eBook Encyclopedia of the Social and Cultural Foundations of Education, 1st Edition

  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1412963990
  • ISBN-13: 9781412963992
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1392 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released January 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008
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The Encyclopedia of the Social and Cultural Foundations of Education is intended to provide a comprehensive introduction to the social and cultural foundations of education. The encyclopedia is a three- volume work. The first two volumes of the work consist of A-Z entries and a third volume is made up of documentary, photographic and visual resources. The two A-Z volumes include essays (approximately 5,000 words each) representing the major disciplines (philosophy, history, sociology, etc.).

Representative topics for the encyclopedia include:
1. Biographies of major educational theorists and practitioners 2. Essays on major movements in the field (The Radical Revisionist Movement in American Educational History, Deschooling, etc.) 3. Essays on policy issues (vouchers, standards, etc.) 4. Entries on institutions (historically black colleges and universities, Teachers College, Columbia University, the U. S. Department of Education, etc.) 5. Interpretations of major court decisions (Brown vs. Topeka (1954), Lau vs. Nichols (1972)) 6. Overviews of theoretical debates fundamental to the field (privilege, socioeconomic class, etc.) 7. Essays on methodological approaches (visual analysis, ethnography, curriculum history, etc.)