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Foundations of Education 13th Edition

Allan C. Ornstein | Daniel U. Levine | Gerry Gutek | David E. Vocke

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Highly respected for its substantive coverage of all foundational areas -- social, philosophical, historical, political, economic, curricular, and legal -- FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION, 13th Edition, describes and analyzes the key educational issues and policies affecting American education. Completely updated, this edition provides the latest information on the common core curriculum, accountability, technology in education, school reform, diversity, legal rulings, recent trends in school funding and teacher compensation, new instructional practices, teaching licensure, the outlook for careers, and many other important topics. Students are encouraged to construct their own personal philosophy of education, laying a foundation for their careers.

Allan C. Ornstein, St. Johns University

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, Emeritus, University of Missouri at Kansas City and University of Nebraska at Omaha

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, Emeritus, Loyola University Chicago

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, Towson University

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.

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  • Timelines in the history and philosophy chapters in Part Two mark milestones in education.
  • End-of-chapter features include summary lists that facilitate understanding and analysis of content, and annotated lists of selected print and electronic resources for further learning that may be of special interest to readers.
  • From Preservice to Practice uses vignettes of situations in which new teachers might find themselves and questions that encourage critical and applied thinking about how students might best respond in each situation.
  • Topical Overviews summarize and compare key topics, giving students a concise tool for reviewing important chapter concepts.
  • Technology @ School provides current information and research about developments regarding educational technology and helpful websites.
  • Taking Issue presents 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.

Foundations of Education


1. Motivation, Preparation, and Conditions for the Entering Teacher.
2. The Teaching Profession.
3. The World Global Origins of American Education.
4. Pioneers of Teaching and Learning.
5. Historical Development of American Education.
6. Philosophical Roots of Education.
7. Governing and Administering Public Education.
8. Financing Public Education.
9. Legal Aspects of Education.
10. Culture, Socialization, and Education.
11. Social Class, Race, and School Achievement.
12. Providing Equal Educational Opportunity.
13. The Changing Purposes of American Education.
14. Curriculum and Instruction.
15. International Education.
16. School Effectiveness and Reform in the United States.

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