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Book details history of American education

Educational Foundations: Philosophical and Historical Perspectives offers a comprehensive overview of American education history and a variety of classical, Enlightenment and contemporary educational philosophers.

The book is written by Brian W. Dotts, who is an associate professor of educational theory and practice at UGA’s College of Education.

The text is divided into two sections: the first is a look at a broad array of philosophical influences from the Western canon, while the second is an exploration of the history of American education, focusing on a few specific eras.

With strong and helpful pedagogical features and resources, such as class activities, suggested files, chapter objectives and sidebar questions, this textbook is an excellent resource for students. It is useful for undergraduate and graduate courses in educational foundations.