American Education: Building a Common Foundation

American Education: Building a Common Foundation

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With a focus on the future of American education--and the goals and nature of teaching in a global economy--this forward-thinking text provides teacher candidates with a comprehensive overview of the foundations of modern American schooling. The booka€™s premise is that education in the 21st century must facilitate more complex, deeper, and more varied learning that will enable students--and us--to survive and thrive in an ever-changing world. In presenting traditional topics and important educational issues--including diversity and equity, the accountability movement, effective schools, instructional best practices, and alternatives to public schools--the authors cultivate in their readers the very skills and knowledge base that they believe are critical for success in a flat world. With the overarching goal of furthering higher- order thinking, they model the principles of evidence-based practice and the critical- thinking process by examining issues and controversies in depth and presenting supporting research to validate their conclusions. Activities support the critical- thinking focus and promote self-understanding, challenging students to weigh common knowledge against real evidence and form their own conclusions. Written in an appealing, conversational style, and using examples that immediately resonate with prospective student teachers, this thought-provoking new text provides a timely and insightful perspective of American education. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.Table 13.1 Wiggins and McTighea#39;s Six Facets of Understanding Facet Meaning ( Definition) Examples Explanation Provide thorough, supported, and justifiable accounts of phenomena, facts, and data. Knowledge is not just a€œwhat, a€ but alsoanbsp;...

Title:American Education: Building a Common Foundation
Author: Leslie Kaplan, William Owings
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2010-01-06

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