The History and Social Foundations of American Education

Paperback | January 5, 2012

byJohn D. Pulliam, James J. Van Patten

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The only guide on the history of American education you will need to read, The History and Social Foundations of Education, Tenth Edition, serves as a quick reference to the most important persons, dates, events, and movements that shaped the nation's system of education. Concise and clearly-written, this popular text provides a comprehensive historical treatment of education in the United States from Colonial times to the present day. The significant background behind the growth and evolution of education in our society is presented, including key influential movements in educational history and prominent leaders. The expert authors’ excellent coverage of recent events and issues, the influence of legal and legislative actions and reform reports, and issues in modern American education, globalization, current events, and trends are keenly presented in an accessible manner. 

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The only guide on the history of American education you will need to read, The History and Social Foundations of Education, Tenth Edition, serves as a quick reference to the most important persons, dates, events, and movements that shaped the nation's system of education. Concise and clearly-written, this popular text provides a compre...

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The preeminent guide on American education, this user-friendly reference details the most important persons, dates, events, and movements that shaped the nation's system of education, from its roots in European tradition, through the colonial period, to the challenges of the twenty-first century.     With a simple and logical org...

John D. Pulliam received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois and later served as a public school teacher and principal. In higher education, he was assistant professor at the University of Texas in Austin, Professor and Department Chair at the University of Oklahoma, Dean of the College of Education at the University of Arkansas...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 9.1 × 7.3 × 1 inPublished:January 5, 2012Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0132626136

ISBN - 13:9780132626132

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1     I ntroduction: Applying History to Education Today

Chapter 2      S haping the Schools: Philosophical and Psychological Foundations

Chapter 3      American Education: Our European Heritage and the Colonial Influence

Chapter 4      A merican Education: The American Revolution 

Chapter 5      American Education: 1812–1865 

Chapter 6      American Education: 1865–1918 

Chapter 7      Development of Modern American Education After 1918

Chapter 8      American Education: 1960–2000 

Chapter 9      Educational Reform After 1980: The Search for Excellence

Chapter 10    I ssues in Modern American Education

Chapter 11    Globalization, Trends, and Gaining Perspective

General Annotated Bibliography

Index