Higher Education

Foundations of Education, 12th Edition

  • Allan C. Ornstein St. Johns University
  • Daniel U. Levine Emeritus, University of Missouri at Kansas City and University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Gerry Gutek Emeritus, Loyola University Chicago
  • David E. Vocke Towson University
  • ISBN-10: 1133589855  |  ISBN-13: 9781133589853
  • 560 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2008, 2006
  • © 2014 | Published
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Overview

Highly respected for its substantive coverage and analysis of all foundational areas--social, philosophical, historical, political, economic, curricular, and legal--FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION, Twelfth Edition, helps students understand the key educational issues and policies affecting American education. Through an array of applied features, the authors help to prepare students for their careers by tying the book's themes to students' future practice. These include "TeachSource Video Activities," "From Pre-Service to Practice" real-world case studies, "Taking Issue" boxes, and "Certification Connection Activities." Reflective pedagogy encourages students to form their own unique philosophy of teaching, laying a strong foundation for a lifelong career. Completely up-to-date throughout, this edition also provides the latest information on accountability, technology, diversity, and many other important topics. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

Features and Benefits

  • Up-to-date references and research statistics include the latest on standardized testing, current mandates and the problems with, and prospects for, the No Child Left Behind legislation, and coverage of the Common Core Standards initiative and the 21st Century Skills movement.
  • The themes of diversity, standards and accountability, technology, developing one's own philosophy of education, and now, "continuity and change," are threaded throughout the text.
  • The popular video activities, which bring important topics and issues to life, include new videos that are introduced in the text along with guiding questions. Videos are available for viewing at the Education CourseMate website.
  • "Preservice to Practice" features help students apply and think critically about concepts discussed in each chapter. Students are asked to read vignettes that describe situations in which new teachers might find themselves, and then answer case questions that encourage critical and applied thinking about how they might best respond in each situation.
  • "Taking Issue" charts present controversial issues in the field of education, offering arguments on both sides of a question so that students can understand why the topic is important and how it affects contemporary schools. Instructors may use these charts as the basis for class discussion or assignments.
  • "Technology @ School" features in every chapter help keep students up to date on relevant developments regarding educational technology, and provide information that they may find useful to apply during their teaching careers.
  • Study aids include "Focus" questions at the beginning of each chapter, which provide students with an advance organizer of chapter material. "Refocus" questions after major chapter sections help students reinforce their comprehension by asking them to connect concepts discussed in the text to their own situation. "Topical Overview" charts summarize and compare key topics, providing a concise tool for reviewing important chapter concepts.

Table of Contents

Part I: UNDERSTANDING THE TEACHING PROFESSION.
1: Motivation, Preparation, and Conditions for the Entering Teacher.
2: The Teaching Profession.
Part II: HISTORICAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS.
3: Global Origins of American Education.
4: Pioneers of Teaching and Learning.
5: Historical Development of American Education.
6: Philosophical Roots of Education.
Part III: POLITICAL, ECONOMIC, AND LEGAL FOUNDATIONS.
7: Governing and Administering Public Education.
8: Financing Public Education.
9: Legal Aspects of Education.
Part IV: SOCIAL FOUNDATIONS.
10: Culture, Socialization, and Education.
11: Social Class, Race, and School Achievement.
12: Providing Equal Educational Opportunity.
Part V: CURRICULAR FOUNDATIONS.
13: The Changing Purposes of American Education.
14: Curriculum and Instruction.
Part VI: EFFECTIVE EDUCATION: INTERNATIONAL AND AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES.
15: International Education.
16: School Effectiveness and Reform in the United States.

What's New

  • New vibrant chronological timelines (28 in all) are now included in Part II, "Historical and Philosophical Foundations," and linked to interactive activities on the Education CourseMate website.
  • A new theme of "continuity and change" is threaded throughout the text, complementing retained themes of diversity, standards and accountability, technology, and developing one's own philosophy of education. A marginal icon identifies sections of the narrative where the theme is addressed.
  • The "Taking Issue" boxed feature has been updated so that students are now asked to answer the question, "What Is Your Stand?" This feature enhances the reflective pedagogy in the book that encourages students to form their own philosophy of teaching.
  • Now set off more prominently in a box, the "Constructing Your Own History or Autobiography of Education" feature in each chapter of Part II, "Historical and Philosophical Foundations," guides students in developing their unique perspectives and values as related to teaching.
  • New coverage of technology in schools includes hot topics such as blogs, wikis, Web 2.0, fair use for media, social networking, and cyberbullying and other electronic misdeeds (such as disparagement of school or staff, gaining access to prohibited materials, and sexting).
  • Newly named "Case Questions" in the "Preservice to Practice" features emphasize the value of these vignettes. Each feature describes a situation in which new teachers might find themselves, prompting students to apply critical thinking about how they might best respond.
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Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"An extremely strong foundational resource for pre-service teachers."

— Denise Simard, SUNY Plattsburgh

"The authors have created a masterpiece and I predict this book will be an excellent addition to the body of knowledge."

— James Brown, Southern University at Shreveport

"We have used this text for over six years and still find it an excellent choice."

— Evyonne Hawkins, Richland Community College

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Allan C. Ornstein

Allan Ornstein (Ph.D., New York University) is Professor of Education at St. John’s University in New York. He is the author of more than 55 texts and 400 articles and research papers, and has served as a consultant for more than 60 government and educational agencies. He is a co-author of FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION, now in its twelfth edition (Wadsworth Cengage Learning).

Daniel U. Levine

Daniel Levine is a former Professor of Education at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and before that at the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Dr. Levine has authored numerous journal articles and papers on urban education, school reform, and related topics.

Gerry Gutek

Gerald L. Gutek is the former dean of the School of Education at Loyola University in Chicago. He updates "Part Two: Historical and Philosophical Foundations" in this edition of FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION.

David E. Vocke

David Vocke is a Professor of Secondary Education in the College of Education at Towson University in Maryland. He updates chapters 2, 7, 8, 13, and 14 in this edition of FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION.