Exploring Education An Introduction to the Foundations of Education

ISBN-10: 0205473598
ISBN-13: 9780205473595
Edition: 3rd 2006 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $129.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/14/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

ALAN R. SADOVNIK is Associate Professor of Education at Adelphi University.

Preface
Acknowledgments
The Limits and Promises of Education: Toward Reflective Practitioners
Educational Problems
Understanding Education: The Foundations Perspective
The Foundations Perspective: A Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary Approach
Critical Literacy and Empowerment: Toward the Active Voice of Teachers
The Politics of Education: Conservative, Liberal and Radical Perspectives
The Purposes of Schooling
Political Perspectives
From Political Perspectives to the Politics of Education
Lessons Learned from a Half-Century of Federal Policy Development
What Counts as Educational Policy? Notes toward a New Paradigm
The History of Education
Old World and New World Education: The Colonial Era
The Age of Reform: The Rise of the Common School
Urbanization and the Progressive Impetus
The Post-World War II Era: 1945-1980
Educational Reaction and Reform and the Standards Era: 1980s-2005
Understanding the History of U.S. Education
Different Historical Interpretations
Conclusion
Forgetting the Questions: The Problem of Educational Reform
Popular Schooling
The Sociology of Education
The Uses of Sociology for Teachers
The Relation between School and Society
Effects of Schooling on Individuals
Inside the Schools
Education and Inequality
Sociology and the Current Educational Crisis
Japanese Education: A Durkheimian Ideal Type?
On Understanding the Processes of Schooling: The Contributions of Labeling Theory
The Politics of Culture: Understanding Local Political Resistance to Detracking in Racially Mixed Schools
The Philosophy of Education and Its Significance for Teachers
The Perspective of Philosophy of Education
Particular Philosophies of Education
Conclusion
My Pedagogic Creed
Wide-Awakeness and the Moral Life
The Ideal of the Educated Person
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The Structure of U.S. Education
International Comparisons
School Processes and School Cultures
Teachers, Teaching, and Professionalization
Contradictions of Reform
The TIMSS Videotape Study
Is There Really A Teacher Shortage?
Curriculum, Pedagogy, and the Transmission of Knowledge
What Do the Schools Teach?
The History and Philosophy of the Curriculum
The Politics of the Curriculum
The Sociology of the Curriculum
Curriculum Theory and Practice: The Reconceptualization of Curriculum Studies
Pedagogic Practices: How the Curriculum Is Taught
The Philosophy of Teaching: Differing Views on Pedagogic Practices
The Stratification of the Curriculum
The Effects of the Curriculum: What Is Learned in Schools?
Conclusion
The Politics of a National Curriculum
The Mimetic and the Transformative: Alternate Outlooks on Teaching
The Silenc

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