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Educational Foundations: An Anthology of Critical Readings


reviewed by Abraham P. DeLeon 2006

coverTitle: Educational Foundations: An Anthology of Critical Readings
Author(s): Alan S. Canestrari & Bruce A. Marlowe
Publisher: Sage Publishing, Thousand Oaks
ISBN: 0761930310, Pages: 244, Year: 2004
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Teaching a course on the social foundations of education can be a daunting task.  The amount of information that one has to cover within a single semester is not the only challenge an instructor faces.  With the vast number of foundations textbooks currently in print, picking the right one can also cause any new or experienced teacher an undue amount of stress.  This is doubly true if an instructor wants one that is critical, engaging, and thought provoking for her/his students without miring them in language beyond their comprehension or being so broad that topics are only superficially covered.  Fortunately, Alan Canestrari and Bruce Marlowe have coedited Educational Foundations: An Anthology of Critical Readings, an anthology that fits all the above criteria in a thought-provoking way.   From the onset of their introduction, Canestrari and Marlowe (2004) inform us that they assembled this book because they believe that, “current textbooks written... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 108 Number 5, 2006, p. 902-905
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12180, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 7:47:52 AM

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  • Abraham DeLeon
    University of Connecticut
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    ABRAHAM P. DELEON is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut. His interests include critical theory, critical discourse analysis, social studies education, and cultural studies. He is currently working on his dissertation, Are we simulating the status quo? A critical discourse analysis of selected simulations used in social studies classrooms.
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