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Educational Foundations

Philosophical and Historical Perspectives


Brian W. Dotts, University of Georgia


This educational foundations book offers a comprehensive overview of American education history and a variety of classical, Enlightenment, and contemporary educational philosophers. While Educational Foundations includes a history of American education, it also looks at numerous policies, constitutional law cases, events, and political, religious, and social conflicts for students to consider while learning their subject matter. The text is divided into two sections: the first is a look at a broad array of philosophical influences from the Western canon, while…

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  • Pedagogical features include chapter objectives, sidebar questions, classroom activities, and suggested films and readings to ensure students are tracking their progress and knowledge
  • Photographs and timelines are featured throughout the text to illustrate people and events within the contexts of historical change
  • The text is divided into two sections, one philosophical and one historical, so information is better streamlined for students to digest


  • Winner, 2020 Outstanding Book Award, Society of Professors of Education

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