Innovative college textbook makes issues in education relevant to students.
Leslie 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.