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Educational Foundations
Philosophical and Historical Perspectives


  • Date Published: November 2018
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316648896

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  • This educational foundations book offers a comprehensive overview of American education history and a variety of classical, Enlightenment, and contemporary educational philosophers. While Educational Foundations includes a history of American education, it also looks at numerous policies, constitutional law cases, events, and political, religious, and social conflicts for students to consider while learning their subject matter. The text is divided into two sections: the first is a look at a broad array of philosophical influences from the Western canon, while the second is an exploration of the history of American education, focusing on a few specific eras. With strong and helpful pedagogical features and resources, such as class activities, suggested files, chapter objectives, and sidebar questions, this textbook is an excellent resource for students. It is useful for undergraduate and graduate courses in educational foundations.

    • Pedagogical features include chapter objectives, sidebar questions, classroom activities, and suggested films and readings to ensure students are tracking their progress and knowledge
    • Photographs and timelines are featured throughout the text to illustrate people and events within the contexts of historical change
    • The text is divided into two sections, one philosophical and one historical, so information is better streamlined for students to digest
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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2018
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316648896
    • length: 568 pages
    • dimensions: 252 x 176 x 26 mm
    • weight: 1.2kg
    • contains: 51 b/w illus. 13 colour illus. 17 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Selected Philosophers:
    1. Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle
    2. John Locke
    3. Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    4. Karl Marx and Frederick Engels
    5. John Dewey
    6. Paulo Freire
    7. Mary Wollstonecraft, W. E. B. Du Bois, and Jane Addams
    Part II. History of American Education:
    8. Colonial America
    9. Revolutionary era
    10. National/Antebellum era
    11. Post-Civil War era
    12. Progressive era
    13. Post World War II era
    14. 1980s and beyond
    15. The politics of privatization.

  • Author

    Brian W. Dotts, University of Georgia
    Brian W. Dotts is an Associate Professor of Educational Theory and Practice at the University of Georgia. He is author of The Political Education of Democratus (2015), and co-editor and contributor to his second book, The Elusive Thomas Jefferson (2017).

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