company
The New England Colonies: Religion Is the Focus
Parenting Practices in Puritan New England
Puritan New England Curriculum and Teaching Methods
Higher Education in New England: Harvard College
The Virginia Colonies: Early Attempts at Education
Colonial Virginia: The Establishment of Free Schools
Education of Poor and Orphaned Children in the Virginia Colonies
Higher Education in Virginia: Early Efforts
Higher Education in Virginia: The College of William and Mary
Thomas Jefferson; Educational Philosophy: The Bill for the More General Diffusion of Knowledge
Establishment of the University of Virginia
Bridges from the Past to the Present: Value and Uses of Contributions from Puritan New England and the Virginia Colonies
Connections Between Colonial New England and Virginia and Today
Parental Involvement in Education
Higher Education Policy Making: Student Riots and Drinking
Summary
Questions for Discussion
Suggested Activities
Bibliography
Suggestions for Further Reading
Relevant Web Sites
Endnotes
Enlightenment and Early National Periods: Advances in Thought and Education (1820-1890)
Learning Objectives
Introduction
Early Years of the Enlightenment: 1750-1820
Benjamin Franklin: Philosophy of Education and Enlightenment Thought
The Establishment of the Academy in Philadelphia and Its Curriculum
Benjamin Rush: The Republic and Schools for All
The Early National Period: The Academy Movement (1820-1830)
The Early National Period: The Monitorial School and Education for the Masses
Horace Mann: Beginnings of the American Common School (Public School) System
Early National Period: Robert Dale Owen and the Infant Schools
Early National Period: Sunday Schools for Working Children
Early National Period: Teacher Training Programs
Early National Period: Curriculum Battles at the University
Bridges from the Past to the Present: Contributions from the Enlightenment and the Early National Period to the Present
Connection Between Education and Crime: Build Schools Not Prisons!
Improving Teacher Quality
Summary
Questions for Discussion
Suggested Activities
Bibliography
Suggestions for Further Reading
Relevant Web Sites
Endnotes
Urbanization and Expansion of the Public Schools (1890-1930)
Learning Objectives
Introduction
Origin of High Schools
Standardizing the High School Curriculum: The Work and Report of The Committee of Ten
The Issue of Vocational Education
John Dewey: Progressive Educator
The Laboratory School
Edward L. Thorndike: Measuring Student Performance
The Establishment of Kindergarten Education
Teachers' Unions: Protection for Teachers
Education During the Depression: No Shoes, No School
Bridges from the Past to the Present: Contributions from the Period 1890-1930 to the Present
Summary
Questions for Discussion
Suggested Activities
Bibliography
Suggestions for Further Reading
Relevant Web Sites
Endnotes
Modern Educational Problems and Reform Movements (1930-Present)
Education from the Depression to the War on Poverty (1930-1960)
Learning Objectives
Introduction
The 1930s: School Funding
The 1940s: Effects of World War II on Civil Rights
The 1940s: Effects of World War II on Math and Science Curricula
The 1940s: Status of Teaching
The 1950s: The Space Race: Sputnik and Math and Science in Schools
The 1950s: School Segregation: Brown v. Board of Education
The 1960s: Increased Federal Involvement in Education
The 1960s: Students' Academic Progress and New Curriculum Movements
The 1960s: Beginnings of Discipline Problems and School Violence
Bridges from the Past to the Present: Contributions from the Period of 1930 to 1960, to the Present
Summary
Questions for Discussion
Suggested Activities
Bibliography
Suggestions for Further Reading
Relevant Web Sites
Endnotes
Reforms in Modern Education 1960-1983: From the War on Poverty to A Nation at Risk
Learning Objectives
Introduction
The 1960s: Race, Gender, Jobs, and Education
The 1970s: Back to Basics
Title IX: Promoting Gender Equality (1972)
Public Law 94-142 (1975)
The 1980s: Sociological Effects on Education
Revisiting Sputnik in the 1980s
A Nation at Risk
The Carnegie Foundation Report
Legislative Policies: Responses to A Nation at Risk
Bridges from the Past to the Present
Summary
Questions for Discussion
Suggested Activities
Bibliography
Suggestions for Further Reading
Relevant Web Sites
Endnotes
Solutions to the Problems of Public Education: Reform Movements After A Nation at Risk (1983-Present)
Learning Objectives
Introduction
The Current Status of American Public Education
Problems of Public Schools: Discipline and Violence Issues
The "Furious Child Problem": A New Discipline Issue in Schools
Discipline Issues and Individualized Education Plans
Problems of Public Schools: Attracting Quality Teachers
Problems of School Funding and School Segregation
Why Are Inner-City Schools Segregated and Poor?
Gender Discrimination: It's Not Dead!
Special Education Legislation: IDEA of 1997
Bilingual Education in the Public Schools
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and NCLB
Overview of Math and Science Education Achievement: The TIMSS
A Corollary to TIMSS: Trends in School Violence
Funding of Public Education: The Effects of NCLB
Homeschooling: Back to the Fireside?
Morals of American Youth
Vouchers
Magnet Schools and Charter Schools
Privatization of Education: The Edison Project
Bridges from the Past to the Present: Where Are We Headed?
Summary
Questions for Discussion
Suggested Activities
Bibliography
Suggestions for Further Reading
Relevant Web Sites
Endnotes
Glossary
Index

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