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Advanced Educational Foundations for Teachers: The History, Philosophy, and Culture of Schooling


reviewed by Jim Vandergriff — 2005

coverTitle: Advanced Educational Foundations for Teachers: The History, Philosophy, and Culture of Schooling
Author(s): Donald K. Sharpes
Publisher: Routledge/Falmer, New York
ISBN: 0815338619, Pages: 522, Year: 2002
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I wish my responses to this book were not so negative. In fact, as I initially browsed the Table of Contents, my responses were very positive. I particularly liked that chapters 2 through 7 covered the history of education prior to the colonizing of the Americas . Most of the foundations texts I know seriously slight everything prior to Comenius. I also liked that chapters 9 through 12 focused on the history of minority education, something else that is generally slighted. However, I hit my first stumbling block on page xi where a line reads, in part, “develops secret a brotherhood.” Such typographical errors trouble me because they suggest poor editing, and they distract from the content. However, we all miss one now and again, so I continued on. I noticed another one on page 21 – “from dating back to,” then on page 25 comes “protect their stored harvests by pillage from invading peoples.” (That last one took me awhile to... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 107 Number 2, 2005, p. 322-324
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11379, Date Accessed: 10/22/2017 2:15:26 AM

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