Best Education History & Theory Books

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1. TExES Core Subjects EC-6 (291) Book + Online (TExES Teacher Certification Test Prep)

Author: by Dr. Luis A. Rosado Ed.D.
English
528 pages
0738611980

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REA’s TExES Core Subjects EC-6 (291) Test Prep with Online Practice Tests Gets You Certified and in the Classroom! Texas teacher candidates seeking a generalist certificate for early childhood and elementary school are required to take the TExES Core Subjects EC-6 (291) test.

REA’s all-new test prep offers extensive coverage of the five subject areas assessed on the Core Subjects EC-6 exam: * English Language Arts and Reading & the Science of Teaching Reading (801)* Mathematics (802)* Social Studies (803)* Science (804)* Fine Arts, Health and Physical Education (805)The Core Subjects (291) test was launched in January 2015; it replaced the TExES Generalist (191) test.

Whether you are a traditional college student or a career-changing professional, REA’s TExES Core Subjects EC-6 (291) with Online Practice Tests is designed to help you pass the test so you can get certified and start your teaching career. Written by a team of noted teaching experts led by award-winning Texas-based author Dr. Luis Rosado, this test prep is relevant, up-to-date, and practical.


2. Science in the City: Culturally Relevant STEM Education (Race and Education)

Author: by Bryan A. Brown
English
192 pages
1682533743

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2021 Outstanding Book Award, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)Science in the City examines how language and culture matter for effective science teaching.Author Bryan A. Brown argues that, given the realities of our multilingual and multicultural society, teachers must truly understand how issues of culture intersect with the fundamental principles of learning.

This book links an exploration of contemporary research on urban science teaching to a more generative instructional approach in which students develop mastery by discussing science in culturally meaningful ways. The book starts with a trenchant analysis of the black tax, a double standard at work in science language and classrooms that forces students of color to appropriate and express their science knowledge solely in ways that accord with the dominant culture and knowledge regime.

Because we are in an interactive, multimedia world, the author also posits the necessity of applying what is known about best practices in science teaching to best practices in technology. The book then turns to instruction, illustrating how science education can flourish if it is connected to students’ backgrounds, identities, language, and culture.


3. A History of American Higher Education

Author: by John R. Thelin
English
560 pages
1421428830

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The definitive history of American higher educationnow up to date. Colleges and universities are among the most cherishedand controversialinstitutions in the United States. In this updated edition of A History of American Higher Education, John R. Thelin offers welcome perspective on the triumphs and crises of this highly influential sector in American life.

Exploring American higher education from its founding in the seventeenth century to its struggle to innovate and adapt in the first decades of the twenty-first century, Thelin demonstrates that the experience of going to college has been central to American life for generations of students and their families.

Drawing from archival research, along with the pioneering scholarship of leading historians, Thelin raises profound questions about what colleges areand what they should be. Covering issues of social class, race, gender, and ethnicity in each era and chapter, this new edition showcases a fresh concluding chapter that focuses on both the opportunities and problems American higher education has faced since 2010.


4. A Search for Common Ground: Conversations About the Toughest Questions in K–12 Education

Author: by Frederick M. Hess
English
192 pages
0807765163

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At a time of bitter national polarization, there is a critical need for leaders who can help us better communicate with one another. In A Search for Common Ground, Rick Hess and Pedro Noguera, who have often fallen on opposing sides of the ideological aisle over the past couple of decades, candidly talk through their differences on some of the toughest issues in K12 education todayfrom school choice to testing to diversity to privatization.

They offer a sharp, honest debate that digs deep into their disagreements, enabling them to find a surprising amount of common ground along the way. Written as a series of back-and-forth exchanges, this engaging book illustrates a model of responsible, civil debate between those with substantial, principled differences.

It is also a powerful meditation on where 21st-century school improvement can and should go next. Book Features: Modeling dialogue: Rick and Pedro provide a model for how to sort through complicated issues and find common ground in today’s atmosphere of distrust.


5. Organization and Administration in Higher Education

Author: by Kristina Powers
1138641200
Routledge
English

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Situating strategic planning and budgeting within the organization and administration of higher education institutions, this text provides effective and proven strategies for today’s change-oriented leaders. Bringing together distinguished administrators from two-year, four-year, public, and private colleges and universities, this volume provides both practical and effective guidance on the intricacies of the institutional structure, its functional activities, and contingency planning.

Organization and Administration in Higher Education orients future administrators to the major areas of an academic institution and will assist higher education administrators in leading their institutions to excellence. New in this Second Edition: New chapters on the impact of Title IX and social media on higher education.

Updated coverage throughout on politics, technology, budgeting, program planning, and institutional changes. New end-of-chapter discussion prompts.


6. Inquiry-Based Lessons in World History: Early Humans to Global Expansion (Vol. 1, Grades 7-10)

Author: by Jana Kirchner

Routledge
English
270 pages

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Spanning the time period from 15,000 BCE to 1500 CE, Inquiry-Based Lessons in World History (Vol. 1) focuses on creating global connections between people and places using primary sources in standards-based lessons. With sections on early humans, the ancient world, classical antiquity, and the world in transition, this book provides teachers with inquiry-based, ready-to-use lessons that can be adapted to any classroom and that encourage students to take part in the learning process by reading and thinking like historians.

Each section contains chapters that correspond to the scope and sequence of most world history textbooks. Each inquiry lesson begins with an essential question and connections to content and literacy standards, followed by primary source excerpts or links to those sources.

Lessons include step-by-step directions, incorporate a variety of literacy strategies, and require students to make a hypothesis using evidence from the texts they have read.Grades 7-10


7. The American School (Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education)

Author: by Joel Spring
Routledge
English
538 pages

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This current, comprehensive history of American education is designed to stimulate critical analysis and critical thinking by offering alternative interpretations of each historical period. In his signature straight-forward, concise style, Joel Spring provides a variety of interpretations of American schooling, from conservative to leftist, in order to spark the reader’s own critical thinking about history and schools.

This tenth edition follows the history of American education from the seventeenth century to the integration into global capitalism of the twenty-first century to the tumultuous current political landscape. In particular, the updates focus on tracing the direct religious links between the colonial Puritans and the current-day Trump administration.

Chapters 1 and 2 have been rewritten to take a closer look at religious traditions in American schools, leading up to the educational ideas of the current U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. An updated Chapter 15 further links traditional religious fundamentalist ideas and the twentieth century free market arguments of the Chicago school of economists to President Trump’s administration and the influence of the Alt-Right.


8. Inquiry-Based Lessons in World History: Global Expansion to the Post-9/11 World (Vol. 2, Grades 7-10)

Author: by Jana Kirchner
Routledge
English
270 pages

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Spanning the time period from 750 CE to the present day, Inquiry-Based Lessons in World History (Vol. 2) focuses on creating global connections between people and places using primary sources in standards-based lessons. With sections on the world in transition, the era of revolutions, imperialism and global war, and the modern world, this book provides teachers with inquiry-based, ready-to-use lessons that can be adapted to any classroom and that encourage students to take part in the learning process by reading and thinking like historians.

Each section contains chapters that correspond to the scope and sequence of most world history textbooks. Each inquiry lesson begins with an essential question and connections to content and literacy standards, followed by primary source excerpts or links to those sources.

Lessons include step-by-step directions, incorporate a variety of literacy strategies, and require students to make a hypothesis using evidence from the texts they have read.Grades 7-10


9. Education of Blacks in the South, 1860-1935

Author: by James D Anderson
0807842214
English
381 pages

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James Anderson critically reinterprets the history of southern black education from Reconstruction to the Great Depression. By placing black schooling within a political, cultural, and economic context, he offers fresh insights into black commitment to education, the peculiar significance of Tuskegee Institute, and the conflicting goals of various philanthropic groups, among other matters.

Initially, ex-slaves attempted to create an educational system that would support and extend their emancipation, but their children were pushed into a system of industrial education that presupposed black political and economic subordination. This conception of education and social order-supported by northern industrial philanthropists, some black educators, and most southern school officials-conflicted with the aspirations of ex-slaves and their descendants, resulting at the turn of the century in a bitter national debate over the purposes of black education.

Because blacks lacked economic and political power, white elites were able to control the structure and content of black elementary, secondary, normal, and college education during the first third of the twentieth century. Nonetheless, blacks persisted in their struggle to develop an educational system in accordance with their own needs and desires.

10. Teaching to Change the World

Author: by Jeannie Oakes
1138569364
Routledge
English

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Teaching to Change the World is an up-to-the-moment, engaging, social justice-oriented introduction to education and teaching, and the challenges and opportunities they present. Both foundational and practical, the chapters are organized around conventional topics but in a way that consistently integrates a coherent story that explains why schools are as they are.

Taking the position that a hopeful, democratic future depends on ensuring that all students learn, the text pays particular attention to inequalities associated with race, social class, language, gender, and other social categories and explores teachers’ role in addressing them.

This thoroughly revised fifth edition remains a vital introduction to the profession for a new generation of teachers who seek to become purposeful, knowledgeable practitioners in our ever-changing educational landscapefor those teachers who see the potential for education to change the world.

Features and Updates of the New Edition: Fully updated Chapter 1, “The U.S. Schooling Dilemma,” reflects our current state of education after the 2016 U.S. Presidential election. First-person observations from teachers, including first-year teachers, continue to offer vivid, authentic pictures of what teaching to change the world means and involves.

11. Deculturalization and the Struggle for Equality: A Brief History of the Education of Dominated Cultures in the United States (Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education)

Author: by Joel Spring
Routledge
English
192 pages

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Joel Spring’s history of school polices imposed on dominated groups in the United States examines the concept of deculturalizationthe use of schools to strip away family languages and cultures and replace them with those of the dominant group. The focus is on the education of dominated groups forced to become citizens in territories conquered by the U.S., including Native Americans, Enslaved Africans, Chinese, Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, and Hawaiians.

In 7 concise, thought-provoking chapters, this analysis and documentation of how education is used to change or eliminate linguistic and cultural traditions in the U.S. Looks at the educational, legal, and social construction of race and racism in the United States, emphasizing the various meanings of “equality” that have existed from colonial America to the present.

Providing a broader perspective for understanding the denial of cultural and linguistic rights in the United States, issues of language, culture, and deculturalization are placed in a global context. The major change in the 8th Edition is a new chapter, “Global Corporate Culture and Separate But Equal,” describing how current efforts at deculturalization involve replacing family and personal cultures with a corporate culture to increase worker efficiency.

12. The Seed of Yggdrasill

Author: by Maria Kvilhaug
English
812 pages
1989033423

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The most comprehensive guide to Norse literature, historical folk lore and more. Kvilhaug peels back the layers of the Eddas, Poems and Sagas to reveal hidden truths within Maria’s background in research and archaeology is visible throughout with full illustrations, timelines and beautiful translations of passages providing the key to unlocking and deciphering the hidden wisdom within.

Her exploration of modern interpretations, past parables, and related cultural mythos provides a deeper layer into the mysteries of Old Norse practices.

13. American Education (Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education)

Author: by Joel Spring
Routledge
English

‎ 332 pages

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Featuring current information and challenging perspectives on the latest issues and forces shaping the American educational systemwith scholarship that is often cited as a primary sourceJoel Spring introduces readers to the historical, political, social, and legal foundations of education and to the profession of teaching in the United States.

In his signature straightforward, concise approach to describing complex issues, he illuminates events and topics that are often overlooked or whitewashed, giving students the opportunity to engage in critical thinking about education. Students come away informed on the latest topics, issues, and data and with a strong knowledge of the forces shaping the American educational system.

Thoroughly updated throughout, the new edition of this clear, authoritative text remains fresh and up-to-date, reflecting the many changes in education that have occurred since the publication of the previous edition. Topics and issues addressed and analyzed include: The decline of the Common Core State Standards, particularly as result of a Republican-controlled administration currently in place Increasing emphasis on for-profit education, vouchers, charter schools, and free-market competition between schools, expected to surge with the appointment of the new U.S.

14. American Education: A History

Author: by Wayne J. Urban
Routledge
English
400 pages

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American Education: A History, Sixth Edition is a comprehensive, highly regarded history of American education from precolonial times to the present. Chronologically organized, it provides an objective overview of each major period in the development of American education, setting the discussion against the broader backdrop of national and world events.

In addition to its in-depth exploration of Native American traditions (including education) prior to colonization, it also offers strong, ongoing coverage of minorities and women. This much-anticipated sixth edition brings heightened attention to the history of education of individuals with disabilities, of classroom pedagogy and technology, of teachers and teacher leaders, and of educational developments and controversies of the twenty-first century.

15. The White Architects of Black Education: Ideology and Power in America, 1865–1954 (The Teaching for Social Justice Series)

Author: by William H. Watkins
Teachers College Press
English
208 pages

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A historical investigation into the political and ideological foundations of the “miseducation of the Negro” in America, this timely and provocative volume explores the men and ideas that helped shape educational and societal apartheid from the Civil War to the new millennium.

It is a study of how big corporate power uses private wealth to legislate, shape unequal race relations, broker ideas, and define “acceptable” social change. Drawing on little-known biographies of White power brokers who shaped Black education, William Watkins explains the structuring of segregated education that has plagued the United States for much of the 20th century.

With broad and interdisciplinary appeal, this book is written in a language accessible to lay people and scholars alike.