ERIC Number: ED279649
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
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Introduction to the Foundations of Education. Second Edition.
Ellis, Arthur K.; And Others
This book is intended to make the reader aware of the connections between the present-day, complex world of schools and the historical, philosphical, political, and economic backdrop out of which they have emerged. Educational topics discussed in the chapters are: (1) Educational Reform: A Beginning; (2) The Personal Choice: To Teach or Not to Teach; (3) Teaching: The Nature of the Profession; (4) Historical Perspectives: Education in the Old World; (5) Historical Perspectives: Education in America; (6) Development of Educational Thought: Philosophical Perspectives; (7) Education and Schooling; (8) Society's Expectations: The Challenge to Education; (9) Contemporary Schooling Patterns; (10) Multicultural Education; (11) Accountability: How Well Are We Doing?; (12) Political Dimensions of Schooling: Federal, State, Local; (13) Finance: Who Pays the Bills? (14) Forces Influencing the Curriculum: Who Decides What is Taught? (15) Curriculum: Purpose, Patterns, and Technology; and (16) Future Directions. Supreme Court cases affecting education that were decided between 1954 and 1983 are appended. (JD)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational History, Educational Legislation, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foundations of Education, Futures (of Society), Government Role, Multicultural Education, Professional Recognition, Social Attitudes, Teaching (Occupation)
Prentice Hall, 200 Old Japan Rd., Old Japan, NJ 07675 ($30.00).
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