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Foundations of Education 13th Edition

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

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2014
  • 560 Pages
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Highly respected for its substantive coverage and analysis of all foundational areas -- social, philosophical, historical, political, economic, curricular, and legal -- FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION, Thirteenth Edition, describes and analyzes the key educational issues and policies affecting American education. The authors relate the book's wide-ranging topics to an array of applied features to help prepare students for their future careers as educators. The chapters on the history and philosophy of education encourage students to construct their own personal philosophy of education, building a strong foundation for a professional career. Completely up-to-date throughout, this edition also 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.

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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  • *UPDATED* This edition is updated throughout with contemporary research and new discussions of timely topics, with a special emphasis on educational issues related to cultural diversity, standards and accountability, laws, the outlook for careers, teaching licensure, trends in teacher compensation, and the growing role of technology.
  • *UPDATED* Greater emphasis on the link between chapter content and the InTASC Standards is accomplished with a list of relevant standards at the beginning of each chapter, and a standards correlation chart for the entire book on the inside covers that provides an easily accessible snapshot of where the standards are covered.
  • *NEW* Key Terms, now defined in the margin, make is easy for students to access definitions and review terms in the chapter.
  • *NEW* Learning Objectives begin each chapter and are linked to the major sections in the chapters to help students understand desired outcomes and focus their reading. Focus Questions reinforce comprehension by connecting concepts in the book to students' likely personal situations.
  • 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.
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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Online Instructor's Manuel with Test Bank

ISBN: 9781305639478
An online Instructor's Manual accompanies this book. It contains information to assist the instructor in designing the course, including sample syllabi, discussion questions, teaching and learning activities, field experiences, learning objectives, and additional online resources. For assessment support, the updated test bank includes true/false, multiple choice, matching, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter.

Online PowerPoint® Slides

ISBN: 9781305674981
These vibrant Microsoft® PowerPoint® lecture slides for each chapter assist you with your lecture by providing concept coverage using images, figures, and tables directly from the textbook.

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ISBN: 9781305636569
Cengage Learning Testing Powered by Cognero® is a flexible, online system that allows you to: import, edit, and manipulate content from the text's test bank or elsewhere, including your own favorite test questions; create multiple test versions in an instant; and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom, or wherever you want.