Foundations of Education : Essential Texts and New Directions, Paperback / softback Book

Paperback / softback

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Foundations of Education: Essential Texts and New Directions helps aspiring teachers interpret the craft of teaching within the historical, philosophical, cultural, and social contexts of education, inside and outside of schools.

As a traditional social foundations reader, it focuses on the origins of the social foundations' disciplines, but it also includes contemporary pieces that directly impact students' lives today.

Through these carefully curated readings, students will grasp the complexity and connection between contemporary issues in education.

Part I contains "essential texts," selections from works widely regarded as central to the development of the field, which lay the basis of further study for any serious student of education.

Part II looks at multidisciplinary directions of current foundations of education scholarship.

An introductory essay by the editors and discussion questions throughout the text further highlight the selections' continued importance and application to today's most pressing educational issues.

By addressing the past, present, and future of social foundations, this volume contends skillfully with ever-shifting education policies and school demographics.