The American Teacher
Foundations of Education
Routledge – 2008 – 342 pages
The American Teacher is a comprehensive education foundations text with an emphasis on the historical continuity of educational issues and their practical application in the classroom. Aspiring teachers enter the classrooms with an innate optimism, and the challenge of The American Teacher is to engage them and to provide meaningful direction to channel their idealism. By reconnecting individuals with their society, community, and workplace, this engaging text provides education students with a grounding in their profession and an understanding of how important social and political issues affect educational practice.
@contents:SECTION 1: THE AMERICAN TEACHER
1. THE AMERICAN TEACHER
SECTION 2: TEACHING IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
2. PHILOSOPHY AND EDUCATION
3. MULTICULTURAL CLASSROOM
4. JUST OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM
SECTION 3: OUR EDUCATIONAL HERITAGE
5. CLASSICAL AND GLOBAL ROOTS OF EDUCATION
6. AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY
7. AMERICA’S DIVERSE SOCIETY
SECTION 4: RESHAPING OUR WORLD THROUGH TEACHING
8. SCHOOL CURRICULUM
9. INSTRUCTION AND DISCIPLINE
SECTION 5: THE NOBLE PROFESSION
10. ORGANIZATION AND FUNDING OF SCHOOLS
11. RIGHTS, RESPONSIBILITY AND THE LAW
12. THE NOBLE PROFESSION
Donald H. Parkerson is Distinguished Professor of Teaching and Professor of History at East Carolina University.
Jo Ann Parkerson is Professor Emeritus of Education at Methodist University.