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A History of the Western Educational Experience

A History of the Western Educational Experience Author Gerald L. Gutek
ISBN-10 9781478630104
Release 1994-12-14
Pages 558
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This comprehensive volume examines the impact on education of such momentous world events as the ascendancy of neo-Conservatism, the collapse of the Soviet system, the end of the Cold War, the reunification of Germany, and the resurgence of ethnonationalism. It creates an historical perspective by identifying and analyzing the significant formative ideas and institutions that have shaped the Western educational heritage.

An Historical Introduction to American Education

An Historical Introduction to American Education Author Gerald L. Gutek
ISBN-10 9781478608899
Release 2012-09-18
Pages 426
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Guteks classic volume on the history of American education has been thoroughly revised and updated to provide a twenty-first-century perspective on the development of American educational institutions. Like earlier editions, the well-researched Third Edition employs a topical approach to examine the evolution of key institutions like the common school and the high school, as well as significant movements like progressive education, racial desegregation, and multiculturalism. Primary source readings enhance and reinforce chapter content and feature new writings from Benjamin Rush, Horace Mann, Maria Montessori, W. E. B. Du Bois, John Dewey, and Jane Addams. Two new chapters add depth to this comprehensive, richly illustrated work. Immigration, Multiculturalism, and Education examines the response of public schools to the education of immigrant children in the context of Americas industrialization and urbanization. This compelling addition also looks at the changing demographics of immigration and discusses the experiences and contributions of Hispanic Americans and Asian Americans. Progressive Education and John Dewey explores the origins of progressive education, the philosophies of John Dewey and other leading progressive educators, and this movements ongoing influence in American classrooms. The Third Editions topical organization lends itself to multiple uses in the classroom. Each chapter provides the historical foundation for the study of a contemporary topic in education, including the organization and structure of schools, the philosophy of education, early childhood education, curriculum and instruction, multicultural and bilingual education, and educational policy.

American Education in a Global Society

American Education in a Global Society Author Gerald Lee Gutek
ISBN-10 0881339296
Release 1997-11-01
Pages 276
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Placing American education in a worldwide context! This work is based on the premise that we live in two realities: the reality of a nation-state and the reality of a global society inhabiting a common planet. The author contends that the tensions between these two realities play a significant role in shaping educational policy in the United States and other nations. By placing American education in a worldwide context, Gutek can explore the changing perspectives in international education, how Americans view their international role historically, and the challenges faced by developed and developing nations. He also features a section on how different nationsthe United Kingdom, Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States, Mexico, Japan, China, and Nigeriaeducate students for their own distinct version of national identity and citizenship.

The End of College

The End of College Author Kevin Carey
ISBN-10 9781101634592
Release 2015-03-03
Pages 288
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From a renowned education writer comes a paradigm-shifting examination of the rapidly changing world of college that every parent, student, educator, and investor needs to understand. Over the span of just nine months in 2011 and 2012, the world’s most famous universities and high-powered technology entrepreneurs began a race to revolutionize higher education. College courses that had been kept for centuries from all but an elite few were released to millions of students throughout the world—for free. Exploding college prices and a flagging global economy, combined with the derring-do of a few intrepid innovators, have created a dynamic climate for a total rethinking of an industry that has remained virtually unchanged for a hundred years. In The End of College, Kevin Carey, an education researcher and writer, draws on years of in-depth reporting and cutting-edge research to paint a vivid and surprising portrait of the future of education. Carey explains how two trends—the skyrocketing cost of college and the revolution in information technology—are converging in ways that will radically alter the college experience, upend the traditional meritocracy, and emancipate hundreds of millions of people around the world. Insightful, innovative, and accessible, The End of College is a must-read, and an important contribution to the developing conversation about education in this country.

Non Western Educational Traditions

Non Western Educational Traditions Author Timothy G. Reagan
ISBN-10 9781135615666
Release 2004-09-22
Pages 280
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This text provides a brief yet comprehensive overview of a number of non-Western approaches to educational thought and practice. Its premise is that understanding the ways that other people educate their children--as well as what counts for them as "education"--may help us think more clearly about some of our own assumptions and values, and to become more open to alternative viewpoints about important educational matters. The value of this informative, mind-opening text for preservice and in-service teacher education courses is enhanced by "Questions for Discussion and Reflection" and "Recommended Further Readings" included in each chapter. New in the Third Edition: *Chapter 2, "Conceptualizing Culture:" 'I, We, and The Other,' is new to this edition. It is a response to feedback about the problems inherent in our general discourse about "culture," and in addition provides an example of a culture that is near to us but nevertheless alien-the culture of the Deaf-World. *Chapter 9-which deals with Islam and traditional Muslim education-has been substantially revised. *The subtitle of the Third Edition has been changed to Indigenous Approaches to Educational Thought and Practice, reflecting not so much a change in the emphases found in the book, but rather, a recognition of the growing scholarly interest in indigenous peoples, their languages, cultures, and histories. *Various points throughout the text have been expanded and clarified, and chapters have been updated as needed.

A Legacy of Learning

A Legacy of Learning Author Edward J. Power
ISBN-10 0791406105
Release 1991
Pages 400
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A Legacy of Learning examines the principal periods in the history of European and American education, beginning in ancient Greece and ending in twentieth-century America. It is a superior textbook for courses in the history of western education, tightly organized to cover the territory while developing a strong central theme addressing the continuities of western educational experience. Special attention is given to philosophies of knowledge, the content of instruction, cultural evolution, and educational policy. The history of education can be construed so broadly as to be unmanageable. Power's thoughtful organization and clear story-telling prose delineates and brings to life the watershed epochs in educational history.

The Montessori Method

The Montessori Method Author Gerald Lee Gutek
ISBN-10 9781417503490
Release 2004-04-05
Pages 312
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The Montessori Method: The Origins of an Educational Innovation: Including an Abridged and Annotated Edition of Maria Montessori's The Montessori Method creates the context in which Maria Montessori developed her philosophy of early childhood education. It examines how a determined young woman overcame the obstacles that blocked the educational and career opportunities in Italy during the late Victorian age. Following Montessori, who was the first woman to earn a medical degree from the University of Rome, the biographical introduction takes her story to the establishment of the first Montessori school: the Casa dei Bambini in the slums of Rome. It then analyzes the sources and influences that shaped the creation of the Montessori philosophy of education. Special attention is given to The Montessori Method as the book that introduced this educational innovation to an American audience. The book is divided into four parts: (1) a biography of Maria Montessori: (2) an introductory commentary on the Montessori Method of Education: (3) an abridged and annotated edition of Maria Montessori's The Montessori Method (1912): (4) related documents.

Teaching Redemptively

Teaching Redemptively Author Donovan L. Graham
ISBN-10 1583310584
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 291
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Publisher's description. As God's image bearers, Christian teachers are called to reflect the character of our creative, redemptive God and to live according to His truth. This book encourages and challenges Christian teachers in any setting, public or private, secular or Christian, to teach redemptively--to employ biblical principles in all aspects of the educational process.

Pestalozzi and education

Pestalozzi and education Author Gerald Lee Gutek
ISBN-10 1577660919
Release 1999-11
Pages 178
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Pestalozzi and education has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Pestalozzi and education also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Pestalozzi and education book for free.

Second Language Educational Experiences for Adult Learners

Second Language Educational Experiences for Adult Learners Author John M. Norris
ISBN-10 9781351863155
Release 2017-07-14
Pages 318
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Second Language Educational Experiences for Adult Learners provides an up-to-date review of the theory and practice of adult second language education. The primary objective is to introduce core ideas that should inform the design, development, and delivery of language learning experiences that take the typical forms of materials, courses, teaching, and assessment. Divided into three sections, the book first addresses what we know about adult second language acquisition and how individuals may acquire languages differently from each other. In the second section, key educational design elements—from pedagogical methods to curriculum to assessment—are then introduced from the perspective of research-based understandings about effective practices. Rounding out the volume is an overview of critical issues for language educational innovation, including supporting teachers, localizing materials and instruction, evaluating and improving education, and working with technology. Each chapter concludes with a set of recommended “design principles” that should guide readers toward high-quality, valuable, and empirically supported language educational experiences. This volume will be of interest to researchers and students investigating instructed language learning, designers creating useful language learning materials, and language teaching innovators seeking to improve outcomes in diverse instructional settings around the world.

A Social History of Educational Studies and Research

A Social History of Educational Studies and Research Author Gary McCulloch
ISBN-10 9781317483878
Release 2017-07-20
Pages 200
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A Social History of Educational Studies and Research examines the development of the study of education in the UK in its broader educational, social and political context since its early beginnings in the first part of the twentieth century. By providing a historical analysis of the contested growth of the field this book examines the significant contribution that has been made by institutions of higher education, journals, text books, conferences, centres, and academic societies. It discusses the problems and opportunities of the field, and its prospects for survival and adaptation to current changes in the decades ahead. The work draws on documentary sources, social network analysis, and interviews with leading figures from across the field. This book highlights international influences on the development of educational studies and research in the UK, its role in the growing internationalisation of the field as a whole, and also comparisons and contrasts with the nature of the field elsewhere. It relates the development to the wider social, political and economic changes affecting higher education in general and educational studies and research in particular. It addresses the historical development of disciplines in higher education institutions and the nature, extent and limitations of interdisciplinarity. A Social History of Educational Studies and Research discuss the problems and opportunities facing the study of education today, and its prospects of adapting to changes in the decades ahead. It is a distinctive and original analysis of educational studies and research that provides the first comprehensive study of its type.

Bill Cook s Strategic Planning for America s Schools

Bill Cook s Strategic Planning for America s Schools Author William J. Cook
ISBN-10 0876521324
Release 1988
Pages 189
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Leadership that plans strategically can initiate the changes most likely to improve public education. The first section of this book is an introduction focusing on the need for leadership and a statement of philosophy on educational change. The next section discusses the four kinds of change affecting public education: (1) the upheaval in the demographics of this country; (2) implications of the transition in the economic base of the United States; (3) the transformation of mainstream values; and (4) competition in the free market worldwide. The third section defines strategic planning as the total concentration of the organization's resources on mutually predetermined measurable outcomes. In the fourth section the stretegic planning discipline model is described. Lastly, an analysis of the methods and the sequence of planning activities is provided. Appended is a list of roles people play, a cost-benefit analysis guide, a job performance standards chart, and an author profile. (SI)

Cultures Merging A Historical and Economic Critique of Culture

Cultures Merging  A Historical and Economic Critique of Culture Author Eric L. Jones
ISBN-10 0691117373
Release 2009-01-10
Pages 328
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"Economists agree about many things--contrary to popular opinion--but the majority agree about culture only in the sense that they no longer give it much thought." So begins the first chapter of Cultures Merging, in which Eric Jones--one of the world's leading economic historians--takes an eloquent, pointed, and personal look at the question of whether culture determines economics or is instead determined by it. Bringing immense learning and originality to the issue of cultural change over the long-term course of global economic history, Jones questions cultural explanations of much social behavior in Europe, East Asia, the United States, Australia, and the Middle East. He also examines contemporary globalization, arguing that while centuries of economic competition have resulted in the merging of cultures into fewer and larger units, these changes have led to exciting new syntheses. Culture matters to economic outcomes, Jones argues, but cultures in turn never stop responding to market forces, even if some elements of culture stubbornly persist beyond the time when they can be explained by current economic pressures. In the longer run, however, cultures show a fluidity that will astonish some cultural determinists. Jones concludes that culture's "ghostly transit through history" is much less powerful than noneconomists often claim, yet it has a greater influence than economists usually admit. The product of a lifetime of reading and thinking on culture and economics, a work of history and an analysis of the contemporary world, Cultures Merging will be essential reading for anyone concerned about the interaction of cultures and markets around the world.

A History of Western Educational Ideas

A History of Western Educational Ideas Author Denis Lawton
ISBN-10 0713040416
Release 2002
Pages 249
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This work traces the development of Western educational ideas from the Greek society of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, to the ideas and ideologies behind some of the controversial issues in education today. The authors avoid the traditional "great thinkers" approach, and instead try to relate educational ideas to the political, social and economic development of the times, covering Greece and Rome, early Christianity, the Renaissance, the religious conflicts of the 15th and 16th centuries, the Enlightenment in the 18th century, and Romanticism, as well as more familiar political issues in the 19th and 20th centuries. The book concludes with a brief discussion of the problem of values and education in the 21st century. The authors reject extreme versions of postmodernist thinking, and reassert the view that values and an expression of priorities within value systems are an essential aspect of educational planning at any time.

The Montessori Method

The Montessori Method Author Maria Montessori
ISBN-10 0742519120
Release 2004-01-01
Pages 295
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Provides information on the life and work of Maria Montessori along with an abridged and annotated edition of "The Montessori Method."

Philosophical and Ideological Voices in Education

Philosophical and Ideological Voices in Education Author Gerald Lee Gutek
ISBN-10 0205360181
Release 2004
Pages 337
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"Philosophical and Ideological Voices in Education" contains clearly-written analyses of the major philosophies, ideologies, and theories of education and includes a primary source selection representative of each topic treated in the book. In this text, significant recent events, movements, and situations (such as the terrorist attacks on 9-11 and the rise of ethnonationalism) demonstrate the relevance of philosophy and ideology to current situations. The book is divided into three major parts: (1) philosophies of education; (2) ideologies of education: (3) theories of education. Each chapter examines the nature, principles, and applications of each philosophy, ideology and theory to education, schooling, and curriculum and instruction. Features: Each chapter begins with clear, easy-to-follow definitions of the philosophy, ideology, or theory to aid the student in establishing a basic vocabulary at the beginning of the unit. Provides numerous examples and cases related to education, schooling, curriculum and instruction. The text builds connections between philosophy, ideology, and theory in chapters 1, 9, and 15 and creates a theoretical scaffolding, grid, or map that places ideas in perspective. A primary source selection in each chapter provides a range of viewpoints that create a perspective from classical ideas to postmodern theories with Focusing Questions for each primary source selection to guide students through the selection. Discussion Questions and Research and Inquiry Topics in each chapter contribute to further thinking, discussion about, debate, and inquiry about each topic. Suggested web sites dealing with philosophy, ideology, and theory enable students to find additional viewpoints through the worldwide web. Related titles: Philosophical and Ideological Perspectives on Education, 2/e Gerald L. Gutek Order No. 0-205-26106-X Education and Schooling in America, 3/e Gerald L. Gutek Order No. 0-205-13203-0

Curriculum Studies as an International Conversation

Curriculum Studies as an International Conversation Author Daniel F. Johnson-Mardones
ISBN-10 9781351254045
Release 2018-04-09
Pages 134
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Examining Curriculum Studies from an international perspective, this book focuses on the relations between the Anglo-Saxon and Latin American educational traditions. Informed by William F. Pinar’s conceptualization of curriculum as currere, Johnson-Mardones reconsiders curriculum as an international conversation and advances an intercultural dialogue among educational traditions to put forth a more comprehensive and inclusive theory of curriculum. Moving beyond the Anglo-Saxon space and into the Global South, Johnson-Mardones brings in his own non-Western educational experience to the center of this inquiry, and situates cosmopolitanism as a necessary but complex component of Curriculum Studies.