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Innovative college textbook makes issues in education relevant to students.

American EducationDr. Bill Owings & Dr. Leslie KaplanLeslie S. Kaplan, Ed.D. '78, has recently co-authored and published with her husband, Dr. Bill Ownings, a new textbook, American Education: Building a Common Foundation (Wadsworth/Cengage, 2011).  Intended for college students who plan to become educators, this innovative textbook integrates the traditional educational foundations content with contemporary educational issues in a way that makes it highly relevant to readers.  Dr. Kaplan, now a retired school administrator from Newport News Public Schools, is currently a full-time education writer and researcher.  She and Dr. Owings, Professor of Educational Leadership at Old Dominion University, have also published "American Public School Finance" (Wadsworth/Thomson, 2006) as well as other books, monographs, and dozens of scholarly articles in refereed professional journals. Kaplan and Owings are also co-editors of the Journal for Effective Schools.

American Education can be viewed on-line.