This popular book provides future teachers a solid foundation in the history of American education, from its roots in European tradition, through the colonial period, to the challenges of the twenty-first century. The authors again organize material simply and logically, and present it in the readable, accessible format readers appreciate. Here are all of the important people, places, dates, events, and movements; along with a capsule presentation of the underlying principles of educational practice and straightforward, nonjudgmental coverage of all of the current controversies within our educational system.
This text provides an overview of the history of American education and serves as a quick reference to the most important persons, dates, events, and movements that shaped the nation's system of education. The basic concepts and theories that underlie educational practice are presented in compact form. Comprehensive coverage is presented in the same readable format of earlier editions. Quotes from leading authors of the period introduce each chapter.