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Exploring Education : An Introduction to the Foundations of Education

Exploring Education : An Introduction to the Foundations of Education - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0205290161

Cover of Exploring Education : An Introduction to the Foundations of Education 2ND 01 (ISBN 978-0205290161)
ISBN13: 978-0205290161
ISBN10: 0205290167
Edition: 2ND 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 2001
International: No

Exploring Education : An Introduction to the Foundations of Education - 2ND 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0205290161

Alan Sadovnik, Peter Cookson and Susan Semel

ISBN13: 978-0205290161
ISBN10: 0205290167
Edition: 2ND 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 2001
International: No

Exploring Education, 2/e offers an alternative to traditional foundations texts. This book provides primary readings and a text in one source, challenging material that encourages critical and reflective thinking, and a point of view about the possibilities and limits of schools and teachers in solving educational problems. Pre-service and practicing teachers will find a solid introduction to the foundations disciplines (history, philosophy, politics and sociology of education) and their application to educational issues including school organization and teaching, curriculum and pedagogic practices, education and inequality and school reform and improvement. Exploring Education, 2/e provides a research and theory based approach that demonstrates the usefulness of the foundations lens for thinking critically about, and hopefully, solving educational problems. For pre-service and in-service teachers needing an introduction to the foundations of education.

Author Bio

Sadovnik, Alan R. : Adelphi University

Cookson, Peter W. Jr. : Columbia University

Semel, Susan F. : Hofstra University

Table of Contents



1. The Limits and Promises of Education: Toward Reflective Practitioners.

Educational Problems.
Understanding Education: The Foundations Perspective.
The Foundations Perspective: A Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary Approach.
Critical Literacy and Empowerment: Toward the Active Voice of Teachers.

2. Perspectives on Education: Conservative, Liberal, and Radical Visions.

The Purposes of Schooling.
Political Perspectives.
From Political Perspectives to the Politics of Education.

Chester E. Finn, Jr., The Drive for Excellence: Moving Towards a Public Consensus.

Lawrence A. Cremin, Popular Schooling.

Jean Anyon, Ghetto Schooling.

3. The History of Education.

Old World and New World Education: The Colonial Era.
The Age of Reform: The Rise of the Common School.
Urbanization and the Progressive Impetus.
The Post-World War II Era: 1945-1980.
Educational Reaction and Reform: 1980s-1990s.
Understanding the History of U.S. Education: Different Historical Interpretations.

Diane Ravitch, Forgetting the Questions: The Problem of Educational Reform.

Lawrence A. Cremin, Popular Schooling.

4. The Sociology of Education.

The Uses of Sociology for Teachers.
The Relation between School and Society.
Effects of Schooling on Individuals.
Inside the Schools.
Education and Inequality.
Sociology and the Current Educational Crisis.

Alan R. Sadovnik, Basil Bernstein's Theory of Pedagogic Practice: Code Theory, Pedagogic Discourse, and Symbolic Control.

Amy Stuart Wells and Irene Serna, The Politics of Culture: Understanding Local Resistance to Detracking in Racially Mixed Schools.

Ray Rist, On Understanding the Processes of Schooling: The Contributions of Labeling Theory.

5. Philosophy of Education and Its Significance for Teachers.

The Perspective of Philosophy of Education.
Particular Philosophies of Education.

John Dewey, My Pedagogic Creed.

Maxine Greene, Wide-Awakeness and the Moral Life.

Jane Roland Martin, The Ideal of an Educated Person.

6. Schools as Organizations and Teacher Professionalization.

The Structure of U.S. Education.
International Comparisons.
School Processes and School Cultures.
Teachers, Teaching, and Professionalization.

Linda M. McNeil, Contradictions of Reform.

Joan E. Talbert, Promise of Professional Development in the Nation's Reform Agenda: Sociological Views.

James W. Stigler and James Hiebert, The TIMSS Video Tape Study.

7. Curriculum, Pedagogy, and the Transmission of Knowledge.

What Do the Schools Teach?
The History and Philosophy of the Curriculum.
The Politics of the Curriculum.
The Sociology of the Curriculum.
Multicultural Education Curriculum Theory and Practice: The Reconceptualization of Curriculum Studies.
Pedagogic Practices: How the Curriculum Is Taught.
The Stratification of the Curriculum.
The Effects of the Curriculum: What Is Learned in Schools?

Michael W. Apple, The Politics of a National Curriculum.

Philip W. Jackson, The Mimetic and the Transformative: Alternative Outlooks on Teaching.

Lisa Delpit, The Silenced Dialogue: Power and Pedagogy in Educating Other People's Children.

8. Equality of Opportunity and Educational Outcomes.

Calculating Educational and Life Outcomes.
School Differences and Educational Outcomes.
Educational Attainment and Economic Achievement.
Education and Inequality: Mobility or Reproduction?

Aaron Pallas, Schooling, Achievement,
and Mobility.

Caroline Hodges Persell and Peter W. Cookson, Jr., Chartering and Bartering: Elite Education and Social Reproduction.

James E. Rosenbaum, College for All.

9. Explanations of Educational Inequality.

Explanations of Educational Inequality.
Student-Centered Explanations.
School-Centered Explanations.
Do Schools Reproduce Inequality?

Jeannie Oakes, Keeping Track, Part 1:
The Policy and Practice of Curriculum Inequality.

Karen Karp, Females + Mathematics = A Complex Equation.

Annette Lareau, Social Class Differences in Family-School Relationships: The Importance of Cultural Capital.

Imani Perry, A Black Student's Reflection on Public and Private Schools.

10. Educational Reform and School Improvement.

Effective Teachers.
Educational Reform in the 1980s.
Educational Reform in the 1980s:
Major Themes.
Education in the 1990s.
A Theory of Educational Problems and Reforms.

Jeanne Powers and Peter W. Cookson, Jr., School Choice.

Deborah Meier, Reinventing Teaching.



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