History of Education in America

ISBN-10: 0131705466
ISBN-13: 9780131705463
Edition: 9th 2007 (Revised)
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List price: $89.40
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 5/31/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

This popular book provides future teachers a solid foundation in the history of American education, from its roots in European tradition, through the colonial period, to the challenges of the twenty-first century. Redesigned to highlight historical information throughout the book. Here are all of the important people, places, dates, events, and movements; along with a capsule presentation of the underlying principles of educational practice and straightforward, nonjudgmental coverage of all of the current controversies within our educational system. For future teachers.

Introduction: Applying History to Education Today
Overview
The Examination of Social Forces
The Link Between Educational Theory and History
Schooling in an Age of Change, as Revealed Through the Past
Society and Education: Schools and the Communities They Serve
World Events That Disrupt Education
Historical Roots of U.S. Education
Cultural Influences on Education
Accelerating Rate of Change
Change Fueled by Invention
Ogburn Model of Adjustment to Change
Social Darwinism
Cultural Lag
Core Values
A Myriad of Values
Focus on the Issues: Cultural Diversity
How You Can Use This Text
History and Purposes of Educational History
Reconsidering History from New Evidence
The Study of Educational History
Differing Points of View
Influence of Recent Changes
Intellectual Background
Force of Medieval Tradition
Impact of the Renaissance
Impact of Scientific Thinking
Significance of Religious Revolutions
American Colonists: Conservatism and Change
Focus on the Issues: Judging the Importance of Historical Events
Then to Now
The History of Curriculum
The Spirit of Inquiry and Dissemination of Knowledge
Identifying Currents of Thought Through History
Changing World Conditions
Why the Past Illuminates Today
Look to the Evidence
How Does the History of Education Apply to Educators Today?
Gaining Perspective Through Critical Analysis
History in Action in Today's Classrooms
Bibliography
Shaping the Schools: Philosophical and Psychological Foundations
Focus on the Issues: Philosophical Divisions
Introduction to Educational Philosophy
Schools of Educational Philosophy
No Neat and Tidy Boxes
Drawn from Many Sources
Slow and Homogeneous Development
Philosophical Theory: Origins
Idealism
Realism
Modern Realism
Perennialism
Pragmatism
Social Reconstructionism
Essentialism
Should Schools Exit?
Humanism
Analytic Philosophy of Education
Protest Philosophies
Behaviorism
Existentialism
Should Schools Exist?
Postmodernism
Chaos Theory
Social and Futures Philosophy
Philosophy and Technology
Psychology and Educational Theory
Psychology and Learning: Historical Development
Structuralism
Functionalism
Connectionist Psychology or Associationism
Behaviorism
Focus on the Issues: Behavior Modification
Gestalt
Modern Developmental Psychology and Stage Theory
Other Contributions to Educational Psychology
Then to Now
Educational Goals
The Goal of Citizenship
Agreement on Educational Policy
Focus on the Issues: International Terrorism
Gaining Perspective Through Critical Analysis
History in Action in Today's Classrooms
Bibliography
American Education: Our European Heritage and the Colonial Influence
Colonial Melting Pot
Religious Sectarianism
Social Class in the Colonial Environment
The Southern Colonies
Focus on the Issues: Spelling and the Curriculum
Tutorial Schools
Old Field Schools
Dame Schools
Secondary and Higher Education
Charity Education
The Middle Colonies
Denominational Influence
Academies
Latin Grammar Schools
Common Schools
Higher Education
The New England Colonies
Puritan Philosophy
Educational Conditions
Latin Schools and College Programs
Religious Cycles
Then to Now
Puritan Values
Multidimensional Values
Historical Perspective
Gaining Perspective Through Critical Analysis
History in Action in Today's Classrooms
Bibliography
American Education: The American Revolution
Democratic Ideals
Changes in Colonial Culture
The Shift in the Colonial Mind
Locke's Influence
Comenius
Impact of European Movements
Colonial Liberalism
Educational Changes in the Later Colonial Period
The War and After
Sway of Independence
Efforts of Educational Founders
Freedom of Religion
National University
Plans for a National System
Revolutionary Period Educational Leadership
Noah Webster
Thomas Jefferson
Early Government Proposals
Early National Legislation
State Efforts
Other Educational Movements
Monitorial Schools
Sunday Schools
Free School Societies
School Ideas and the Curriculum
New Materials
Then to Now
A National System Fails to Win Approval
Financing State Systems and Testing Controversies
Establishing National Standards
Local Power Versus State Control
Local Power Versus Federal Control
Federal Education Acts
Focus on the Issues: Divided We Stand
Formation of the U.S. Department of Education
Political Attacks on Educational Institutions
Educational Artifacts and Technology: No Steady History
The Role of History of Education
Gaining Perspective Through Critical Analysis
History in Action in Today's Classrooms
Bibliography
American Education: 1812-1865
Social, Political, and Economic Trends
Common School Ideal
Focus on the Issues: Teacher Qualifications in Frontier Schools
Impact of the Industrial Revolution
Education and the Industrial Revolution
Public School Support
Nationalization
Frontier Impact
First State Programs
Age of the Common School Revival
State Funds and State Laws
Curriculum Improvement
Graded Primary Schools
Birth of the American High School
Higher Education Before the Civil War
Dartmouth College Case
State Universities
New Programs and Reforms at State Universities
Technical Schools
Adult Education and Cultural Improvement
Morrill Act
American Educational Leadership
Political Leaders
Literary Support
Professional Educators
Carter
Mann
Barnard
European Influences
Infant Schools
Kindergartens
European School Model
European Educational Theory
Rousseau
Basedow
Pestalozzi
Froebel
Growth of Academies
Normal Schools and Institutes
Educational Opportunity for Women
Focus on the Issues: Opportunities for Women
Minority Education
Then to Now
Assimilation
Equality Not Gained
Desegregation
The Immigration Effect
Implementing Equality for Minorities and Students with Speical Needs
Gaining Perspective Through Critical Analysis
History in Action in Today's Classrooms
Bibliography
American Education: 1865-1918
Modern-Day Differences
Compulsory Attendance
Technology in the Classroom
Stimulus for Change in Education
Inhibited Development of Education in the South
Southern Collapse
African-American Education
Hoar Bill
Blair Bill
Philanthropy
Southern Associations
National Affairs and Progress
Industrial Exploitation
Agricultural, Population, and Vocational Changes
The Public School Ideal
The American Public High School
Kalamazoo Case
Curriculum
Standardizing Associations and the National Education Association
Committee of Ten
Accreditation
Cardinal Principles
Reorganization
Vocational and Industrial Education
Smith-Hughes Act
Parochial and Private Education
Oregon Case
Higher Education
Colleges and Universities
New University Model
Professional Schools
Curriculum Changes
Minority and Prejudice
Schools and Colleges for Minority Groups
Focus on the Issues: Sanchez Encounters Prejudice
Native-American Schools
Teacher Education
Sheldon and the Oswego Movement
University Departments of Education
Development of Educational Philosophy
Harris
Parker
Herbart
American Herbartianism
Protest Against Rigid Systems
Then to Now
Social and Educational Problems from War
Concepts and Values, by Generation, 1920 to Today
Changes in Basic Values
Gaining Prespective Through Critical Analysis
History in Action in Today's Classrooms
Bibliography
Development of Modern American Education After 1918
Major Educational Changes
National Unity Through Education
Changes in Education, Mid-1900s to Today
Availability of Educational Materials; Lifelong Learning
Social, Political, and Economic Influence
Focus on the Issues: Divergent Views
Evolution of the Modern Institutional Structure
Elementary Programs
The School Survey
Consolidation
Junior High and Middle Schools
High Schools
Higher Education
Minority Women
Junior or Community Colleges
School Finance and Control
Local and State Control
School Finance
Federal Participation in Education
Support for Industrial and Vocational Education
New Deal Acts
Wartime Measures
National Defense Education Act
Experiments and Innovations in the Twentieth Century
Progressive Education
Progressive Education Association (PEA)
Extended School Use
Influence of Experimental Programs
Progressive Educators and Their Critics
Life Adjustment Education
Critics of Progressive Influence
Then to Now
Inquiry-Based Instruction
Mastery Learning
Individual Contracting
Differentiated Staffing
Flexible Scheduling
Individualized Instruction
Open Classrooms
Team Teaching and Nongraded Schools
Gaining Perspective Through Critical Analysis
History in Action in Today's Classrooms
Bibliography
American Education: 1960-2000
Academic Freedom and the Educational Profession
Focus on the Issues: Teacher Education: Pedantic Pedagogy
Alternative Teacher Training
Field Experience
Continuing Professional Education
Philosophy and Accountability
Elementary and Secondary Education Act
Federal Involvement
New Methods
Critics Outside the Profession
Innovations
The Internet
Recent Growth
A New Century-The Twenty-First
Assessment
IDEA
Then to Now
Special Assistance
Gaining Perspective Through Critical Analysis
History in Action in Today's Classrooms
Bibliography
Educational Reform After 1980: The Search for Excellence
The Great American Educational Reform Movement
Reform Agendas
A Nation at Risk
Educational Policy
The Business Model
The Paideia Proposal
Boyer, Goodlad, and Sizer
Comment and Criticism
School Effectiveness
Time-on-Task
Educational Goals
Reform Initiatives in States and Cities
Local Reform Initiatives
Financial Crunch
Gramm-Rudman Hollings Act
Focus on the Issues: Educational Reform: Past and Present
Rebuilding Versus Restructuring
Volunteerism
Achieving Excellence in Teacher Education
Status of Teachers
A Trend of Negative to Positive Factors
School Crime/Violence
Changes in Teacher Education
Five-Year Programs and the Holmes Group
Reform in Educational Administration
Information Access
Business Model
Special Needs
Administration and the Law
The Search for Excellence Continues
Gaining Perspective Through Critical Analysis
History in Action in Today's Classrooms
Bibliography
Issues in Modern American Education
Litigation: The Courts and Problems of Education
Religion and Public Schools
Focus on the Issues: Church and State
Attendance and Religion
Religion and Public Funds
Evolution
Vouchers
Involuntary Segregation
The Brown Decision on Segregation
De Facto Segregation
Affirmative Action
Litigation and Equality of Opportunity
Focus on the Issues: Language
Other Significant Court Cases
In Loco Parentis
Single-Sex Schools
Historical Overview of U.S. Educational Critics
Critics, 1950-1960s
Critics, 1970-1990s
Modern Critics
No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB)
Critics with Other Viewpoints
The School as Agency for Social Action
Assessment and Accountability
Laws and Lawsuits Focused on Accountability
Competency Tests for Teachers
Curriculum Concerns
Curriculum Innovations and Methods
Competency-Based Training and Performance Contracting
Issues of Inclusion
Educating the Exceptional Child
Public Law 94-142
Funding Special Education
Benefits of PL 94-142: Is It Working?
Accessible Education
Increased Funding and Earlier Identification
Fostering Giftedness
Multicultural and Bilingual Education
Cultural Awareness Education
Teaching Transcultural Values
The Changing Role of Women in Education
Taking Sides Today and Tomorrow
Gaining Perspective Through Critical Analysis
History in Action in Today's Classrooms
Bibliography
Globalization, Trends, and Gaining Perspective
Focus on the Issues: Globalization
World Interdependence
Focus on the Issues: Rapid Change
Future Trends
Gaining Perspective Through Critical Analysis
History in Action in Today's Classrooms
Bibliography
General Annotated Bibliography
Glossary
Index

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