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The fourth edition of Teachers, Schools, and Society: A Brief Introduction to Education encourages instructional creativity while providing practical teaching ideas for both new and experienced instructors. The authors’ lively writing style captures the joys and challenges of teaching. The text stresses the importance of fairness and justice in school and society, focuses on today’s crucial topics, and integrates today’s challenges to the nation’s schools. The fourth edition is now available online with Connect, McGraw-Hill Education’s integrated assignment and assessment platform, which includes SmartBook, the first and only adaptive reading experience designed to change the way students read and learn.
Connect is the only integrated learning system that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it,and how they need it, so that your class time is more engaging and effective. It provides tools that make assessment easier, learning more engaging, and studying more efficient. For instance, Connect contains SmartBook, the first and only adaptive reading experience available for the higher education market. Powered by the intelligent and adaptive LearnSmart engine, SmartBook facilitates the reading process by identifying what content a student knows and doesn’t know. As a student reads Teachers, Schools, and Society: A Brief Introduction to Education, the material continuously adapts to ensure that he or she is focused on the content most crucial to closing specific knowledge gaps.
Table of Contents
PART 1: TEACHERS AND STUDENTS
Chapter 1 The Teaching Profession and You Chapter 2 Different Ways of Learning Chapter 3 Teaching Your Diverse Students Chapter 4 Student Life in School and at Home
PART 2: FOUNDATIONS
Chapter 5 The Multicultural History of American Education Chapter 6 Philosophy of Education Chapter 7 Financing and Governing America’s Schools Chapter 8 School Law and Ethics
PART 3: SCHOOLS AND CLASSROOMS
Chapter 9 Purposes of America’s Schools and the Current Reform Movement Chapter 10 Curriculum, Standards, and Testing Chapter 11 Becoming an effective teacher
Online Appendices: Available as Instructor Resources through Connect