Education Today: Issues, Policies & Practices, 1st Edition

  • Beryl Watnick
  • Published By: Palgrave MacMillan
  • ISBN-10: 1682177130
  • ISBN-13: 9781682177136
  • DDC: 370.973
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 3075 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released September 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Overview

From Gender Issues and Diversity Education to Funding and Parental Involvement, these information-packed entries provide students and researchers with a wide variety of ways to examine the education system in America. This title includes articles written by expert educators and education administrators, arranged in 25 sections, covering a wide range of topics, starting with a historical look at education, and including sections on: Education Theory; Psychology; Law; Government; School Safety; Diversity; Curriculum; Counseling; Teaching Methods; Technology in Education; Testing; Alternative Education; Teacher Education; International Perspectives; and many more! Includes a comprehensive list of Terms & Concepts and a detailed Subject Index.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Publisher's Note.
Introduction.
Contributors.
History of Education.
1: Aristotle and Realism.
2: Early Roots of Modern American Education.
3: History of Public Education in the U.S..
4: John Locke and Education.
5: Modern European Influences on American Education.
6: Chautauqua Movement.
7: Education of Women in the U.S..
8: Education Reform Movements.
9: Minorities and Education in America.
10: History of Teacher Education.
11: Women in Education.
12: Social History of American Education.
Education Theory.
13: Plato and Education.
14: Karl Marx and Education.
15: Paulo Freire.
16: Gagné's Conditions of Learning.
17: Seymour Papert and Constructionism.
18: Postmodernism and Education.
19: Affective Domain.
20: Assimilation Theory.
21: Attribution Theory.
22: Behaviorism.
23: Cognitive Dissonance Theory.
24: Cognitive Theories.
25: Constructivism.
26: Epistemology.
27: Existentialism.
28: Pragmatism.
29: Theory of Mind.
30: Social Learning Theory.
31: Experiential Learning.
32: Transformative Learning.
33: Multiple Intelligences.
34: Learning Styles.
35: Taxonomy of Educational Objectives—The Cognitive Domain.
36: Educational Anthropology.
37: Sociology of Education.
38: Social Change Education.
39: Social Development Model.
40: Social Justice in Education.
Education Psychology.
41: Cognitive Neuroscience.
42: Brain-Based Learning.
43: Cognitive Development.
44: Social Cognition.
45: Socio-Emotional Development.
46: Pyramid Model.
47: Adolescent Development.
48: Addressing Student Sleep Deprivation.
49: Developmental Psychology.
50: Personality Theories.
51: Self-Determination Theory.
52: Motivation.
53: Humanism.
54: Intelligence Scales.
55: Abstract Thinking Skills.
56: Psycholinguistics.
57: Instructional Design.
58: Token Economy.
59: Mathematics Anxiety.
60: Affective Variable.
Education and the Law.
61: Equal Educational Opportunity.
62: School Desegregation.
63: Evolution vs. Creation.
64: School Prayer.
65: Freedom of Religion and Public Education.
66: Freedom of Expression and Public Education.
67: Parental Rights and Public Education.
68: Student Rights in the Public Schools.
69: Undocumented Immigrant Students.
70: Title IX.
71: Inclusive Education Laws.
72: Academic Freedom.
73: Out of School Faculty Behavior.
74: Sexual Misconduct in the Schools.
75: School Safety Legislation.
76: Search and Seizure in the Public Schools.
77: Dispensing Birth Control in Public Schools.
78: Race, Class, and School Discipline.
79: No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.
80: Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
81: Fear of Litigation.
Politics, Government & Education.
82: Education and the Economy.
83: Public Education Finance.
84: Equalization Aid.
85: Identity Politics in Education.
86: Cultural Capital & U.S. Education.
87: Meritocracy.
88: Teacher's Unions—Past and Present.
89: Collective Bargaining and Teachers’ Unions.
90: Minority Teacher Shortages.
91: U.S. Educational Indicators.
92: Busing.
93: Overcrowding in Schools.
94: English-Only Movement.
95: School Choice.
96: School Vouchers.
97: Spellings Report.
98: Teacher Tenure.
99: Tuition-Free College.
School Administration & Policy.
100: Becoming a Public School Administrator.
101: Centralized Administration.
102: Decision-Making Structures and Processes.
103: School Superintendency.
104: School Boards and Committees.
105: Education Leadership Policy.
106: School Leadership.
107: Public School Accountability.
108: School Improvement Plans (SIP).
109: School Accreditation.
110: School-Based Management.
111: Student Governments.
112: Instructional Leadership.
113: Highly Qualified Teachers.
114: Performance-Based Salaries.
115: Staff Performance Evaluations.
116: Teacher Supervising.
117: Classroom Autonomy.
118: School Culture and School Reform Efforts.
119: School Climate.
120: “Sick” School Buildings.
121: School Dropout Issues.
122: Marketing of Education.
Public School Education.
123: Urban Education.
124: Rural Education.
125: Class Size.
126: The Pledge of Allegiance & Moment of Silence Controversy.
127: Grade Inflation.
128: School Nursing.
129: School Librarianship.
130: Strategies in Teaching Math.
131: Teaching Reading and Writing.
132: Teaching English and Literature.
133: Teaching Poetry.
134: Teaching Creative Writing.
135: Teaching Humanities.
136: Teaching History.
137: Teaching Science in U.S. Public Schools.
138: Teaching Social Studies.
139: Teaching Foreign Languages in U.S. Public Schools.
140: Teaching Physical Education.
141: Teaching Health and Sex Education.
142: Teaching the Gifted Student.
143: Teaching Life Skills.
144: Teaching Industrial Arts/Technology Education.
145: Teaching Study Skills.
146: Business Curriculum.
147: Library and Resource Instruction.
148: Public School Education: Middle Grades.
149: The Creative Writing Classroom.
Higher Education.
150: Land-Grant Universities.
151: African-American Colleges and Universities.
152: Tribal Colleges.
153: Access to Higher Education.
154: Grants and Private Funding.
155: Affirmative Action in Higher Education.
156: Admissions Policies.
157: Institutional Effectiveness in Higher Education.
158: Community College Education.
159: Accelerated Degree Programs.
160: Virtual Universities.
161: Non-Traditional Minority Students.
162: Non-Traditional Older Students.
163: Underprepared College Students.
164: Writing Centers.
165: Academic Dishonesty in Colleges and Universities.
166: Student Retention.
167: College Housing.
168: Crime on College Campuses in the U.S..
169: Diploma Mills (Degree Mills).
School Safety.
170: Social Concerns among Students.
171: Conflict Mediation.
172: Crisis Management.
173: Violence Prevention.
174: Weapons in the Schools.
175: Zero Tolerance Policies.
176: School-to-Prison Pipeline.
177: Bullying.
178: School Security.
179: School Health Services.
180: Drug and Alcohol Prevention Programs.
181: Laboratory Safety in the Schools.
182: Internet Safety.
183: Dress Codes and Uniforms in Public Schools.