For undergraduate and graduate courses in History of Education or Social Foundations. In an attempt to expand upon traditional course frameworks, this new text examines American education using a two-fold approachchronological and conceptual. The four text units comprise a journey from earliest Native American informal instruction to today's multimedia classrooms. Chapter titles reflect this chronological approach, while content within chapters presents material thematically, addressing the education of social groups as it evolved within each time period. With this text then, instructors may take either tackchronological or conceptualwithout sacrificing any relevant material. Emphasis throughout is on the social history of educationkindergarten through secondarywith particular attention paid to race, sex, ethnicity, social class, language, and special needs.Altenbaugh, Richard J. is the author of 'American People and Their Education A Social History', published 2002 under ISBN 9780135253793 and ISBN 0135253799.