Why is the understanding of the fundamentals of American education important to today's teachers? Explore this book for answers to this fundamental question and gain an understanding of how the evolution of education impacts today's teaching and learning. Become a highly qualified teacher by connecting theory and practice, and by examining the philosophical and historical roots of education, its current structures, and the future of the field. This 5th edition invites the reader to reflect on historical issues, consider and respond to current educational issues, and become a professional, highly qualified teacher.L. Dean Webb is the author of 'Foundations of American Education (5th Edition)', published 2006 under ISBN 9780131716704 and ISBN 0131716700.