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Educational Foundations

Educational Foundations
An Anthology of Critical Readings

Third Edition
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Foundations of Education

November 2012 | 343 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Why Teach? Who Are Today's Students? What Makes a Good Teacher?

Educational Foundations answers these questions, and more, providing an exciting alternative to other foundations textbooks. This anthology is aimed at students about to enter the teaching profession, those new to the profession and anyone interested in carefully examining and improving schools and schooling.

In this Third Edition, the editors add new essays by classic and contemporary policy shapers and teachers. The readings are bold and refreshing, and their authors eschew unquestioning compliance. By taking a hard look at traditional educational practice, the contributors to this anthology serve as models for the kind of reflective practitioners that its editors hope that students will become while in the field.

About the Editors
About the Contributors
Part I. Why Teach?
Jonathan Kozol
1. Letters to a Young Teacher
John Taylor Gatto
2. The Green Monongahela
Herbert Kohl
3. Why Teach?
Part II. Who Are Today's Students?
Lisa Delpit
4. What Should Teachers Do? Ebonics and Culturally Responsive Instruction
Sonia Nieto
5. Racism, Discrimination, and Expectations of Students' Achievement
Bruce A. Marlowe and Marilyn Page
6. Inclusion: Rejecting Instruction That Disables
Corrine Plaza Munoz, Sandra C. Quinn, and Kathleen A. Rounds
7. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Students: Percieved Social Support in the High School Environment
Part III. What Makes a Good Teacher?
Paulo Freire
8. The Banking Concept of Education
Susan Ohanian
9. On Stir-and-Serve Recipes for Teaching
Robert DiGiulio
10. Psst... It Ain't About the Tests: It's Still About Great Teaching
Part IV. What Do Good Schools Look Like?
A.S. Neill
11. The Idea of Summerhill
Deborah Meier
12. Success in East Harlem: How One Group of Teachers Built a School That Works
Kelly Donnell
13. Beyond the Deficit Paradigm: An Ecological Orientation to Thriving Urban Schools
Part V. How Should We Assess Teaching and Learning?
Thomas Newkirk
14. A Mania For Rubrics
Alfie Kohn
15. Grading: The Issue is Not How But Why?
William Johnson
16. Confessions of a 'Bad' Teacher
Diane Ravitch
17. How, and How Not, to Improve the Schools
Part VI. How Does One Develop a Critical Voice?
Henry Giroux
18. Teachers as Transformative Intellectuals
Alan S. Canestrari and Bruce A. Marlowe
19. Resistance and Courage: A Conversation With Deborah Meier
Alan S. Canestrari and Bruce A. Marlowe
20. From Silence to Dissent: Fostering Critical Voice in Teachers
Part VII. How Do We Move Foward?
Alfie Kohn
21. Poor Teaching for Poor Children... In the Name of Reform
Darlene Witte-Townsend
22. Necessary Muddles
Louis Weiner
23. Teacher Unionism Reborn
Ann Gibson Winfield
Epilogue. The Quest: Achieving Ideological Escape Velocity - Becoming an Activist Teacher

I used this for both my IUL 101 and my research classes as this text allowed my students to critically think about various issues in education.

Dr Rinyka Allison
Early Childhood Education Dept, Norfolk State University
April 25, 2014

Outstanding readings for aspiring teachers and compliments the textbook. We are using the readings for student presentations in class.

Dr John Chavez
Department of Education and Human Development, University of Texas at San Antonio
March 4, 2013

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Alan S. Canestrari

Alan CanestrariAlan S. Canestrari, Ed.D, Boston University, a veteran social studies practitioner and Professor of Education at Roger Williams University, is co-editor (with Bruce Marlowe) of Educational Foundations: An Anthology of Critical Readings (Sage) and Educational Psychology in Context: Readings for Future Teachers (Sage). Educational Foundations was awarded the 2005 American Educational Studies Association Critics Choice Award. Canestrari had a long career in public schools and universities as a history teacher, department chair, adjunct professor at Rhode Island College, and mentor in the Brown University Masters of Teaching... More About Author

Bruce Alan Marlowe

Bruce A. MarloweBruce A. Marlowe earned his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. where he also completed two years of postdoctoral training in neuropsychological assessment. He is the co-author (with Marilyn Page) of Creating and Sustaining the Constructivist Classroom (Corwin Press) and of a 6- part video series entitled, Creating the Constructivist Classroom (The Video of Journal Education). He is also the co-editor (with Alan Canestrari) of Educational Psychology in Context: Readings for Future Teachers. He has taught at the elementary, secondary and University levels and is... More About Author

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