A HISTORY OF THE WESTERN EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE

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A History Of The Western Educational Experience

Author : Gerald L. Gutek
ISBN : 9781478630104
Genre : Education
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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.
Category: Education

An Historical Introduction To American Education

Author : Gerald L. Gutek
ISBN : 9781478608899
Genre : Education
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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.
Category: Education

The End Of College

Author : Kevin Carey
ISBN : 9781101634592
Genre : Education
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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.
Category: Education

Non Western Educational Traditions

Author : Timothy G. Reagan
ISBN : 9781135615666
Genre : Education
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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.
Category: Education

Line In The Sand

Author : Rachel St. John
ISBN : 1400838630
Genre : History
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Line in the Sand details the dramatic transformation of the western U.S.-Mexico border from its creation at the end of the Mexican-American War in 1848 to the emergence of the modern boundary line in the first decades of the twentieth century. In this sweeping narrative, Rachel St. John explores how this boundary changed from a mere line on a map to a clearly marked and heavily regulated divide between the United States and Mexico. Focusing on the desert border to the west of the Rio Grande, this book explains the origins of the modern border and places the line at the center of a transnational history of expanding capitalism and state power in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Moving across local, regional, and national scales, St. John shows how government officials, Native American raiders, ranchers, railroad builders, miners, investors, immigrants, and smugglers contributed to the rise of state power on the border and developed strategies to navigate the increasingly regulated landscape. Over the border's history, the U.S. and Mexican states gradually developed an expanding array of official laws, ad hoc arrangements, government agents, and physical barriers that did not close the line, but made it a flexible barrier that restricted the movement of some people, goods, and animals without impeding others. By the 1930s, their efforts had created the foundations of the modern border control apparatus. Drawing on extensive research in U.S. and Mexican archives, Line in the Sand weaves together a transnational history of how an undistinguished strip of land became the significant and symbolic space of state power and national definition that we know today.
Category: History

A Legacy Of Learning

Author : Edward J. Power
ISBN : 0791406105
Genre : Education
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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.
Category: Education

American Education In A Global Society

Author : Gerald Lee Gutek
ISBN : 0881339296
Genre : Education
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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.
Category: Education

Classical Thought

Author : Terence Irwin
ISBN : 9780192891778
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This clear and accessible introduction to classical thought spans over a thousand years, from Homer to St Augustine. The Presocratics, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Stoics, Epicureans, and Neoplatonists are all covered, as well as other important thinkers such as Greek tragedians, historians, medical writers, and early Christian thinkers. The book embraces a broad range of themes, including ethics, the theory of knowledge, philosophy of mind, and philosophicaltheology.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Teaching Redemptively

Author : Donovan L. Graham
ISBN : 1583310584
Genre : Religion
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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.
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The Montessori Method

Author : Maria Montessori
ISBN : 0742519120
Genre : Education
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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."
Category: Education