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Exploring Education: An Introduction to the Foundations of Education (3rd Edition)

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Based upon the belief that a “foundations perspective” is a valuable tool in helping to improve schools, this book offers an alternative to traditional foundational texts by combining a point-of-view analysis with primary source readings. Pre-service and practicing teachers will find a solid introduction to the foundations disciplines – history, philosophy, politics, and s ...more
Paperback, 576 pages
Published September 24th 2005 by Allyn & Bacon (first published January 31st 1994)
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May 31, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Admittedly, I knew very little about educational reform in America's history before reading this text. I was vaguely familiar with recent movements, but their political, social, philosophical, and historical implications were beyond me. This book helped me sort out the complexities of educational reform and provided a nice summary of the foundations of education. However, I did feel its extreme liberal bent just a bit too much and was turned off to some of the commentary as a result.
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